Railway Modeller

Archived since October - November 1949

876 issues

Published monthly by Peco Publications, Railway Modeller is a guide to creating railscapes of every era of train, from steam to electric, and caters for modellers of all abilities. Each issue features the best from the hobby for those modelling Britain's railways in all the popular scales and offers a unique blend of articles by experts and beginners alike, including a special section for newcomers wanting to learn all about the hobby and model making in general.

Model railway enthusiasts can now subscribe to the complete digital archive of leading magazine Railway Modeller , which stretches back to 1949 and encompasses more than 800 fully-searchable issues. The archive is organised into neat stacks of decades and years, which can be browsed across web, iOS and Android platforms for a flexible reading experience.

Every contents page is fully-linked to facilitate easy navigation to specific articles and features. The archive also benefits from the Exact Editions platform’s advanced search function, which allows readers to search for keywords across individual issues and the complete archive at the touch of a button.

Latest issue

We turn the spotlight on N gauge in the October edition of Railway Modeller, firstly with the ′Railway of the Month′, Barton Road, set in Bristol during the BR diesel era of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Chris Ford also begins a new series showing how an N gauge layout can be constructed in a space of just 7′ x 1′, and Steve Flint draws up the ′Plan of the Month′ depicting Penrith station in N. Other layouts featured this month include Garrigill, a superb P4 model of a Stockton & Darlington Railway station in the late 1860s; a 7mm scale, 9mm gauge estate railway; and Kenningham, a Great Eastern Railway branch in the early BR steam era. On the opposite side of the world and at the opposite end of the scale from the N gauge layouts, John Boyson describes how he recreated the viaducts of the West Highland line in Gauge 1 for his garden railway in New Zealand; while Callum Willcox details a venerable Dapol LMS 2P 4-4-0. Star of the reviews pages this month is the new GWR Manor 4-6-0 from Dapol in OO gauge, followed by Merry-Go-Round hoppers from Accurascale and the SECR ′Dance Hall′ brake van from Bachmann, also in OO.


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Published monthly by Peco Publications, Railway Modeller is a guide to creating railscapes of every era of train, from steam to electric, and caters for modellers of all abilities. Each issue features the best from the hobby for those modelling Britain's railways in all the popular scales and offers a unique blend of articles by experts and beginners alike, including a special section for newcomers wanting to learn all about the hobby and model making in general.

Model railway enthusiasts can now subscribe to the complete digital archive of leading magazine Railway Modeller , which stretches back to 1949 and encompasses more than 800 fully-searchable issues. The archive is organised into neat stacks of decades and years, which can be browsed across web, iOS and Android platforms for a flexible reading experience.

Every contents page is fully-linked to facilitate easy navigation to specific articles and features. The archive also benefits from the Exact Editions platform’s advanced search function, which allows readers to search for keywords across individual issues and the complete archive at the touch of a button.

  • First Issue: October - November 1949
  • Latest Issue: October 2022
  • Issue Count: 876
  • Published: Monthly