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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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Issue 207 - on sale March 12th
Hop to your local newsagent this Easter, and pick up a copy of Model Rail 207, on sale March 12.
News: All of the hobby’s hottest news stories.
· First pictures of Model Rail’s new limited edition Class 37, a preview of Heljan’s Falcon, plus a round-up of the next models to appear on your local model shop’s shelves.
· Peter Marriott reports back from the Nuremberg Toy Fair with the things that caught his eye for 2015 and beyond.
Reviews: Our objective take on the railway modelling world's latest releases.
· Graham Farish’s Class 31 and SR 12t vent van, Bachmann’s tube wagon and new VBA, and Mk 1 BG from Heljan are the highlights of this month’s review section.
Layouts: An in-depth look at some of the most exciting model railways the community has to offer.
· Wellbridge (‘OO’ gauge)
· Ribblehead (‘N’ gauge)
· Works Yard (‘EM’ gauge)
Masterplan: Ideas for potential projects, designed to kick start those creative modelling juices.
· Paul A. Lunn presents three layout plans for the car enthusiast.
Road Rage: A focus on the automobile, and its relationship with both the real and model railway.
· Mike Harris compiles a huge model car round-up. Paul Bartlett delves into the history of Motorail. Chris Leigh puts an old chassis to good use - converting it into a car flat. And Bachmann’s IPA wagons get the George Dent treatment
Workbench: Tips and tricks from our panel of modelling maestros.
· George Dent gets techy, with Photoshop, whilst Chris Leigh customises an RTR model to better represent one of his favourite locomotives.