The Railway Modeller was, for its first few years, an Ian Allan publication ...
Possibly the biggest change over the years has been the improvements in photograph and printing. By clever digital manipulations bits of picture can be "glued together" to keep big layouts all in focus as well as in glorious colour.
The model was introduced in 1959. fbb was 13. That is 60 years ago.
So here it is, the 800th edition.
Will the content be more to fbb's taste? Only time will tell; he has another 22 months to go!
Will fbb be around for the 900th edition. Statistically possible. 1000th? Much less likely!
Also through the front door (the letterbox is too narrow) has come a fascinating book on the real, full sized railway. A "first glance" review is planned in a day or so. Meanwhile there are quite a few oddments (quality oddments, of course!) from various sources that need our attention,