Modeling Hobby Magazines

There are many magazines related to hobby modeling available. Here is a list of some of the most popular magazines which can be of assistance both to people getting into a hobby and those longtimers looking to keep up to date on the latest releases. Most of these publications offer subscriptions for regular readers.

Model Railroad Magazines

Model Railroader

Probably the most popular Model Railroad magazine in the US this magazine represents all scales and gauges and covers every facet of the hobby from modeling techniques for engines, rolling stock, right-of-way, structures, and scenery. They also review ready-to-run models as well as kits, tools and supplies.

Railroad Model Craftsman

Originally known as The Model Craftsman covering a variety of hobbies this magazine switched focus to pure Railroad modeling in 1949. Like its main rival Model Railroader this magazine covers all aspects of the railroading hobby.

O Scale Trains Magazine

Published by White River Productions this Bi-monthly magazine has a sole focus on O scale Railroad Modeling.

O Gauge Rail-Roading

An independant O gauge model railroad magazine full of great photos, O gauge layouts, how-to articles and regular columns.

N Scale Railroading

A bi-monthly N Scale Railroading Magazine

N Scale Magazine

N-Scale Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine exclusively about N scale modeling, be it detailing, electronics, photos, scenery, scratchbuilding, painting, weathering, or operating layouts.

Classic Toy Trains

Classic Toy Trains magazine is crammed full of information about building, operating, and enhancing toy train layouts; track plans, repair and maintenance tips and more.

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Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette

Their tagline “Accurate information for Fine Modelbuilding” sums this magazine up completely. High quality and informative.

Garden Railways

In print since 1984, Garden Railways is the number-one magazine about garden railroading. Featuring hobby news, product reviews, how-to articles, featured railroads, and much more.

RC Cars

Radio Control Car Action

The most popular Remote Control magazine in the country RC Car Action is full of the latest information and newest product reviews.

Velocity RC

Self proclaimed “The World's newest, bestest, most awesomest, digital RC Car magazine you'll ever read” Velocity RC covers all aspects of the RC car hobby from racing to “Bashing”

Radio Controlled Car Racer

Available both in print and online, RC Racer is a source of the latest news, reviews and features in the world of RC.

Big Squid RC

All about “Bashing” Big Squid RC brings you all the news, reviews and pictures, for Bashers, by Bashers!

Die Cast Vehicles

Die Cast X Magazine

Die Cast X is the number one die cast magazine, covering all aspects of the history and collecting of diecast cars and trucks. With industry professionals and renowned photographers contributing Die Cast X connects the enthusiast to the diecast world by focusing on the styles and personalities behind the greatest vehicles.

Scale Auto Magazine

Scale Auto Magazine aims to  teach, inform, and inspire the reader through their articles and amazing photography.

Model Airplanes

Model Airplane News

Model Airplane News is the world’s number one RC aircraft magazine. Providing them with the latest information and newest product reviews.

Slot Cars

Slot Car Magazine

Published four times a year Slot Car magazine has all you need to fulfil your slot car needs.

Model Boats

Model Boats

Whilst UK based, Model Boats magazine has been the premier Model Boating worldwide for nearly 50 years. Covering all types of model boat including warships, tugs, lifeboats and historical ships, with an emphasis placed on scale modelling and radio controlled boats. 

Scale Modeling

Airfix Model World

Each month, Airfix Model World magazine is your complete guide to scale modelling, making it the go-to read for modellers with all levels of experience. Airfix Model World also features model aircraft, cars, ships, sci-fi and space, armour and figures. With the latest news, reviews, handy step-by-step tips. Plus the chance to ‘Ask the Experts’ to improve your modelling skills.

Finescale Modeling

FineScale Modeler provides the how-to information you need to take your modeling to the next level be it aircraft, armor, ships, sci-fi, cars, or figures.

Dolls House

Dolls House World Magazine

Each issue is full of wonderful projects and inspiring features, the best how-tos and ideas to bring your miniature world to life.


Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine

Focusing on the sci-fi, horror and fantasy collectibles and model kits markets. Featuring comprehensive modeling instruction by some of the best modelers in the industry and entertaining interviews and profiles with up and coming talents.

If we have missed any magazines or if you have any recommendations please let us know.