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Summer’s here! Yes, the Summer 2017 issue of Model Rail is OUT NOW!

Different is the watch-word this issue. Inside MR238 you'll find a layout in a coffee table, an 'O' gauge mainline on an 8ft by 4ft baseboard, and tips on how to scratchbuild and weather a dredger. Plus, Chris Leigh's project layout enters its final stages as he uses a new technique to create foaming seaside waves.


News: Having opened the order book for our exclusive Model Rail/Rapido Trains ‘J70’ 0-6-0T we’re delighted to be able to announce four more Sentinel 0-4-0Ts liveried for BR and the War Department, as well as another batch of ‘USA’ 0-6-0Ts.
There’s also 4 pages of news from Bachmann’s Summer press event.


Reviews: Bachmann’s Class 450 EMU and Oxford Rail’s ‘Warwell’, plus Supercast figures.

Workbench: A bumper 30-page Workbench includes: Learn to solder like a pro. Build an 'N' gauge white metal kit. Build and weather a dredger. Liven-up liveries with depot embellishments. Convert a Hornby Hawksworth coach into a slip coach. Create your own lineside signs. And, build a beach shoreline.


Features: Paul Lunn concludes his look at miniature railways. Richard Foster’s guide to the ‘J70’ 0-6-0Ts, where they worked, what they did, and the differences between them.


Layouts: 'Severn Tunnel' (‘O’). 'Feldspar' (‘N’) 'Mason’s Lane' (‘OO’).

Regulars: Exhibition Diary and Backscene, in which Chris Leigh recalls the early days of etched brass details.

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