Railway Modeller

Archived since October - November 1949 Complete Archive

879 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

In the January 2023 edition of Railway Modeller, you have the chance to win up to £1,000 worth of prizes in the 70th annual RM Cup competition, by voting for your favourite articles published in the magazine during 2022. We also bring you coverage of the recent Warley National Model Railway Exhibition and the new models that were announced at the show. Railway of the Month is Newnham Road for Moortown, a large digitally controlled Great Western Railway loft layout, while other layouts featured include Hawkinge (representing the London-Dover main line in N gauge), Scaca Fell Forestry Crossing (inspired by the Rev. Wilbert Awdry′s Skarloey Railway) and the Ballycrochan Line (combining Scottish and Northern Irish railways on the same layout). Ian Cairns shows how he modelled an LNER A5 4-6-2T in N gauge, along with drawings of these locomotives in 4mm scale; Trevor Gibson and Geoff Peters explain how period gas lighting was modelled on Trevor′s O gauge Somerset & Dorset layout; and Callum Willcox shows how to enhance a locomotive with etched numberplates, complete with prototypical white numbers on the smokebox plate.

Subjects: Hobby, Leisure, Railways

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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: January 2023
  • Issue Count: 879
  • Published: Monthly