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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.


Monthly Blu-ray or DVD Subscription

We now offer a subscription to our monthly DVDs, which feature the same layouts we share in the magazine each month but with more content. The videos are usually 80-120 minutes and have much more video of the layouts and often bonus features and stories that are not in the magazine.

Trackside Model Railroading's Current Issue

Layouts featured in this month's magazine:

Weyerhaeuser Subsidiary Logs the Pacific Northwest in HO Scale
Tour the Clear Lake Timber Company, Carl Brainerd's freelanced, HO scale logging railroad. You will love this exquisitely-modeled little layout. In this feature, you'll learn about the layout's construction and scenery and how Carl operates it, and you'll get to see the railroad at work. A short interview with Carl at the layout is included.

You Could Own this Beautiful Canadian Pacific Layout in HO Scale
This previously featured, bedroom-sized layout is now for sale: check out Gerry Yurkoski's Flathead Valley Branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway, a freelanced layout based in a mythical location in the Canadian Rockies. You'll see photos of the layout from our feature as well as some overall photos and detail shots that Gerry took.

Modeling a Flat Tire Roadside Repair
Create a unique scene showcasing a flat tire repair. We created a printable PDF of a strut and brake assembly for O, HO, or N scale that you can install on a model vehicle. Then scratch-build a bottle jack according to our step-by-step instructions and make your own scene. This project is somewhat challenging because the parts are small, but if you have a steady hand and a little patience, you'll be fine (but N scale will be tougher!).


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