Another great issue of Model Rail hits the shelves

On sale this week, issue 182 of Model Rail includes some spiffing articles, reviews and a free 32page supplement on the subject of modelling the British Railways 'Transitional' period from 1948-68. We have reviews of a number of brand new models, including Heljan's very fetching OO gauge Class 128 parcels unit as well as the Danish outfit's even more impressive 'O' gauge Class 31. There's also a look at the ready-to-run LNER 'C13' 4-4-2T from OO Works. News of Bachmann's latest range is also provided, along with progress reports (with pics!) on Heljan's Class 16 and all the other hot topics of the past few weeks. 

Meanwhile, in the Workbench section, there's an interesting feature on improving one of Parkside Dundas' wagon kits, some tips on weathering 'N' gauge stock and a look at the basic processes involved in locomotive lining.

Copies will be on the shelves in newsagents and model shops from Thursday.
Learn the basics of loco lining with a bow pen in the latest issue of Model Rail.


  1. Hi George
    Nice article on the lining (bow)pen. I model N Gauge & need something to do the orange cantrail stripes. Do you think a Jakar cross hinged (model 1192)would be suitable?
    Keep up the excellent articles it is the only reasojn I subscribe!
    Kind regards
    Andy Small

  2. Hi Andy,
    It might be pushing it a bit for the Jakar pen to do a line fine enough for N gauge. I tried grinding the tips of one of my pens to get a hair-thin line but this can just as easily destroy the tool, so I'm wary of recommending it! Something like a Rotring Isograph draughtsman's ink pen might be better, with nib sizes available down to 0.1mm, although they don't do an orange ink, so you'd have to source that separately.

  3. Thanks for the info George. The Warship in your June article looks fantastic - looking forward to the DVD
    Kind regards


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