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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 209 - on sale May 7th


Enjoy the lighter evenings with a copy of Model Rail 209, on sale May 7.


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


·      Locomotion Models announces GNR Stirling 8ft Single as the next ‘National Collection in Miniature project.


·      Revolution Trains announces ‘N’ gauge TEA tank wagon.


Reviews: Our in-depth, accurate and frank reviews are at least one step ahead of the rest!


·      Bachmann’s second try at the ‘6959’ class modified ‘Hall’ (is it right this time?), and Hornby’s LMS non-corridor coaches, plus OO Works ‘I3’ 4-4-2T are the highlights of this month’s review section.


Layouts: An in-depth look at some perfect re-creations of real stations:


·      Clutton GWR  (‘P4’ gauge)

·      Rolvenden (‘P4’ gauge)

·      Bryndulais (‘OO’ gauge) 


Masterclass: Singles – a look at the single-wheeled speedsters of the late 19th century, the ‘Pacifics’ of their day.




·      Build a diesel fuelling point with Chris Nevard.

·      Build a customized warehouse – two kits examined by Peter Marriott.

·      Build your own Network Rail New Measurement Train in ‘OO’

·      Chris Leigh looks into grounded vehicle bodies and works on a couple of models.



Q&A : Guide to identifying DMUs

Exhibition Diary


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