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Model Rail

June 2019

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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(CHRIS TRERISE) PricewaterhouseCoopers’ research claims that 3,372 shops opened on the UK’s top 500 high streets throughout the UK in 2018 but, surprisingly, some 5,833 closed. Actually, I’m not that surprised by that statistic. I’m sure your local high streets are similar to ones near me, where the number of boarded-up shops and pubs outnumber those that are still open.With that in mind, Kernow Model Rail Centre deserves a huge round of applause for opening a new shop in the very un-Cornish surroundings of Guildford. It’s a brave decision because there is always a financial risk to a venture such as this, but I’m sure that Chris Trerise and his team will have carefully weighed everything up before taking the plunge.The reason why I welcome Kernow’s decision is that we…

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nodel railbrought to you by

Richard Foster I’ve always wanted to run my own shop. There’d be model trains, secondhand books and, finally, CDs and guitars. George Dent I’ve always had the dream of running a music shop that sells rare LPs and, most importantly, features a café! Chris Leigh Since the team set their clocks by when I eat chocolate in the office, I would have to own and run a confectioner’s shop. Chris Gadsby If I owned a shop it would be full of sports memorabilia and models depicting stadia during significant events. 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…

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life’s better with model rail

Here’s why: Starting as a supplement in RAIL magazine, Model Rail went ‘standalone’ in 1997. Each issue we bring you easy-to-follow modelling projects that you can complete without breaking the bank, inspirational photographs of the best model railways and thorough, unbiased reviews so you can make the most informed choices when spending your money. Don’t forget our own model ranges – see pages 72, 108 and 110.…

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model rail essential information

Q: Looking for a feature but can’t remember which issue it was in? A: See the online index, provided by U. Model Shops, at www. ukmodelshops.co.uk/ModelRail Q: Want to order one of our exclusive models? A: Go to www.modelrailoffers.co.uk or call 01209 613984. Q: Want to order one of our bookazines or a back issue? A: Go to www.greatmagazines.co.uk or call 01858 438884. Q: Have a problem or query about our digital magazines? A: Visit www.great magazines.co.uk/faq Q: Problem with your subscription? A: Call our Subscriptions Department on 01858 438884 or manage your account online at www.greatmagazines.co.uk/solo…

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kernow opens new branch

Kernow Model Rail Centre has opened a new shop in Guildford. It was due to open on May 1, with several days’ worth of special events, involving the model railway trade. Model Rail was even on hand to help celebrate.The Kernow team chose Guildford as the location for its second shop, thanks to close knowledge of the town, a large customer base that already uses its mail order service and a lack of a dedicated model shop in the surrounding area.Kernow Model Rail Centre Managing Director Chris Trerise said: “It is vitally important for the future of our hobby to attract new modellers, and this can only be done by having a physical shop to showcase the vast range of products available. Our Guildford branch will build on the…

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limited edition class 47s – choose your favourite livery

Model Rail could be about to take its first step into the ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run market… but it needs your help. 47145 Merddin Emrys, ‘Tinsley blue’ with Railfreight Distribution branding. (COLOUR RAIL) 47004 Old Oak Common Traction & Rolling Stock Depot, BR two-tone green. (MERVYN TURVEY) GW150 green (name & number TBC) (D. PYE/COLOUR RAIL) ScotRail ‘Large Logo’, with either Inverness Depot stag or Eastfield Depot dog motif. (M.A. CADELL)Heljan is currently working on an all-new version of the ever-popular ‘O’ gauge Class 47/0, so we’ve picked six liveries that we think would make an ideal exclusive MR limited edition. Although production will be extremely limited, the project will only go ahead if we receive enough expressions of interest.If you’re interested in buying one (or perhaps all!) of the…