Magazine Overview – Model Rail – Issue No.200

Model Rail Magazine ~ Issue No.200 ~ September 2014

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Little Fanfare from the Model Rail production team in passing 200 issues, but for me the highlight is the interview of Bob Symes, although it is fairly short. The photos of the fabulous modelling on Canton Road are super, although no track plan is provided in the mag – and can you spot the cobwebs on Page 68-69 !! Lots of News covering new releases and announcements keeps some of the other content down.

My own copy has now been sliced and relevant articles filed.


  • OO – Bachmann 31-430 — MR Half Cab 0-6-0T + Fact File SheetRichard Foster 
  • OO – Bachmann 39-776 — LMS 50′ Inspection Saloon
  • OO – Hornby R3283 — 0-4-0DH Bagnall Diesel Shunter
  • OO – Heljan 89201 — Class 128 DPU as 55991 and 89221 as W55992 in BR Blue livery
  • N – Graham Farish 371-087 — Class 25/2 BO-BO as No.25245 in BR Blue Livery
  • GC Weathering – weather Hornby R3006 BR 2884 Locomotive
  • Proxxon Tools – Mini Gas Torch, Hot Glue Gun, Soldering Iron and Mini Screwdrivers


  • O – Cardiff Canton Road – Micro Exhibition Era 5 MPD Locomotive shed set in the Cardiff Area. C & L Track, Owned by Stephen Fay (Photos Chris Nevard)  < CLICK HERE > for a link to an external website providing more information about this layout. 
  • OO – Bromsgrove – Large Era 4, Era 5,  Mainline home layout including Lickey Incline by Bob Bangs + Lickey Incline Fact File 
  • N – Barton Road – Large Exhibition Era 7 End to End industrial Triangular Junction fictional location layout set in the Bristol area. Uses Peco Code 55 track and DCC . Owned by Benn Pollard (Photos Chris Nevard)

News & Features

  • News – Several pages highlighting many announcements by suppliers and manufacturers
  • At Home with Bob Symes – Interview Chris Nevard
  • Supertest – Ballast SpreadersPeter Marriott

Workbench (Tips)

  • Scratchbuild a Signal Box – Allan Downes shows the techniques he uses to scratch build a signal box
  • How to build your first locomotive kit – George Dent shows how to get the best from the ARC Models new range of resin kits designed for the beginner (4mm)

Magazine Specifications

    • Full title: Model Rail
    • Editor: Foster, Richard
    • Publisher: Bauer Consumer Media
    • In Shops: Friday 29th August 2014
    • Price: £3.75
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    • ISBN: N/A
    • EAN: 9 771369 511117 09
    • Copyright:  Bauer Consumer Media

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