What is Trackside Model Railroading?
Each Premium digital magazine includes two layouts which we have traveled to and photographed extensively. There are about 25-45 images per layout in the magazine, so you get to see many different scenes. With the HD Retina edition, you can zoom in at 600 percent if you wish while still maintaining a clear image on most screens. We want readers to feel that they have experienced a thorough tour of each layout we feature.
Some of the recurring features for the magazine are:
We feature two layouts per month, covering all scale sizes. Some featured layouts will be club-owned, as we wish to promote club involvement and interest in the hobby of model railroading. Each layout will have a story and photographs, as well as some video of the layout in action. The photographs will be dominant, as we believe they are vital to conveying the quality and feel of a layout. We also want to include enough photographs that you feel you have experienced a good tour, so we frequently show around 30 photos of a layout.
Here are some examples of layout images that we have featured:
Pilchuck Division of the BNSF
Everett & Monte Cristo Railway
Santa Fe Los Angeles Division 3rd District
Northern Pacific Tacoma Division
Puget Sound Iron Goat Railway
We will also feature how-to articles with photos or illustrations. Some of these will be very basic, for the benefit of new modelers, but we will include more advanced how-to articles from time to time. These will include many topics, including scenery techniques, basic layout construction, weathering, and many more. We try to be original and offer new ideas to inspire the reader.
Here are some examples of how-to projects we have featured in the magazine:
Voltage Regulator for Rice Bulbs
In Case You Missed It
Most model railroading enthusiasts are interested in the prototype and current events. We will include a short feature on current newsworthy events that catch our attention.
Along the Rails
We feature images from our readers in this section of the magazine. Submit your own images of your models in action to enter the contest.
New Products Coming Out
We will highlight a few new products from different manufacturers in various scales.