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Welcome to Trackside Model Railroading™ Digital Magazine

The magazine that railfans the model railroad layouts of the masters, Trackside Model Railroading.

Trackside Model Railroading is the magazine for model railroad enthusiasts who want an in-depth view of layouts. We cover two layouts each month, including all fine scales. Our railfanning style includes video of the trains running on the layouts as well as an article and many photographs of each layout we share. We are a digital-only publication. Model train Amtrak Cascade Talgo HO

August 2016 Issue
Trackside Model Railroading Big Sarge's GN, SP&S, and TLRR in N Scale August 2016 Cover

Experience Big Sarge's GN, SP&S, and TLRR in N Scale and the New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad in S Scale

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What is TSMRR?

Trackside Model Railroading is a digital model railroad magazine, published monthly. Each month on the first, subscribers receive an email containing the links to download the new magazine. There is a choice to download the full size magazine in a zipped file that is intended for desktop computers, and it also includes two images that can be used for your computer desktop. Another option is to view the magazine online with the option to save it to your computer once it opens using the Adobe tools. We also provide smaller versions of the magazine formatted for tablets and cell phones.

Each magazine includes two layouts which we have visited and photographed extensively. There are about 20-35 images per layout in the magazine, so you get to see many different scenes. You can zoom in on a picture if you wish.

We want readers to feel that they have experienced a thorough tour of each layout. Accompanying the photographs is an article about each layout and its owner. Whenever possible, we also include high definition video of the trains running on the layout. Actual prototypical railroad sounds are dubbed into the video of the models, giving the realism that you are actually railfanning the layout.

Video links are inside the magazine. As you read a layout article, you will come across a video capture image which shows a play button. Just click on the picture and the video will launch. This does, however, require that you have an internet connection, as the videos are too large to embed in the magazine.

Each month includes an article instructing the reader how to build or design something relating to modeling. Sometimes these are very specific, and sometimes they are more conceptual in nature. Now and then, we include extra content like large panoramic images within the magazine that you can download and have printed to use as a backdrop on your layout.

You can re-access the magazines as many times as you like, and it is fine to download them on your desktop computer as well as a tablet or smartphone if you wish. You can purchase a month here and there for $1.89 or purchase a full year subscription, making each month of the magazine just $1.25 per issue.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at questions@tsmrr.com.

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Customer Comments

"The 1/32n20 layout article and video alone are worth the price of the annual subscription! Prior coverage in other publications always left me wanting more. Well done to the layout owner and the crew."
-Bill U, Delaware USA

"The photos are, of course, spectacular and the ability to zoom in on them is great. And the imbedded videos are wonderfully done and easy to access. What a way to 'visit' a layout!"
-Brooks S, Michigan USA

"I love seeing the product of those that truly have a passion for it. Nothing is more incredible to me than layouts like these where you have to squint to be able to tell that you're not staring at the real thing."
-Kory S, Illinois, USA

"I would like to congratulate you guys on this fantastic job!! Great work on the article, pictures and video!!"
-Enrico S, Germany

"I am really impressed by the pictures and the perfect matching sound of the videos."
-Christian A, Austria

"You and Jennifer will be an asset to the hobby by exposing the best layouts in the best way possible. Many of these works would not be enjoyed by such a large audience were it not for your efforts!"
-Roger N, Washington, USA

"I am enjoying your publication. Keep up the great work."
-D. Scott S, Maryland, USA

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