Railway Modeller

Archived since October - November 1949 Complete Archive Monthly

884 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.

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In the June edition of Railway Modeller, we go behind the scenes at Pendon Museum, with the ′Railway of the Month′ being the new Midland & South Western Junction Railway section of the museum′s famous 1920s/1930s Vale Scene. We also talk to Stephen Williams, one of the museum′s senior modellers, about its plans for the future, and Mike Barnsley provides a complementary history of the MSWJR. There is also a preview of another very large layout that will soon be on show to the public, but this time set firmly in the present day – Making Tracks III, the third OO gauge West Coast Main Line layout built by Pete Waterman and his Railnuts team, which depicts Milton Keynes Central station and will be on show at Chester Cathedral this summer. It′s not all about big layouts, though: we also feature several smaller models, including a very unusual 4mm scale recreation of a pier railway, based on the example at Southend. Callum Willcox also builds the new Peco kit for the Great Western Railway station building at Monkton Combe, and adapts it to model the structure as it appeared in the classic Ealing comedy film The Titfield Thunderbolt.

Subjects: Hobby, Leisure, Railways

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  • First Issue: October - November 1949
  • Latest Issue: June 2023
  • Issue Count: 884
  • Published: Monthly