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Model Rail (UK) - - Welcome - Richard Foster Ed­i­tor

– dare I say, surreal – mo­ment as I wel­come you to our 20th birth­day is­sue. It’s a bit dif­fi­cult to pin down ex­actly when Model Rail No. 1 hit the news­stands be­cause that first is­sue was sim­ply dated ‘Au­tumn 1997’. But, with the leaves turn­ing brown and the tem­per­a­ture drop­ping, it seems like the right time to break out the bal­loons and can­dles, and to cel­e­brate. Model Rail had been around a lot longer than that of course, but pre­vi­ously only as a slim supplement in RAIL. MR1 was the first stand­alone is­sue, 100 pages of ex­cite­ment and in­no­va­tion, never be­fore seen in a rail­way mod­el­ling mag­a­zine. To cel­e­brate our birth­day, you’ll find the top 20 lay­outs that have ap­peared in Model Rail over the years, as cho­sen by our friends, col­leagues in the in­dus­try and loyal Face­book fol­low­ers. We’ve also got 20 ready-to-run lo­co­mo­tives to give away to 20 lucky read­ers, col­lec­tively worth over £2,800. Our main features in this is­sue also pay homage to MR1. We’ve se­lected sub­jects from that in­au­gu­ral edi­tion and re­vis­ited them, us­ing 20 years worth of ex­pe­ri­ence and new prod­uct de­vel­op­ment. So, Ge­orge has weath­ered the wag­ons to go be­hind the ‘9F’ that ap­peared in MR1, has found some new tweaks to make to Lima Mk 1s and has hacked about a Class 31. En­joy!

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