The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling

The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling is a new publication from the publishers of The Railway Magazine, Rail Express and Heritage Railway.
Modelling magazine will be distributed nationwide across model shops and heritage railway lines and will be aimed at beginners and returners to steam railway modelling.

Model shops and manufacturers will advertise to illustrate what’s available for this hobby and high-quality editorial will feature nostalgia, new models, how-to, model shop of the month and lots more. We’ll also be featuring steam heritage lines and museums and places to visit to get inspiration for your hobby.

Current issue: April 2017 – Next issue: May 2017 – On sale: April 28, 2017


What’s in the shops?
Bachmann’s Wickham trolley, Robinson class J11, Thompson corridor composite coach.

Starting out
Get to grips with baseboards this month.

Basic layouts
Nigel Burkin gives eight variations on the oval track layout.

Past and present
Ian Lamb looks at the importance of themes.

Simon Kohler talks about the gender divide in the modelling hobby.

Win one of two family tickets to the Devon Railway Centre.

Layouts we love
From the Lincoln and District Model Railway Club exhibition.

Blasts from the past
Tony Stratford brings the Hornby story up to date.

Places to visit
Devon Railway Centre.

Ask a daft question
One RMM reader shares his technique for setting up a garden railway.

Inside out
This month Phil Parker looks at taking your modelling hobby outside.

Where to get your copy of RMM.

Diary dates
What’s on this month where you are.

Inspiration pages
Quirks and curiosities of the railway system.