Britain’s 20 best railway inclines are the linking topic for the May 2017 issue of Model Rail, OUT NOW! Track plans, gradient profiles and great photography of locomotives at work are set to inspire your model-making.

News: New models reviewed include Dapol’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 68, Little Loco Company’s Class 15 in ‘O’ gauge, Graham Farish’s ‘N’ gauge Autocoach, and Peco’s ‘OO9’ slate wagons. Plus, Chris Leigh installs and tests Train-Tech’s new sensor signals.

Workbench: George Dent recreates one of Tebay shed’s Shap bankers. Richard Foster shows the right (and wrong…) ways to renumber locomotives for his ‘Gedney’ project. Peter Marriott builds a narrow gauge winding house diorama. Graham Goodchild explains how he built his remarkable funicular railway. Paul Lunn transforms a cheap planter into a cargo ship (yes, really!), customises model figures to change their poses, and kitbashes the old Dapol turntable kit into a swing bridge. 

Features: Richard Foster details the 20 best places in Britain where locomotives defy gravity.

Layouts: Mike Harris takes a look at ‘Windmill Terminal’, Paul Rolley’s modern image ‘OO’ freight terminal, and ‘Brixcombe’, exquisite GWR modelling in ‘P4’ courtesy of the Farnham & District MRC. 

Regulars: Exhibition Diary, Show & Tell, and Q&A - plus Backscene, in which Chris Leigh ponders ‘Goin’ Back’ with apologies to the Byrds…

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