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.

Model Railroader subscriptions available:

• 1-year subscription (12 monthly issues) for $42.99, automatically renewed until cancelled

• 1-month subscription for $3.99, automatically renewed until cancelled

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SUBSCRIBERS’ AUTOMATIC RENEWAL FEATURE: Your subscription automatically renews unless you turn off the auto-­renew feature in your user account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. iTunes will automatically charge your account for the same price stated above for each renewal period 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.

No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period and no refunds are provided by iTunes.

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What’s New

Version 5.1

- Fix to Registration Feature

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Mark on Longboat Key ,

Still broken! Just awful.

This app has been broken for over a month. Lots of iPad users have been reporting that it doesn't open, just crashes at launch. So instead of fixing it, they put out an "update" that resets the review counter but DIDN'T FIX THE APP. That's right, they issued an update that they must have known wouldn't solve the problem. Just trying to cover their butts.

Seriously bad juju here.

It costs $40 bucks for a subscription and we've now gone two issues that we can't open. Unacceptable in the extreme.

I'm running an iPad Pro with all the latest updates. This problem is definitely on Kalmbach's end.

When you've got one of the more expensive apps out there, you have a responsibility to make sure the thing works.

DO NOT buy this app until the publisher fixes it.

Medic122 ,

Won't work in iPads anymore

I too have been unable to view anything for over a month. Still waiting on an update that will actually let me open the app, let alone actually view he magazine I still get charged for.

MattL_TX ,

Good Application until you have a problem

I have been using this application for almost 2 years with no problems. Worked great up to when I tried to download the June 2016 issue. Was getting an error ‘xml file not found’ 3 calls to Kalmbach customer service and on 3rd call I was was told to call the digital provider. I said the problem is not mine and you need to call them. I was told they can not make outbound calls and gave me the number of the digital provider. Worse customer service experience ever. Will not be using this app or have a digital subscription through Kalmbach anymore.


Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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