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Model Rail Magazine Subscription

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Model Rail is packed full of the latest new model reviews, expert 'how to' projects and inspirational layouts.

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£5 / 3 issues

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  • Get the print magazine delivered to your door with FREE UK delivery
  • Instant access to the latest & previous issues via the Model Rail app. Easily control the text size, use audio mode to listen to each issue in the app!
  • Access to rewards, discounts and prizes

Digital Subscription

Enjoy instant access and customise your reading experience with the digital version of Model Rail

£5 / 3 issues

Then pay £27/6 months. Saving £21.51 per year!


  • Get the print magazine delivered to your door with FREE UK delivery
  • Instant access to the latest & previous issues via the Model Rail app. Easily control the text size, use audio mode to listen to each issue in the app!
  • Access to rewards, discounts and prizes

Model Rail Magazine

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Model Rail Magazine

About this magazine

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:

  • The finest home and club layouts
  • Stunning photography
  • Unbiased and in-depth product reviews
  • Step-by-step articles
  • Inspirational layout plans
  • Expert tips

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.

Benefits of becoming a Model Rail subscriber

Here's why becoming a Model Rail subscriber is an absolute must:

  • Unmatched Insight: Whether you’re a beginner embarking on your first layout or a dedicated model trail enthusiast pushing the boundaries of detail, Model Rail is full of step-by-step model railway guides, expert projects, and inspirational layouts that cater to enthusiasts of all levels.
  • Never Miss an Issue: With a Model Rail subscription, you’re on the express lane to railway excellence. Every issue is delivered promptly, either to your doorstep or your digital device, or get the best of both worlds with our Print + Digital option!
  • Digital Delights: Embrace the digital era with a Print + Digital or Digital-only subscription. Access the latest and previous issues instantly on any device, snag discounts and rewards, and revel in a monthly exclusive email from the Editor that keeps you in the loop with the freshest news.
  • Customizable Reading Experience: Tailor your reading experience with new customisable features like audio narration for busy times, night mode for late-night reads, and adjustable text size so that your reading experience is as delightful as your model railroading adventures. 
  • *Embrace Sustainability: Join us in our sustainability mission! By subscribing to Model Railway’s digital magazine, you're not just expanding your knowledge, you’re also reducing your paper waste and carbon footprint, whilst indulging in the digital delights of our magazine. Read more about our commitment to sustainability here.

*Refers to our Digital subscription only.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if you have the email address of the recipient, we can send an e-card at the time of purchase or on a date of your choice. Please note that if your gift subscription comes with a welcome gift, the welcome gift will be sent to you to give to the recipient or to keep for yourself.

Print subscriptions: When you place your print order, you will be able to choose the start issue in the checkout and the expected delivery date will be shown.

Digital subscriptions will be accessible on the day of purchase. Once you have completed checkout, you will receive further instructions on how to access your digital magazine.

Print + Digital subscriptions: The digital magazine will be accessible on the day of purchase and the print magazine will start from the start date you select in the checkout. Once you have completed checkout, you will receive further instructions on how to access your digital magazine.

As standard with our digital subscriptions, you will receive:

  • Instant access to all the content via the app
  • Special bonus content via an email
  • Access to rewards

You may receive additional benefits depending on the brand. Please see the 'Subscriber Benefits' tab for a full list of benefits that you will receive.

Currently, digital subscription rewards can ONLY be accessed via the app. So please install the app on your phone or tablet.

All information regarding rewards, bespoke competitions and access to content will be available in the app and via email.

Yes – every issue of the magazine and all content is published in what we call ‘device-optimised templates’ on our app. This means that no matter the size of the screen you use, your magazine will be easy to read.

The app gives you the best of both worlds! You can either enjoy your digital magazine in old-fashioned ‘magazine view’, which is basically a PDF replica of your print magazine, OR you can read it in optimised template format. - We call this ‘digital-view’ mode.

On the app, when you’re reading the magazine in digital-view mode, you’ll see a header bar at the top of each article. Here you’ll be able to:

  • Select audio mode and listen to the magazine being read to you
  • Select the size of text you find easiest to read
  • Bookmark features you want to quickly return to
  • Switch to ‘dark mode’ to make it easier to read your content

You'll also be able to access the content almost instantly when you purchase either a Print + Digital or Digital only subscription.