This page provides links to some of the popular model railroading hobby publications. Publications included in these listings are believed to be continuing to publish on a regular schedule.  I have not included publications that are no longer in operation or that appear to be of questionable viability based on a cursory examination of their online presence.  In addition, the list does not include magazines or journals published to members only of membership organizations.  Inclusion is entirely subjective on my part, and can include online and print publications, but is limited to publications with a track record of regular, on-time publication of materials in a professional format, typically color, and minimally news-stand worthy whether actually delivered in print or digitally.

 

Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine - Totally electronic, totally interactive, totally free - Each monthly issue, 100+ pages!Model Railroad Hobbyist is a monthly online free publication with associated highly active model railroad forum discussion groups. Subscription based print edition is also available.

 

Kalmbach Publications publishes the following model railroad related magazines:

  • Model Railroader Magazine  - Best known model railroad subscription magazine currently published monthly.  Offers print and digital subscriptions, including ability to subscribe to digital archive of all past issues of Model Railroader.  Also hosts an active model railroad forum discussion area.
    • MRR Video Plus - Subscription video publication offering how-to and other videos on model railroading topics.
  • Trains Magazine - Subscription magazine covering a wide variety of railroad topics published monthly.  Offers print and digital subscriptions.
  • Classic Toy Trains - Subscription magazine focused on building and operating toy train layouts published monthly.  Offers print and digital subscriptions.
  • Classic Trains Magazine - Subscription magazine focused on the golden years of model railroading published quarterly plus special editions.  Offers print and digital subscriptions.
  • Garden Railways Magazine - Subscription magazine specializing in garden scale railroading published monthly.  Offers print and digital subscriptions.

 

White River Publications publishes the following model railroad related magazines:

  • Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine - Longstanding subscription magazine covering a high level of craftsmanship in the hobby published monthly.  Offers print, digital and combo subscriptions.
  • Railfan & Railroad - Subscription magazine covering prototype railroads and railfanning topics published monthly.  Offers print, digital and combo subscriptions.
  • Model Railroad News - Print subscription magazine providing news and information for hobbyists that appears to be published monthly.
  • Passenger Train Journal - Print subscription magazine covering passenger train railroading topics published quarterly.
  • Trains & Railroads of the Past - Print subscription magazine that appears to be published quarterly focused primarily as the name implies on railroads that are no longer operating.
  • Railroads Illustrated Annual - Yearly print subscription publication..
  • On30 Annual - Yearly print subscription publication featuring hundreds of full color photographs.
  • HOn3 Annual - Yearly print subscription publication with photographs, scratch building articles, and more.

 

Morton's Media Group (via Classic Magazines) is a publisher of the following magazines:

  • Heritage Railway  - Subscription magazine published every 4 weeks offering print or digital subscriptions. Concentration is on Britain's network of preserved steam, diesel, and electric railways.
  • Rail Express  - Monthly subscription magazine covering news about Britains current railway network available in print or digital editions.
  • Railway Magazine, The - Long time monthly subscription magazine covering Britain's railway industry and heritage railways both past and present available in print or digital editions.

 

World of Railways is an online Publisher featuring the following magazines:

  • British Railway Modelling - Monthly British subscription magazine covering top notch layouts in all scales offering print or digital subscriptions.  Each edition includes a DVD.
  • Garden Rail - Monthly British subscription print magazine covering the entire garden railway spectrum across scales, gauges, genres. and methods of propulsion.
  • Narrow Gauge World - Print subscription magazine published 9 times per year covering narrow gauge railroading past and present.

 

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If there is a model railroading related publication of broad appeal that you think I should include a link to here, you may submit your suggestion.  If your suggestion is more of a research resource, please go to the Research page and submit your suggestion there.  If suggesting a publication link, I will assess whether I believe it fits how I think of this page in keeping with the types of publication links here as described at the top of this page and if I concur I will add the link. 

Thank you for your suggestion.