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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 208 - on sale April 9th


Spring to your local newsagent and catch a copy of Model Rail 208, on sale April 9.


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

Find out about Bachmann and Graham Farish’s exciting plans for 2015/2016.  

Hornby unveils its new SR ‘Pacific’, Hatton’s commissions ICI hoppers and there’s a warm welcome to Minerva. 

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

Hornby’s ‘J15’, Bachmann’s ‘E4’, Dapol’s Maunsell coaches and new ‘O’ gauge rolling stock from Heljan are this month’s highlights.

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


Halifax King Cross (‘P4’ gauge)

Deepcar (‘OO’ gauge)


Masterclass: Your definite guide to all things railway modelling.

BR’s Mk 1 coaches brought modernity to the post-war network and spawned countless variations. Ben Ando looks at Bachmann’s extensive range as George Dent and Chris Leigh upgrade some miniature Mk 1s.

50 Top Modelling Tips: Thinking of building a new model railway? Peter Marriott and George Dent offer a half-century of essential hints for successful layout construction.

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