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.
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The March Railway Modeller is our traditional Scottish-themed issue, in which we preview the Model Rail Scotland exhibition on 23, 24 & 25 February – now the biggest model railway show in the UK with over 50 layouts on display. Three of these are featured in this issue, with the Railway of the Month being Eastfield – a mammoth 70' x 40' O gauge recreation of the Glasgow diesel depot as it was in the 1980s – while the other two are Weedram Distillery in OO gauge, and Kettlewell, a Midland Railway branch terminus in P4.
The Scottish theme continues with the Scale Drawings feature, which profiles the London & North Eastern Railway K4 2-6-0s – a class of six engines designed specifically to work the West Highland line from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig. This route is also the subject of our Plan of the Month, which proposes a OO gauge model of Rannoch station using the laser-cut station building and signal box kits recently released by Peco.
Modelling features include a scratch-built 2mm scale dockside crane by Peter Osborne, and guidance on how to use static grass, from Callum Willcox. Leading the new product reviews is the long-awaited Great Western Railway Steam Rail Motor in OO by Kernow Model Rail Centre, and others include O gauge Deltic diesels and a Network South East Class 73/1 electro-diesel from Heljan, 4mm scale house kits and N gauge 16-ton mineral wagons from Peco, and OO9 Gloucester narrow gauge coaches from Bachmann.