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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 206 - on sale February 12th


Sit out the last few weeks of winter with Model Rail 206, on sale February 12th.


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


· The 'N' gauge Pendolino project will happen thanks to Rapido Trains, and Oxford Rail unveils new ready-to-run models.  


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


· A bumper 24 pages of new releases this month, including Hornby's 'K1' and 'Hall', Bachmann's '64XX', Farish's '4F' and Dapol's JNA and IOA ballast wagons.


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


· Old Elms Road (‘OO’ gauge)

· Wheal Elizabeth (‘P4’ gauge)

· Dovey Valley (‘OO9’ gauge) 


Model of the Year: Vote for your favourite model of 2014!


Model Rail Scotland: It's just weeks away, find out what exciting layouts and attractions are on offer and plan your visit. 


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


· Peter Marriott constructs an affordable station kit and identifies the best glues for ballasting. Mike Harris builds a printable greenhouse kit. George Dent tries his hand at track building. And Chris Leigh tests an innovative new product, designed to tackle tramways with ease.

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