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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.

 

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We offer some of the layouts we feature on Blu-ray & DVD. The videos are usually 80-120 minutes and have much more video of the layouts and often bonus features that are not in the magazine.

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Layouts featured in this month's magazine:

Burlington Northern Across Mike McGinley's Southwestern Pacific in HO
Join us as we tour the HO scale Southwestern Pacific (SWP) running the Burlington Northern Railroad. Regular Trackside readers will get to enjoy Mike McGinley's layout again, now based in 1992 (but nothing is left out if you have not seen this layout in our publication previsouly). You'll see a mixture of BN motive power in operation, including C30-7s, F45s, GP9s, and SD60Ms at work. This is one layout you don't want to miss, and a special treat for fans of the BN's Cascade Green paint scheme. You'll see many full-page photos of the layout. A railfanning video is also included, where you'll watch a local pick up a damaged locomotive that has been setout and haul it to the shops for repair.

Changing Time Periods on the SWP
We take a look back at different eras modeled on the SWP and compare photos to see some of the recent updates to the layout. You'll see where Mike made layout and structure/scenery modifications.

High-Volume Track Weathering
Our project this month shows you a method of quickly weathering lots of rail; this project will be useful for modelers about to lay a lot of track on a new or expanding model railroad.

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