With copies of the latest Model Rail about to hit the shelves (or the doormats of subscribers), here's a quick preview of this month's Workbench Test, dealing with the amazing new range of Laser Glazing from Shawplan. Myself and Nigel Burkin demonstrate how to fit the laser-cut plastic glazing to a number of different models, including coaching stock and locomotives. It's a fairly simple task, but one that makes a massive difference to RTR models. See pages 66-69 of MR158 for the full story...

The Vi-Trains Class 37 seen above has been fitted with new Shawplan windscreen surrounds and laser-cut glazing. And what a difference it has made. I'm now seriously considering retro-fitting my fleet of 37s with this upgrade - all 15 of them! The parts fit the Bachmann model equally well.

Precision-cut to fit exactly into each aperture, the Laser Glazing is simple to fit and can be secured with acrylic clear varnish, such as Johnsons Klear.


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