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Model Rail is Britain’s brightest and most informative magazine for model railway fans. Every issue is packed with the country’s finest home and club layouts, stunning photography, unbiased and in-depth product reviews, expert tips, layout plans, inspirational real railway subjects and step-by-step articles that really show you how.

We cover every stage of the hobby, from buying a first train set right through to museum standard finescale modelling in a lively style that encourages readers to get involved in the world’s greatest hobby.

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MR213 - On sale August 27


Everything you need to know about MR213.


News: All of the hobby’s hottest news stories. 

  • First look at new models due from Bachmann, Dapol and Revolution Trains.   


Reviews SPECIAL: Our objective take on the railway modelling world’s latest releases. 

  • 24 pages of new trains: Bachmann’s ‘S-Stock’, Heljan’s’ Class 05 and Park Royal railbus, Dapol’s ‘Grange’, Farish’s Hawksworth coaches and ‘A2’, Hornby’s ‘K-Type’ Pullman cars and Oxford Rail’s open wagons... plus accessories and other products! 


Layouts: An in-depth look at some of the most exciting model railways the community has to offer. 

  • ‘Gas Works’ (‘O’)
  • ‘Heworth Sidings’ (‘N’)


Inspiration: Coverage that makes you go; “WOW!”

  • Railways that blend seamlessly into the landscape make ideal layouts. Richard Foster presents 26 perfect modelling subjects. 


International N Gauge Show.

  • Everything you need to know about this
    year’s ‘N’ gauge extravaganza, sponsored
    by Model Rail. 


Workbench: Tips and tricks from our panel of modelling maestros.

  • Building and buying baseboard tips with Dave Lowery and Peter Marriott. How to renovate a bargain signal box and construct a canal diorama with Chris Leigh. And how to embark on your very own overgrown line with George Dent. Plus, Peter Marriott demonstrates the visual effects of adding weeds to a layout.  

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