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December issue out now!

Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling has a mission to enthuse modellers of all ages and abilities, and help them get more from this fantastic hobby.

Whether you prefer steam, diesel, N-gauge or OO-gauge, RMM is full of hints, tips and railway stories, and draws upon the archive of Britain’s most authoritative railway title.

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Words from our editor, Pete Kelly:

“Ever since I was a young boy in the late 1940s, Christmas Day has always reminded me of train sets – primarily Hornby O-gauge tinplate – and to find myself writing about the subject of railway modelling 70 years later is something I would never have predicted in the wildest of dreams.


“The amazing thing is that, despite the massive strides forward in accuracy, detail and sophistication in all scales that modellers enjoy today (see part one of Nigel Burkin’s ‘Top model choices from 2019’ feature on pages 20-21), tinplate trains like the simple wind-up Hornby and its two stumpy carriages that I woke up to, wide-eyed, in 1949 have never lost their appeal, and the well-used, carefully stored or simply forgotten about remnants from that golden age remain eagerly sought-after at toy fairs and swapmeets all over the country to this day.”

You can now subscribe to Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling for as little as 12 issues for £15!  Visit to find out more!


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Sam Hewitt

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