Railway Modeller

Archived since October - November 1949 Complete Archive Monthly
896 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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Latest issue
Railway of the Month in the June 2024 issue of Railway Modeller is Deadmans Lane, a busy and colourful exhibition layout showcasing the 21st century railway scene around Derby, complete with the depot housing the Network Rail fleet of yellow test trains.
Other layouts featured this month include Laxey Station (part of the Manx Electric Railway in 4mm scale), Gallows Close Goods (recreating a former section of railway in Scarborough in N gauge), and Otterford, a cleverly designed EM gauge layout that can be converted to portray either a real or a fictional location. 
We also find out how members of the local community in Axminster came together to build a OO gauge tribute to the fondly remembered Lyme Regis branch line, while the Scale Drawings feature provides diagrams of Richmond station, an imposing Gothic-style building in North Yorkshire. 
Constructional articles include Ian Nuttall's account of building a Midland Railway signal box for his OO gauge Settle & Carlisle layout, and Jim Smith completing his radio-controlled London & North Western Railway 0-6-2T in Gauge 1.
New products reviewed include the all-new London Midland & Scottish Railway 'Black Five' in OO and BR High Speed Train in TT:120 scale from Hornby, Class 59 diesels in N gauge from both Dapol and Revolution Trains, and BR Mk.IIb coaches and Southern Railway banana vans in OO from Accurascale. 

Subjects: Hobby, Leisure, Railways

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  • First Issue: October - November 1949
  • Latest Issue: June 2024
  • Issue Count: 896
  • Published: Monthly