Model Railroader Magazine
Model Railroader Magazine

Model Railroader Magazine

Published Monthly 12 issues per year
Model Railroader magazine is the oldest and most-respected model-railroading magazine. First published in 1934, the magazine provides model-railroading hobbyists with reliable tips, projects, and detailed photos to help improve their layouts. More Info >>
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About Model Railroader

Each monthly issue addresses a variety of scales and modeling techniques for engines, rolling stock, right-of-way, structures, scenery, and other components of model railroads. The magazine aims to help model builders capture the authenticity and purpose of real-world railroad layouts.

Model Railroader issues typically include layout tours, how-to projects, prototype information, and track plans. Regular features and sections in the magazine are: "News and Products," a rundown of new products available; "Workshop," helpful modeling and operating tips, as well as answers to reader-submitted questions; "Step-by-Step," a focus on a different project each month to help build a better layout; "Information Desk," educational insight into real railroads to help you be a better remodeler; "DCC Corner," spotlighting model train operation using Digital Command Control; "Product Reviews," an assessment of new models and how well they perform; "Trackside Photos," inspirational photos featuring the work of fellow hobbyists; "Trains of Thought," a column examining the philosophical side of model railroading; and "The Operators," tips on reproducing prototype operations on model railroads.

Twice a year, Model Railroader publishes two special issues, "Great Model Railroads," which highlights impressive model railroads and provides detailed plans and how-to information, and "Model Railroad Planning," which addresses aspects of designing and constructing a model railroad. Additional special issues may focus on various topics of model railroading from time to time.

Serious model railroading enthusiasts would enjoy the wealth of information found in a subscription to Model Railroader magazine!
Issues Per Year: 12
Estimated Delivery: 6-8 Weeks
Publisher Name: Kalmbach Publishing Co.

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Won't renew

By Taxidriver

from Illinois

About Me Casual Reader



    • Lacks Content
    • Too Many Ads

    Best Uses

      Has steadily gone downhill since the 1970's. Do not care to pay for all the advertising. Articles are only for the very experienced modelers anymore. Not a good value for the $$

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


      great magazine

      By dude

      from Norhtern Kentucky

      This magazine is full of useful info for model railroaders of all levels. Info you wont throw out, plus articles and pics of z-scale to garden scale. Great for gift giving!

      (15 of 27 customers found this review helpful)


      Most informative

      By Dutchman

      from Greenwood Arkansas

      When I was 7 years-old my father bought the very first Model Realroader magazine and got most of the early additions. I still have them and have every one since January 2003, when I took up the hobby after retirement. Model Railroader magazine is great reference material.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


      Model Railroader price

      By conductor Jim

      from Denver CO

      Model Railroader's price from Kalmbach Publishing is 42.95. Where is the savings?

      (32 of 57 customers found this review helpful)


      102 Raslistic Track Plans

      By Hotdog

      from Jensen Beach Florida

      I have never seen a Model Railroader Special Edition or regular monthly ones have so much information. It is fantastic putting everything in one book. I don't get to pick them up every month so when I saw this one it was just want I was looking for. I can not thank Model Railroader enough.

      (38 of 75 customers found this review helpful)


      Best Magazine Model Railroaders

      By UMP BILL

      from Kennesaw, GA

      I have been a model railroader for more than 60 years and consider Model Railroader magazine a valuable resource and informative tool for model railroaders.

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