For over 75 years, Model Railroader magazine has been the leading model railroading resource. Every issue provides readers with great how-­to articles, endless layout ideas, helpful product reviews and more ways to enjoy model railroading. Here's a sampling of what you'll find in each issue:

Step-­by‐step, How‐to projects: Covers all popular scales and includes everything you need to complete your project, including detailed parts lists, illustrations, photographs, and helpful techniques to make your project a success.

Prototype information: Build and operate your models and layout like the real thing with historical and technical information on how real railroads function.

Product reviews: You'll find reviews of the newest models on the market and how well they perform.

Expert tips and techniques: Whatever your layout challenges, the magazine provides expert advice to guide you to success. Plus there are great monthly features of modeling and operating workshops, step-­by-­step scenery projects, an information desk and a digital command control corner.

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1.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Mtrav57 ,

Needs a Lot of Work!

The latest version of this app is a step backwards. While I have been able to restore and view my purchases, I have not been able to purchase a single issue since the update. When I attempt to purchase a single issue, I am often only given options to subscribe, or frequently no options at all. There are no features to view/filter on your purchases or downloads. Scrolling thru the list of available issues is buggy and slow. On top of all this, my requests to customer support have never been answered. I’m using a 32GB iPad (7th gen) with IOS 13.1.1

Spenser for Hire ,

Really, really bad

This version is much worse than the previous. It’s so bad that this is the first review I have ever submitted for any iPhone app...and I have used some pretty bad apps. I currently use an IPhone 8 Plus...the app crashes back to a main screen while trying to load. If it does load, it doesn’t load all of the past issue covers and when I click to download or read an issue, it freezes. It’s enough to just not bother with Model Railroader mag any more.

Musecrafter1 ,

Utterly Useless!

If MR is trying to go out of business then this app is a wonderful step in that direction. I am totally astonished that they would release an app this terrible! Did no one ever bother to test this thing? The update to this textbook example of how NOT to write an app has been up for 11 months and no one has bothered to fix this? Good bye Model Railroader! If you cannot take care of your customer base then you don’t deserve to have any customers.

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