Discount Model Train Magazine Subscriptions

If you are looking to find some of the best magazines dedicated to model railroading (and railroading in general) then you are in the right place.

Magazines are a great resource for model rail enthusiasts as they are a great place to pick up tips, how-to’s, guides, and inspiration; as well as the latest news and product information.

While the list below is in no way complete, I will be adding to it regularly.



Model Train Magazines

Model Railroader Magazine


Model Railroader magazine is the oldest and most-respected railroading magazine. Each issue of Model Railroader magazine features reliable tips, projects and detailed photos to help readers improve their layouts and keep in touch with the hobby.

12 Issues $66.00 $42.95


Classic Toy Trains Magazine

Captures hobbyists imagination and sparks their curiosity about toy trains from Lionel, American Flyer, and Marx. Colorful photo features guide the reader through world-class collections. Readers also learn toy train repairs, restoration and maintenance.

9 Issues $53.55 $39.95


Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine

Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine is the magazine for model railroaders with a high interest in fine modeling accessible to all skill levels. Enjoy engaging features and inspiring photography month after month!

12 Issues $54.00 $34.95



Live Steam and Miniature Train Magazines

Miniature Railway Magazine

Miniature Railway magazine features the latest miniature railway news and views. Each issue of Miniature Railway magazine includes reviews of 5″, 7.25″, 10.25″, 12.25″ and 15″ commercial and garden variety miniature railways.

3 Issues $16.00


Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading Magazine

An in-depth guide to the world of steam power. Discover locomotive, marine, automotive, traction, and stationary steam engine excitement…and build your own working model!

6 Issues $42.00 $39.95 OR 12 Issues $84.00 $74.95


Real Train Magazines


Classic Trains Magazine

Relive the golden age of American railroading-when giant steam engines ruled the rails and the center of every town had an open depot. Classic Trains covers the 1930’s through the 60’s with remarkable photography, detailed reporting, and first-hand accounts.

4 Issues $27.80 $23.50


Railfan & Railroad Magazine

The magazine produced for railfans, by railfans! Bringing you trackside each month to modern mainlines and historic operations.

12 Issues $54.00 $34.95


Trains Magazine

The source for accurate news reports on the railroad industry. Trains’ in-depth features cover operations, locomotive power, rolling stock and routes-everything that makes railroading a popular passion. Vivid writing, color photography, and concise maps keep readers on the fast track.

12 Issues $66.00 $42.95


Like I said at the beginning this list is no where near complete, so will be adding to it from time to time. 

Any suggestions for magazines to be included in the list welcome.


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