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?
Come tour Walter Appel’s Piedmont & Allegheny Railway with Trackside Model Railroading! This HO scale freelanced railroad is based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the winter of 1957-58. You’ll see the P&A’s scarlet and gray locomotives running alongside Baltimore & Ohio, Virginian, and Lehigh Valley Railroad motive power. Come read about this HO scale bedroom layout.

Also in this month’s magazine:
Our second feature is an article sharing tips to improve your scale train photography and ideas to help you design your pike to photograph easily (including lighting tips).

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