All the non-essential shops in England are closed and I’ve been doing a lot of shopping online.
Let’s be honest, most of the time internet shopping is rather dull.
However, I was really pleased to find the Miniature Railway Magazine Bargain Packs.
Miniature Railway magazine specialises in miniature railways from 5″ to 15″ (127 to 381mm) gauge, including the commercial, garden and club lines. They are selling their back issues at bargain prices.
I opted for the digital bargain pack, 26 magazines for £19.50, that works out at 75 pence per issue.
And they’re good magazines. Typically each issue features profiles of one or two existing lines, a historical article about a line that’s no longer in existance and technology or line construction articles. Plus there are news items and ‘where’s this loco now?’ enquiries – which are always interesting to read.
This week I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading about:
- the Far Tottering & Oyster Creek at the Festival of Britain in the 1950s
- electric 7¼” locos with a third rail system
- how heritage railways print cardboard Edmondson tickets
- a DIY railbender
- the German 15 inch locos designed by Roland Martens
- Australian 12″ gauge lines, past and present
… and I’m not even half way through the pack of magazines.
Miniature Railway Magazine is a thoroughly good read and well worth investigating if you are interested in all things with a very narrow gauge..
I should point out I’ve no connection to Miniature Railway Magazine or the publishers. I’m just a happy customer.