Model Rail

Model Rail June 2020

Model Rail magazine is the UK's biggest-selling magazine dedicated to railway modelling. 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 and step-by-step articles that really show you how. In our unique ‘Workbench’ section, we tackle a wide range of modeling skills and projects. Our expert writers and model-makers will help you to get the most from your hobby and build the layout of your dreams. Model Rail is published 13 times a year, every four weeks.

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Richard Foster Now the railway room’s tidy, I need to start on the outbuilding where my layouts will eventually go… George Dent I spent Easter following Jools Holland’s piano lessons on Instagram and building a few 1:24 scale trucks. Chris Leigh Laird Leigh of Lallybroch has nearly finished building his baronial hall for a forthcoming issue. Chris Gadsby I used the Easter weekend to finish the wiring. Now I’m running trains before starting platform building. Chris Nevard Our ace snapper is building a name for himself on the folk music circuit. Is there no end to his talents? Peter Marriott Peter is our jet-setting scenic guru. Knows what products are available and how to get the very best from them. Dave Lowery Professional model-maker Dave works on top secret projects for train builders and model manufacturers. Paul A. Lunn Paul is full of ideas for…

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www.facebook.com/modelrail www.twitter.com/modelrailuk Planet Rock radio, also part of the Bauer family, has been a constant companion at home since the lockdown started and it was DJ Darren Redick who said that we’ve all been given the gift of time. His point was that, as most of us are now free from the daily grind, we should use the extra time we have to better ourselves. As a bass player, he’s using the extra time to take lessons to further improve his playing. It’s a good idea. As difficult as it is not being able to see friends and family, we should use the lockdown constructively. We all know that modelling – railway or otherwise – is therapeutic and getting into the layout room is arguably as good for us as the hour we’re ‘allowed’…

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model rail model of the decade 2010-2019 the results

‘OO’ GAUGE ‘OO’ gauge diesel and electric locomotive of the decade WINNER 1st: Kernow Model Rail Centre ‘Warship’ (2019) – 25.3% 2nd: Rapido Trains/Locomotion Models APT-E (2016) – 19.8% 3rd: Dapol Class 68 (2017) – 13.6% Others: 41.3% ‘OO’ gauge multiple unit of the decade WINNER 1st: Bachmann ‘Midland Pullman’ DEMU (2012) – 43.9% 2nd: Bachmann/Kernow ‘4-TC’ (2017) – 18.6% 3rd: Bachmann BR ‘Derby Lightweight’ DMU (2011) – 12.8% Others: 24.7% ‘OO’ gauge rolling stock of the decade WINNER 1st: Oxford Rail railway gun (2019) – 23.9% 2nd: Bachmann/ModelZone Mk 1 TPO coach (2010) – 9.7% 3rd: Bachmann Railtrack JJA ‘Autoballaster’ hopper (2010) – 8.9% Others: 57.5% ‘OO’ gauge steam locomotive of the decade WINNER 1st: Hornby Peckett 0-4-0ST (2017) – 23% 2nd: Kernow/Dapol SR Beattie 2-4-0WT (2011) – 20.2% 3rd: Heljan/Hattons LMS Beyer-Garratt 2-6-0+0-6-2T (2014) – 15.3% Others: 41.5% ‘OO’ gauge coach of the decade WINNER 1st: Rails of Sheffield/Rapido Trains…

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join our modelling monday community… … and don’t forget show & tell

Has the lockdown left you feeling isolated from the railway modelling community? Then you need to take part in Modelling Mondays! Every Monday, we ask you to show us pictures of the projects you have been working on over the past seven days and you can share you work, engage with other modellers or simply be inspired by others. You can get involved on our Facebook page, Model Rail magazine or our Twitter account @ModelRailUK Take pictures of your work and upload them with a brief description and a selection will feature each month in the magazine! On the march I’m currently building a layout called ‘March West Junction TMD’. It’s a ‘OO’ gauge double-sided layout comprising of a depot on one side and a station on the other, with a backscene splitting…