April 2017

FREE BRM TV DVD, Layouts in OO, N and EM, repaint an RTR loco, weathering tips plus 4 more modelling projects and we review Hornby's Merchant Navy (and more)! ... Read More >>

On Sale: 30 Mar 2017

£4.99 Single Issue

  • THE SUMMIT - Watch one of Britain's largest exhibition layouts in action
  • HORNBY EXCLUSIVE - We interview research guru Paul Isles
  • SHED DIORAMA - We show you how to build it!
  • BUNTINGFORD (OO) - It has been eight years in the making, but Graham Oxborrow's layout is a hugely impressive debut.
  • CAVERSWALL JUNCTION (N) - Full-time tram driver and keen modeller, Carl Rutherford, found inspiration in contemporary railways for this spectacular layout. 
  • VINTNERS YARD (EM) - Sometimes, knowing when to stop is an art in itself, as modeller Eric Gates explains.
  • GRAEMESTON QUAY (OO) - Falkirk Model Railway Club has created a colourful scene as a tribute to one of its younger members.
  • MAKE IT GRUBBY - Award-winning theatrical designer Giles Favell shows how to achieve impressive weathering results on any model, whether static or in motion on your layout.
  • A KIT-BASHING ADVENTURE - Plastic kits are a great starting point, but scratch building isn't as scary as you might think, says Phil Parker.
  • MADE FOR DAGENHAM - Simon Bolton built a model of one of Britain’s oldest and rarest diesel electric locomotives for Luton Model Railway Club’s ‘Central Works’ layout.  
  • BUILD A WICKHAM TROLLEY - This diminutive people-carrier can add character to your layout, and is a finishing touch to last month's Wickham shed diorama.
  • ADAPT LIKE A PRO - John Cockcroft shares how detail changes and a repaint can alter the guise of any RTR model, as he transforms a Dapol 'Terrier' into an Isle of Wight stalwart.
  • DESIGN AND BUILD A WATER TOWER - Andy York reaches for a 21st Century solution when he builds a complex wartime water tower.
  • TRADE NEWS - Updates from Kernow Model Rail, Tower Models, Dapol and Bachmann, plus an award from a TV Dragon and more.
  • NEW MODELS - Graham Farish applies RTC livery to its Class 24 and Mk Is, Bachmann's 'Thompsons' arrive in Crimson and Cream livery and more.
  • NEW GEAR - Wireless controls, dry stone walls, CCTV cameras and more, in our round-up of useful accessories for your layout.
  • REVIEWS - We appraise Hornby's air-smoothed 'Merchant Navy', Heljan's 1361 Class 0-6-0 + Graham Farish's Hawksworth Autocoach.