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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.

Trackside Model Railroading's Current Issue

Layouts featured in this month's magazine:

Modeling the Union Pacific on Two N Scale Layouts
You'll love railfanning the Union Pacific Railroad on these two layouts by Bob Bjerke and Bill Arseneau. Bob models the Overland Route from Omaha to Idaho in the modern era, and Bill models the La Grande Subdivision in Oregon's Blue Mountains as of the 80s-90s. Both modelers focus on railfanning and run long lash-ups of several locomotives.

Switching on a Small N Scale Layout
Mike Bucy's small layout is a great example of an N scale switching layout that can fit in a very small space (less than 6 x 6 feet, or 1.82 x 1.82 meters). The layout is built on a door with an extension to form an L-shape. He models two yards with several industries that he switches out. This short feature includes some photos of his trains at work and a diagram of the layout.

Bad Order a Wooden Boxcar
Heavily weather a wooden boxcar to run as a bad-ordered car on your layout. Follow step-by-step instructions to complete your own decrepit boxcar.


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