One of the nice things about editing this magazine is the constant stream of pleasant surprises. Just when you think that you have seen everything something new pops out at you, often from the most unexpected quarter. Here are a few examples that we encountered compiling this issue of MB.
Many of you used your Model Of The Year Poll entries to expand on the reasons for your selection, pass more general comments or just pat us on the back. As usual, a big thank you to everyone who took part
In this issue we have two articles, Collector's Items? and Another Bit Of Bolton, which were inspired by articles in MB31. These came out of the blue and will, we hope, be of interest. The Crewe Model Bus Extravaganza is always a friendly exhibition and some photographs of the models on display can be seen on page 14. The surprise here is how the organisers manage to get quite so much into the room. Even "the London Toy Fair was a pleasant surprise as Kevin Bullions reports on page 28.
The first UK outline die-cast model from Creative Master Northcord, the Alexander ALX400, is a truly amazing model and is reviewed on page 23. As for the kit manufacturers, they continue to astound us with the sheer range and number of models that are being produced. My collection of unbuilt kits is still growing faster than I can build them with yet more of my personal 'must haves' on the horizon. "
Model Of The Year 2001 - You were the jury and here is the verdict.
Collector's Items? - Tony Richardson opens some boxes.
The Alexander ALX200 - A modern single decker in service with all the big three groups. - Plan by Terry Blois.
Another Bit Of Bolton - Further comments from a satisfied customer - Graham Haddy
The Crewe Model Bus Extravaganza - Photographs from this annual event.
Quo Vadis? - Ian Morton wonders where our hobby is going
Recovery Tenders - New life for old buses.
News, reviews and regular features:
News From The London Toy Fair - Kevin Bullions went to see what the manufacturers had to offer.
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