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#1 Chris Nevard

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:14

Model Rail 168 Spring 2012 Highlights
On sale 22 March 2012 (with subs copies often arriving a few days before)

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PETE WATERMAN EXCLUSIVE:
A rare glimpse of Pete's 'O' gauge diesel fleet in action on his 'Leamington Spa' layout, with photographs by Chris Nevard.

MODEL OF THE YEAR 2012 – THE RESULTS

LAYOUTS:
'Outon Road' (Late 1980s 'OO'), photographed by Chris Nevard
'Springhead Junction' (BR/preservation 'OO')

NEW LAYOUT SERIES:
Gilbert Barnatt outlines the ideas and planning behind his new layout 'Peterborough North' (1950s BR steam 'OO'). Essential reading for anyone planning their own 'dream' layout. Photographed by Chris Nevard

FIRST REVIEWS:
Heljan WMD railbus, Hornby '4F' 0-6-0, Hornby Railroad Class 31 & Warship, Hornby LNER Gresley Full Brake

HOW TO:
Build a working level crossing, install sound for 'N' gauge diesels, use Deluxe Materials glues, build lightweight baseboards, detail, weather and distress an EWS Class 47

READER PROJECTS:
Build a 'B4' dock tank for £20
Building a Loram Rail Grinding Train

PLUS:
First pictures of the Heljan AC Cars railbus and Class 128 parcels railcar, News, Q&A and much more!

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Model Rail is published every 4 weeks which means 13 issues a year, hence this issue is called 'Spring'.

<<Edited for typos>>

Edited by Chris Nevard, 15 March 2012 - 16:41 .

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:48

Some good layout features to look forward to in this one, cheers Chris!

Meanwhile, the Railroad Warship review's in there to remind us it's really the April issue :jester:
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#3 dseagull

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:41

Cheers Chris, looks another good one to me with a couple of articles screaming out in particular.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:47

What about the 2-8-2?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 14:10

Had me worried for a moment ;)

#6 Chris Nevard

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 16:45

Ian, update; it's in 169 (19 April '12) and confirmed by the editor. The issue being 'worked on' is often one issue ahead of the next one out, especially after it's gone for press - that could be the confusion - sorry about that.

Good things come to those that wait - and it will be worth it!
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#7 owentherail

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 17:14

Loving the cover picture, BLUE is good!!

#8 EddieB

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 17:28

I thought EWS class 47s were pretty distressed anyway - Ed Burkhardt not being particularly partial to them.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 18:34

Some good layout features to look forward to in this one, cheers Chris!

Meanwhile, the Railroad Warship review's in there to remind us it's really the April issue :jester:


Is it really that bad? Yes, I suppose it is!

Jeff

Edited by Physicsman, 15 March 2012 - 18:34 .


#10 CUTLER2579

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 19:07

NEW LAYOUT SERIES:
Gilbert Barnatt outlines the ideas and planning behind his new layout 'Peterborough North' (1950s BR steam 'OO'). Essential reading for anyone planning their own 'dream' layout. Photographed by Chris Nevard


Sounds as though this could be quite interesting. :jester:
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:21

Ian, update; it's in 169 (19 April '12) and confirmed by the editor.


Cheers Chris :)

Might still get the Spring issue as the Loram Rail Grinder is interesting .....

Edited by RedgateModels, 16 March 2012 - 09:22 .


#12 Dave47549

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:35

I thought EWS class 47s were pretty distressed anyway - Ed Burkhardt not being particularly partial to them.


They lasted longer than He did..... :smoke:
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#13 Chris Nevard

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 23:57

Chris, any chance of a teaser shot of Outon Road? I'm not sure I can wait for this issue to arrive in Australia... I think my local newsagent is only up to 165! :drag:

Cheers
William


A couple of teasers.... no captions required!

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#14 John M Upton

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:50

Just been reading my sub copy and to my astonishment I am in it! My little Facebook comment on the Railroad Class 31 has made it into print!!!

#15 Kelly

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:47

My copy arrived today. First flick through it looks a good issue.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:10

Fascinating article about departmental B1s. Didn't know anything about them.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:41

Fascinating article about departmental B1s. Didn't know anything about them.

But it does seem to be an odd way of 'using' a new RTR loco :scratchhead: ; great 'detailing'/ weathering job but then just leave it stuck in a corner instead of having it there to run.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:09

And because its the Spring issue there is an article about making daffodils.

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Another article is about building foam baseboards which was more fun than expected!

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Kind regards,

Peter
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#19 johnstreet

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:36

That is a cracking front cover shot - glad to see that ModelRail is in 'Peak' condition!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 17:48

But it does seem to be an odd way of 'using' a new RTR loco :scratchhead: ; great 'detailing'/ weathering job but then just leave it stuck in a corner instead of having it there to run.


Or you could do like most of us do with all that we buy - leave them untouched, stuck in a corner :D
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#21 43078shildoncountydurham

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 19:52

Hi all,
I can't get the web link to work on page 61 of Paul's fab n gauge layout.
What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks
Craig

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 22:09

Good edition,

I really like Outon road, that ticks all the boxes for me. On a slightly critical note, I would have liked some detail of how the scenics were done and some gen on the locos pictured which are clearly not stock items. I know MR doesn't do the old 'ballasting was the usual mix of.....' beloved of one of the other mags but would have appreciated more detail.

That railgrinder was epic, I wish I had 300 hours to devote to a project !

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:09

Cheers for the big up on Outon Road. Was nice to see it in print and Chris did great work on the photos as usual. It is a shame that I wasnt able to go into more detail on how the scenics were done or how the locos were modified but there is only some much you can fit into an article. If you check out my layout thread here on RMWeb I will endeavour to answer any questions. Im always approachable at exhibitions too as I love to chat model building.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 14:02

Some good layout features to look forward to in this one, cheers Chris!

Meanwhile, the Railroad Warship review's in there to remind us it's really the April issue :jester:


Are you suggesting that their ought be a spoiler alert? By the time my copy arrives, I'll have forgotten that April is well past = end of May?




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Posted 04 April 2012 - 22:13

Thought Chris's pictures of Leamington were some of the best I've ever seen, helped by some really convincing weathering on the blue diesels.

I enjoyed the other layout articles, both Outon Road and Springhead junction. I was a bit puzzled by the shot of Springhead in its shed, as it looked as if it was on two levels - but there was no mention of this in the text?







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