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Welcometo Ju ly

It’s all change at Hornby this month, as Simon Kohler broke the internet and announced he was leaving the company for pastures new after over 40 years of service.

Affectionately known as ‘Mr Hornby’, many people will know Simon from his tireless work behind the Hornby stand at exhibitions and, more recently, from his appearance in the Hornby: A Model World TV series, where he coined his catchphrase “Detail, detail, detail”.

A great personality for the hobby and an ongoing supporter of BRM, we wish him the best of luck in his new venture. You can read more about his departure and his plans for the future in our news pages from page 98.

Change for many of us can be quite daunting, but there is a lot of excitement to be had in taking up a new challenge. Never wanting to stand still, we have been busy over the past few months refreshing the pages of BRM to keep the magazine up-to-date and relevant for today’s readers. We hope you like the changes so far, and if you have any feedback on how we can improve the magazine further, please let us know at brm@

The July issue features some fantastic layouts, with our cover layout, ‘Chandwell’, showcasing some incredible buildings and scenic detail – I can hear people already questioning if it really is N gauge! Another showstopper this month is ‘Stanicliffe’, Roger Sunderland’s sequel to the iconic ‘Bournemouth West’, which certainly doesn’t fall short of expectations.

Proving that layouts don’t always need to come with a blue summer sky, Rob Kinsey’s atmospheric ‘Merthyr Riverside’ is a work of art and will inspire many looking to capture the Welsh lines on the GWR, and our final layout, Peter Lloyd’s excellent ‘Palin’s Yard’, is based around the Cadbury’s factory at Bournville – we can almost smell the chocolate! Enjoy the issue!

The BRM team