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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Model Rail 150

The 150th Model Rail has just started to hit subscribers' doormats, with over the counter sales a little later in the week.

 
Here goes the official contents list courtesy of Chris Leigh:
  • Shooting the Cover: For such a special issue of Model Rail, we needed a special cover. Here’s how we did it...
  • Big Picture: An unusual conversion project was unveiled at Model Rail Live.
  • One Big Weekend: If you didn’t make it to Model Rail Live at Barrow Hill, here’s what you missed. 
NEW PRODUCTS
  • New FNA wagons from Bachmann, big diesels from Heljan and a first look at all-new 4mm Mk 2 coaches.
  • Reviews: Hornby’s ‘L1’ and Railroad Class 40 and Bachmann’s ‘A2’ and ‘Autoballaster’ come under scrutiny from our experts. 
FEATURES
  • Free car for every reader! Turn to page 31 to find out how to claim your free 1:76 scale car.
  • Madder Valley Railway: Chris Leigh delves into the history of John Ahern, one of the key links between the pre-war trainset and the modelling hobby of today.
  • Pretty in Pinxton: Alex Fisher tells the story of the signalbox that inspired our latest limited edition.
  • Christmas Gift Ideas: Leave these pages open at home, it will give your loved ones some great ideas for December 25!
  • Network News: Network Rail’s Class 950 DMU can be justified on any modern-era layout. George Dent shows you how to build it.
  • Warley 2010 Preview: Here’s your essential guide to the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition.
  • Only here for the beer: Railways and brewing were inextricably linked. Ben Jones looks at the movement of beer and the possibilities it offers modellers.
  • Building Eastwood Town: Want to build your dream layout? Gordon Stolliday offers hints and tips to get your project under way.
  • Build an exhibition layout: How to do you design a layout destined for a life on the road? Ben Ando explains all.
  • Making Mendip Colliery: Chris Nevard describes how he detailed and improved some resin buildings for his latest layout project – a Somerset colliery.
  • Supertest: Trees; Every layout needs them, and tree aficionado Peter Marriott gets to grips with what’s available.
  • Pendon Perfection: Chris Nevard was granted exclusive access to the ‘Vale Scene’. Prepare to be inspired!
  • 1960: Britannia rules? Robert Forsythe looks back to the eve of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ when BR’s ‘Britannia’ was threatened by an electric from Austria.
  • Masterplan: Borchester: ‘Borchester Market’ contains everything we might want from a layout. Here’s how you can build your own version of this classic. 
REGULARS
  • Model Rail DVD offer
  • Model Rail Shop
  • Buy exclusive models online or by telephone from our all-new shop.
  • Britain’s Model Trains: Our unique and comprehensive guide to RTR models is out again on November 11. It’s fully refreshed and updated for 2011!
  • Q&A: Your modelling questions answered by fellow readers, experienced and expert modellers.
  • Show & Tell
  • Exhibition Diary
  • Backscene
  • and in MR151: Three great layouts, top kit-building advice and the ultimate guide to ‘N’ gauge modelling - coming next time.

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