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Get down to BBC I-Player

Posted by fodmrc on 23/07/2014

p018pvczIf you have access to BBCI-Player, you will find a series of railway documentaries under BBC4 Collections.

Chosen by Gary Boyd-Hope under the name “Steam Railways” in the factual category, they include John Betjemn’s “Men of Steam” about the lives of GWR railway men and the “Flying Scotsman”.

Read more here >>>>>


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Railway Modeller Magazine March 2014

Posted by fodmrc on 14/02/2014

Correct cov masterThe club’s initiative in setting up an evening with Gordon and Maggie Gravett is featured on Page 224 of their latest edition.

See the short article by clicking here >>>>>

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FREE Sample Edition of BRM’s February issue

Posted by fodmrc on 20/01/2014

BRMDon’t miss this opportunity to download a FREE Sample Edition of BRM’s February issue. The 15-page Digital Edition offers a snippet of what’s inside the full issue, including 4-pages on the RMweb Project Layout Black Country Blues and 4-pages on the cover layout: The Great Train Robbery.

Download here >>>>>

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New Forest Railways Book

Posted by fodmrc on 15/08/2013

9781857944099With 208 pages and 360 illustrations describe “Rails through the Forest” by John Metherall, curator of the Dean Forest Railway Museum, has recently been published.

“The content is mostly confined to the post-WW2 era, i.e. from 1945, and comprising the S&W ‘main line’ north of Norchard to Cinderford, plus the Mineral Loop and all branches including those to Coleford and Lydbrook. A good selection of b&w photographs will illustrate not only regular scheduled S&W line operations, but also visiting rail tour charters, BR excursions from Parkend, operations at the collieries and quarries, plus lifting of the Lydbrook and Cinderford lines, and some key events from the preservation era.”

For details from the publisher, click here >>>>>

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ONSHED : Free online monthly railway magazine …..

Posted by fodmrc on 28/07/2013

onshedThe movie website STEAM TUBE produces its own monthly newsletter/magazine online called ON SHED.

You can see the latest edition by clicking here >>>>>


Here is a list of some of the material available ……

  • Welcome, and site  news
  • Steam  Tube Photographic HighlightsSteam Tube Video  Highlights
  • NFSA Film  Australia
  • Tornado- The Story So  Far
  • Mainline Steam  Schedule
  • New Build  News.
  • Heritage Lines News and  Events
  • Rail  Tube…
  • On This Day in  History
  • Around the World in 80  Railways.  No 37: Train of Freedom
  • Christian  Wolmar…
  • Huntley Film  Archives
  • Memories of a Railway Man
  • Steam Tube  Railwayana


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FoDMRC member to be published in August 2014

Posted by fodmrc on 01/07/2013

Artwork RM CoverRailway Modeller magazine has confirmed that “Rainford Stoops” will be a featured layout in August 2014.

The layout is a fictional heritage railway with its track plan based on K&ESR’s Tenterden station, but set in the north-west in the St. Helens area.

The layout has been aired at the Coleford Transport Festival and since rebuilt to a higher standard by owner, Trevor Powell.

Click here for photos etc. >>>>>

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New GWR signal box from Metcalfe now available

Posted by fodmrc on 29/04/2013

PO330_advertFrom their blurb, “The Great Western Theme Continues… Just one new kit to report this April, the signal box has taken a little longer than anticipated to complete, but we are sure you will be as pleased as we are with the results. (PO330 00/H0 GWR Signal Box – £14.99). An n gauge version will follow later in the year.”

Click on thumbnail to enlarge! Go to their website >>>>>

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Interesting new website to investigate

Posted by fodmrc on 30/01/2013

steamon-web-logoRails of Sheffield have co-ordinated a new online live steam and model railway magazine called

For the next 24 hours or so – until the end of January UK time that is… there’s a free trial – but having looked through the site it is a good resource that looks like it may be worth all of its “under a fiver a month” subscription cost – separate steam train and modelling areas, plus steam traction of all kinds…. plus loads of other stuff.

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Steam on the Big Four

Posted by fodmrc on 03/09/2012

Model Rail has announced a presentation named Steam on the Big Four at Abergavenny Baker Street Cinema on Monday, 8th. October, 2012. This event starts @ 7.00 pm and costs £7.50.

From the film vaults of the late John Huntley archive collections, Abergavenny Baker Street Cinema presents as a one off special showing films of steam railways from around Britain, LMS, LNER,SR and especially GWR. 1890’s to the 1960’s. Classic and rare movies including ‘Castles and Kings’, branch lines, Swindon works and trains of South Wales and the West Country.

Tickets available on  the door or in advance by contacting: 01981 241 578

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BRM goes Digital

Posted by fodmrc on 22/08/2012

The September issue of British Railway Modelling magazine is now on-sale as a Digital Edition.

It comes complete with the FREE 32-page RMweb Modelling Inspiration magazine!

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Latest edition of RM Web’s free webzine now online …..

Posted by fodmrc on 20/07/2012

…..  to read or download and features fantastic layouts in graphic detail and a range of modelling projects.

Layouts included in this issue are Pendon’s Dartmoor scene, Ashburton, Brent,  and Kingstorre.

There’s something in the issue to appeal to all readers, so why not take a look?

Please note that this is a 23mb download.  Click here now >>>>>

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Model Rail magazine ….

Posted by fodmrc on 21/05/2012

… has included the new FoDMRC website on page 112 in their Society and Events news!

Check out the latest edition here >>>>>

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Free online magazine from RM Web

Posted by fodmrc on 05/04/2012

Modelling Inspiration is the online FREE magazine from RM Web in a pdf format for reading or saving. It has 80 pages [and no adverts] containing modelling advice as well as featured layouts, all in quality colour photography. Very impressive and free to download!

Click here to download >>>>>

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