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Model Rail November 2020

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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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13 Issues

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How many times have you heard someone say that, having bought a certain locomotive or unit, they had to build a layout on which to run it? This issue, we’ve taken that one step further by offering you the best locomotives that will inspire lots of layouts! What do I mean by that? Well, take our ‘16XX’ for example - buy one locomotive and you can build layouts depicting industrial South Wales, rural England or the highlands of Scotland. There’s something incredibly intriguing about seeing a locomotive away from its natural home. This is mainly something that steam enthusiasts can enjoy, as most diesel and electrics were designed for nationwide use. The biggest exception that springs to mind is the sight of Class 73s, built for the Southern Region, trundling up the…

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model rail brought to you by

Richard Foster I’d love to have seen No. 4079 on the East Coast Main Line in 1925, showing the LNER how to do things properly! George Dent A fabulous baseboard kit has just arrived from Tim Horn, so I’ve started planning my latest layout project in earnest. Chris Leigh I m mentally planning the next project while building this one. I need a Christmas break! Will there be a Christmas? Chris Gadsby With the house renovation complete, I’m busy working on my next big project, this time for the magazine! 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. He knows what products are available and how to get the very best from them. Dave Lowery Professional modelmaker Dave works on…

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model rail essential information

Q: Looking for an old feature but can’t remember which issue itwas in? A: Check out the online index, kindly provided by UK 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 705459. Q: Want to order one of our bookazines? A: Go to www.greatmagazines.co.uk or call 01858 438884. Q: Have a problem or query about our digital magazines? A: Visit www.greatmagazines.co.uk/faq Q: Subscription issue not arrived? A: Call our Subscriptions Department on 0l858 438884. Get in touch For all other enquiries, you can contact us by e-mail: modelrail@bauermedia.co.uk Postal address Model Rail, Media House, Lynchwood, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough PE2 6EA. Or you can call Jane Skinner on01733 395155 Model Rail is also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/modelrail…

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‘73/9’ powers onward

KMS Railtech is in talks with Accurascale to produce both versions of the Class 73/9 in ‘OO’ gauge. However, the project ’ to produce the two ‘73/9s’ rebuilt for Network Rail by RVEL and the 11 rebuilt by Brush for GBRf - will only go ahead if enough people register their interest. A final specification is yet to be decided but it is expected that the model will be offered in NR, GBRf and Caledonian Sleeper liveries and will feature a heavy die-cast metal chassis, etched metal and plastic detail parts, a five-pole motor with two flywheels and a fully detailed lighting pack. It is also planned that the model will contain a backup power capacitor to give up to ten seconds of power-free running with uninterrupted lighting and sound. The RRP…

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HATTONS FOUR-WHEEL COACHES What’s planned? Five Compartment, Four Compartment and Brake in GWR, GNR, LBSCR, LNWR, LNER, Midland and Southern liveries. Price? From £30.00 When’s it due? Q2 2021 What stage is it at? Engineering prototype REVOLUTION TRAINS IPA CAR CARRIER What’s planned? Flat twin sets and flat twin sets with stakes are being offered in STVA grey or red, covered twin sets in STVA red and covered quad sets in STVA grey, STVA red and Groupe CAT blue, and most versions are available with at leasttwo running numbers. Price? £60-£120 When’s it due? 2021 What stage is it at? Engineering prototype REVOLUTION IWA ‘HOLDALL’ BOGIE VAN What’s planned? ♦ Norsk Hydro livery ♦ Cargowaggon livery ♦ Unbranded Price? £70.00 (twin pack) When’s it due? 2021 What stage is it at? Engineering prototype HATTONS SIX-WHEEL COACHES What’s planned? Five compartment, Four compartment with lavatory and brake, Full Brake in…

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in brief

CEMENT CLASSIC Osborn’s Models has GAUGE released a modern cement lorry as its next ‘N’ gauge model under its British Commercial Classics brand. Available in white, orange and unpainted, the lorry is available exclusively from Osborn’s Models. What’s available? ♦ A3D103 Cement lorry, white Price: £16.95 ♦ A3D107 Cement lorry, orange Price: £16.95 ♦ A3D106 Cement lorry, unpainted Price: £13.95 Availability: www.osbornsmodels.com TIMODEL SHAKES IT UP Timodel has produced a new paint shaker to thoroughly mix modelling paints and avoid streaks and flakes. Rather than inserting a stirrer and mixing internally, the Timodel shaker mixes the pot by externally shaking it once the bottle or jar has been strapped in place. The shaker will be available in model shops from November with an RRP of £27.95, you can also order online at www.timodel.co.uk NEW DECODERS Rails of Sheffield has announced…