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?
Tour two N scale Union Pacific layouts with Trackside! We share an Overland Route layout modeling the UP main from Omaha to Idaho and another layout modeling the La Grande Subdivision in northeastern Oregon. Both layouts focus on railfanning and run multi-locomotive consists. These layouts will be a hit with any UP or N scale enthusiast!

This month’s magazine also includes a project by modeler Greg Wright. He shows you how to heavily weather a wooden boxcar to use as a bad order car in operations.

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