Steam Railway – issue 472£4.25
In the latest issue of Steam Railway, is the King’s 75mph dream finished? GWS may have to abandon main line ambitions for King Edward II this winter due to gauging problems.
Also inside: New Lyn makes its Devon debut, tributes to hero David Shepherd and ‘A4’ imposter driver exposed.
PLUS: Old Oak’s emotional farewell, Clan Line shines on anniversary tour and much more!
Steam Railway – Issue 470£4.25
Steam Railway stalwart David Wilcock brings Old Oak Common MPD to life with his stunning recollections of 81A’s twilight years in the late 50s/60s, ahead of the former Great Western Railway shed’s last hurrah on September 2 with a terrific line-up of locomotives.
The Southern Railway’s past was honoured in two very different ways last month. The Mid-Hants Railway’s spectacular ‘Summer Steam Gala’ recalled the glory days of 1967 and the end of Southern steam, and Toby Jennings has been speaking to the people who were there keeping the flames alive for future generations.
Another small part of the Southern Railway’s history was resurrected at Ross-on-Wye with the steaming of the new-build Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Baldwin No. 762 Lyn. Thomas Bright examines how this unique little locomotive will help shape the future of the L&B.
Thomas Bright takes another look at the future, in the shape of the new-build ‘P2’ No. 2007 Prince of Wales – a locomotive that is halfway to completion.
In the present, we celebrate the Foxfield Railway’s 50th anniversary, round-up all ten surviving LMS ‘Jinties’ and conclude our in-depth interview with the National Railway Museum’s Head Curator and Assistant Director Andrew McLean.
As always, Steam Railway brings you the very latest standard gauge, narrow gauge, Irish, main line and industrial steam news from across the UK and around the world.
You can read all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway – the world’s biggest selling steam magazine. On sale now!
How To Build Your Model Railway – 2017£5.99
Welcome to the fifth in our ‘How to build A Model Railway’ series.
We started it with one aim: to use Model Rail’s information step-by-step style to show you exactly how to build a model railway.
In this edition, we focus on Chris Leigh’s fabulous Cornish branch line ‘Polwyddelan’. It’s not big; it’s an ‘L’ shape that’s 6ft 6in by 4ft, but it feels much bigger, thanks to the sense of depth that Chris has created.
We’ve chosen to focus on a classic branch line that’s crying out to be modelled. But the techniques that our experts describe will transfer to whatever area you fancy modelling, and whatever gauge or scale you work in.
Learning new skills is always useful, but at Model Rail we believe that’s part of the story. It’s also important to know what’s available and how to use it, so throughout this manual you’ll find guides to buying and using various pieces of vital equipment.
Layout building can be a daunting prospect, with the threat of getting it wrong hanging over every turn. But worry no more – this guide should answer all your questions.
Richard Foster – Editor
Steam Railway Issue 467£4.25
In this issue:
REVEALED: Steam’s main line future
EXCLUSIVE interview with Network Rail Chairman Hendy
Unveiled: The ‘secret’ GWR collection
BIG 1968 farewell for Oliver CromwellI
Union’s final countdown… where to see Cameron’s ‘A4’ this summer
York’s 4-4-0 giveaway
Why the ‘T3’ but not the Japanese bullet train?
Model Rail’s Great British Model Railways 2017 No.5£4.99
Celebrate the skill, imagination and craftmanship of Britain’s best railway modellers in this superb new 131-page publication. Great British Model Railways is packed with inspiration for modellers for all ages and abilities
– Inspirational modelling
– Superb photography
– Great ideas to help your own project
Model Rail May 2017 Issue 234£4.10
In this issue:
FREE Bits box in the bag!
20 Best British climbs you have to model
PLUS Hill climbing hero – create a Tebay banker this weekend
Evening project: Build a narrow gauge incline
Reviewed: Dapol Class 68, LLC Class 15, Farish Autocoach
- Re-number RTR locomotives
- Simple tweaks to create realistic people
- build your own funicular railway
Steam Railway Iss 465£4.10
In this issue:
Magnificent seven! Bulleid bonanza for Swanage
Plus! We track down all 20 ‘Light Pacifics’
Going nowhere fast – ‘Duchess’ dream halted?
‘J21’ Salvation – From scrap line to steam
Old Oak Open Day – Big GWR show planned
‘Plandampf’ success drives demand for more
How to Build a Model Railway Volume 2£4.99
In this issue;
Expert tips on building and using soldering irons, DCC decoders, coupling and building kits
38 step by step guides to;
- Locos and Stock
Plus track plans, road vehicles, supplier lists and many more
Model Rail Great British Model Railways Volume 1£4.99
In this issue;
Celebrate the skill, imagination and craftmanship of Britain’s best railway modellers in this superb new 132-page publication. View stunning photography of more than 20 top quality layouts and find out what inspired the builders behind them.
- Superb photography
- Outstanding models
- Packed with inspiration
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