Model Railroader Magazine
Model Railroader Magazine

Model Railroader Magazine

Published Monthly 12 issues per year

Model Railroader is an antiques and collectibles hobby magazine for the model train enthusiast. The oldest and most-respected magazine of its kind, it's been providing hobbyists with tips and projects for decades.

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About Model Railroader

First published in 1934, Model Railroader is dedicated to providing reliable tips, ideas and detailed photos to help hobbyists improve their layouts and always stay on track with ways to replicate the elements of real-world railroad layouts.

With plenty of how-to projects, layout tours and track plans, as well as prototype information, Model Railroader is sure to provide model builders with hours of enjoyment. Each monthly issue includes sections such as, "News and Products," highlighting new products on the market; "Workshop," tips on modeling and operating plus answers to reader-submitted questions; "Step-by-Step," detailed instructions for a new projects to improve layout; "Information Desk," an educational look at real railroads to help readers become better remodelers; "DCC Corner," highlights of model train operation using Digital Command Control; "Product Reviews;" "Trackside Photos," photos showcasing the work of fellow model builders; "The Operators," tips for reproducing prototype operations; and "Trains of Thought," a more philosophical look at model trains and lessons learned from model building.

Model train enthusiasts can look forward to two special issues each year. "Great Model Railroads" showcases impressive and inspiring model railroads along with plans and instructions, and "Model Railroad Planning" tackles the key aspects of designing and building a model railroad.

For the serious hobbyist with a one-track mind for all things railroad, Model Railroader is the perfect choice.

Issues Per Year: 12
Estimated Delivery: 6-8 Weeks
Publishing Frequency: Monthly
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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