Model Rail

Model Rail July 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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www.facebook.com/modelrail www.twitter.com/modelrailuk Last issue, we looked at ways to use the lockdown constructively to make your layout better than ever. But what if you haven’t got a layout? At Model Rail, we hear a lot of ‘well, I don’t have time to build one’, so why not do something constructive with the lockdown and make a start? (Unless you’re a key worker and still at work – in which case, we salute you!). In this issue we take a look at the myriad ways that inspiration can strike and how you can channel it, while Paul Lunn offers his advice for layout planning success. To take the process to its conclusion, Chris Nevard reveals his layout-building secrets. At the risk of embarrassing Chris, just as art experts can tell a Turner from a Constable,…

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prepare for inspection

00 GAUGE Revolution Trains is to produce a ‘OO’ gauge model of one of the most unusual items of rolling stock still in use on the national network: inspection saloon 975025 Caroline. This vehicle was originally built as Class 203 buffet car S60755 in 1958. It was rebuilt to become the Southern Region general manager’s inspection saloon in 1969 and was renumbered TDB975025. Although unpowered, TDB975025 has driving cabs to enable it to be used as a driving car. It’s had an unusual career and even carried pope John Paul II in 1982 as well as forming part of the first train to enter the Channel Tunnel in 1992. TDB975025 has been rebuilt many times over the years and Revolution’s model will be offered with key detail combinations. You will be able to…

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box and hopper in two gauges

00 GAUGE N GAUGE Revolution Trains is to offer two of its models in different scales: the ‘OO’ gauge MMA/JNA box wagons will now be offered in ‘N’ gauge while its ‘N’ gauge HOA hoppers will now be produced in ‘OO’. Both new models will benefit from the research and development work that Revolution has already carried out. The ‘OO’ gauge HOA hoppers will be offered in EWS Construction, Cemex, DB red, Ermewa/Tarmac grey and VTG/Mendip Rail silver liveries. Liveries for the ‘N’ gauge MMA wagons have yet to be confirmed but will be selected from DB red, Ermewa/Tarmac grey, GBRf blue, VTG/Mendip Rail silver and VTG dark blue, Touax maroon and Cappagh blue. Prices have yet to be confirmed but Revolution expects that the order book for both models will be opened shortly…

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give us a sign if you fancy an ‘89’

Keep up to date with Model Rail News online. Do you want a ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of BR’s unique Class 89? Rails of Sheffield has joined forces with Accurascale to offer you that opportunity – but the model will only go ahead if demand is high enough. 89001 was designed by Brush Traction as a prototype electric locomotive to operate through the Channel Tunnel. It was built at BR’s Crewe Works between 1985 and 1987. Withdrawn in 1992, it was resurrected for a brief stint with GNER between 1997 and 2001 to ease a traction shortage on the East Coast Main Line. However, it suffered a major failure in 2001 and was withdrawn again. It’s currently under restoration by the AC locomotive Group at Barrow Hill. The Rails/Accurascale model promises a high…

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go with the presflo

OGAUGE Ellis Clark Trains is to produce an ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run ‘Presflo’ wagon. Unlike previous RTR projects which have been produced in conjunction with Darstead, Ellis Clark Trains is undertaking all research and design in-house and the models will be released under the ECT brand. Both square and rounded hopper varieties will be offered and the models will boast a die-cast chassis and sprung axleboxes along with detailed pipe work and sprung buffers. BR grey and bauxite as well as Blue Circle yellow liveries will be offered and a huge choice of numbered and unnumbered of models will be made available. RRP is £69.99 and the models are due in stock in early 2021. Availability: Ellis Clark Trains Tel: 01756 701451 Web: www.ellisclarktrains.co.uk…