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Subscribing to Model Rail ensures that your favourite railway modelling magazine will arrive, packed full of the latest new model reviews, expert 'how to' projects and inspirational layouts. There’s loads to fire your imagination, with great track plans you can build and inspiration from the real railway, not to mention Model Rail's exclusive range of model locomotives.

Model Rail is put together by the best team of modellers and experts in the business, including George Dent, Chris Nevard, Dave Lowery and Chris Leigh. Includes the most honest, unbiased reviews and projects that really show you how.

Model Rail is available in print & instant digital formats, or have both in our package option. Subscribe today and never miss an issue of Model Rail.

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Model Rail magazine is Britain’s brightest and most informative magazine for model railway fans. We cover every stage of the hobby, from buying a first model train set right through to museum standard fine-scale modelling in a lively style that encourages readers to get involved in the world’s greatest hobby. Model Rail magazine is full of helpful tips, advice including model train layouts, details on model train sets.

In each issue of Model Rail magazine, you will find:

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Whether you're looking for the latest digital edition or a monthly subscription, Model Rail magazine will help you get the most out of your hobby.

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