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Welcome to the online home of Kalmbach Publishing's five railroading-related magazines. Whether you're here to read the latest railroad news or to explore the hobby of model trains, we have something for every rail enthusiast. Here you can browse our sites, sign up for free newsletters, and more!
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Model Railroader magazine – HO, N, O, Z, and more!
Model Railroader is the world's leading model train magazine, and MR covers every scale! Each issue brings you step-by-step modeling projects, photo tours, and track plans that will help you build a great model railroad. Plus we review the latest trains, track, and structures from Atlas, Athearn, Bachmann, Kato, MTH HO, Walthers, and more!
Model Railroader Video Plus
Model Railroader Video Plus brings the excitement of model trains to you anywhere, any time, and on any device. Our subscription video website features broadcast-quality HD programs, providing a wealth of how-to techniques and information to help you build a better layout. In addition, MR Video Plus has a variety of other fun model railroad programs to inspire and entertain you.
Trains – the magazine of railroading
Trains magazine covers the broad spectrum of railroading with authoritative content, dazzling photography, and a mix of content designed to appeal to everyone. From expert analysis of the latest news to in-depth stories on railroading's rich history. Trains has it all.
Classic Toy Trains magazine – O gauge & S gauge
CLASSIC TOY TRAINS magazine features great how-to info about building and operating O and S gauge train layouts plus track plans and repair and maintenance tips. Whether you're interested in Lionel, American Flyer, MTH, Williams, Atlas O, or other great toy trains, we have them!
Garden Railways magazine – G and large scale
Garden Railways has been the leading magazine devoted to the hobby of outdoor, large-scale model railroading for more than 25 years. We'll show you how to build your dream railway plus we review the latest G and large scale trains from LGB, Bachmann, Aristo-Craft, USA, Accucraft, and others.
Classic Trains magazine – the golden years
Classic Trains is a quarterly magazine celebrating the "golden years of railroading." Each issue covers the North American railroad scene from the 1920s to the late 1970s with extraordinary photographs, detailed historical studies, and compelling first-hand recollections.
Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders, 2nd Edition
Don’t get derailed! Get up to speed on the latest advancements in trackwork with the one book that focuses solely on proper track installation.
The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd Edition
This updated encyclopedia of railroading presents history, photos, route maps, and fast facts for 170+ North American railroads.
611 In Steam
With 611 In Steam
, you’ll find the best and most complete guide to Norfolk & Western’s most powerful passenger locomotive ever.
Lionel Trains: Best Layouts & Store Displays
Find everything you need to build your own display layouts!