relax in luxury...


The April 2017 issue of Model Rail takes a long, loving look at Britain’s most luxurious trains. From the 'Brighton Belle' to the 'Belmond Pullman' and from vintage East Coast main line to modern Irish, there’s something to suit everyone.

News. Eight new models are reviewed including Bachmann’s Stanier 2-6-0, Heljan’s ‘1361’ and the Hattons/DJM ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T.  Plus, Peter Marriott reports from the Nuremburg Toy Fair.

Workbench: Build a 'Royal Scotsman' observation car, model the ‘Grand Hibernian', and paint a Class 92 for the 'Caledonian Sleeper' - enter our competition and you could even win the model! 

Paul Marshall-Potter shows Mike Harris how to make a tree in an evening. Richard Foster gets into basic decoder fitting. Peter Marriott shows you how to make your own headboards. And Graeme Elgar creates a DEMU with a difference – an extra trailer car.

Features: Chris Leigh recounts Pullman history and looks at the available ready-to-run models, he also takes a look at the principal routes served by British Pullman trains. Paul Lunn suggests some layout ideas based on the Liverpool Overhead Railway.

Layouts: Geoff Williams' 'Aylesbury LNWR' (‘EM’), Ray Lewis' 'St Lukes' ('OO'), and Brian Rolley's 'Rosamund Street Sidings' ('OO').

Reviews: Our Model of the Month this issue is Bachmann's Stanier 2-6-0. We've also put Heljan’s GWR ‘1361’ 0-6-0ST, Hatton’s DJM ‘48XX’, Dapol's ‘A1X’ and 12t Vent Van, Hornby's 21t Coke Hoppers, Bachmann's Thompson coaches, and Minitrains' Bagnall 0-4-0IST to the test.

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