Trackside Model Railroading™ Digital Magazine & Movies

Trackside Model Railroading is a publisher for model train enthusiasts who want to enjoy layout tours in depth. The digital magazine is advertisement-free and covers two layouts each month. We feature layouts of all the fine scales with lots of full-page photos, articles about the railroads, and short videos.
Our DVD and Blu-ray movies feature much more video of the layouts and often include interviews, operations, and creative backstories and railroad history.

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In this area, you can search and purchase our recent digital magazines individually without an account. The magazines are in PDF format and are downloadable, as are the videos. Our magazines feature in-depth model train layout tours with lots of high-quality photos and articles about the layouts.

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In the subscriber area, you’ll find all of Trackside’s back issues of the Premium Edition of the magazine (back to 2013 when we launched). The Premium magazines can be added to your account by the calendar year and come as high resolution PDFs. Members also have access to the current Free Editions. If you love model trains, come explore layouts with us. We have featured over 200 layouts.

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Check out the library of our full-length movies of model railroads. Many titles include operations, interviews, and other extras, and you’ll get to see the model trains in action. Tour the layouts like never before. You’ll also enjoy some prototype history and creative backstories of some layouts. Come check out all of our current movie titles in all the scales.

What’s in the magazine this month?
Learn about operations on Joe Green’s HO scale model railroad called the Chesapeake & Ohio Ryder Gap Subdivision. We toured this same what-if layout last month, focusing on planning, construction, and scenery. This month’s feature focuses on the layout’s operations and includes an onsite interview with Joe. He models a few large industries: a sawmill, a pulp and paper mill, and a chemical plant. The layout is based in Virginia and West Virginia in 1974. You’ll enjoy seeing Joe’s work and learning about how the railroad operates.

Also in this month’s magazine:
Our second feature shows off several N scale layouts that we’ve toured over the years. This month’s project gives you the steps to build your own scale concrete culvert from scratch.

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