Magazines

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by plbab, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. plbab

    plbab Member

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    Any magazines devoted to N scale?
  2. n-scaler-dude

    n-scaler-dude Member

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    The one I've started buying is simply called "N-Scale", put out by Hundman Publishing. It comes out every 2 months. I'm not sure if normal newstands or bookstores carry it or not, I buy it at my local hobby store. You can also find back issues on ebay.

    It's a very nice magazine.:)
  3. RI541

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    I'll second N-scaler-dude,

    most of the time the other magizine's will give the reduction sizes on the blue print. If the blue print is in HO just reduce the size by 54.4 % and you have N-scale.
  4. railohio

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    And nobody is going to mention N Scale Railroading, published by Kirk Reddie and gang? BAH! Also published bimonthly, on months that N Scale isn't. I'll leave personal opinions as to which magazine is better aside for now.
  5. n-scaler-dude

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    I didn't mention it because I wasn't aware of it:confused:

    I just started buying N-Scale and they must have been out of the current edition of the one you mentioned. I'll have to look for it too.:)
  6. tomfassett

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    I always figured N scale guys just bought HO magazines and held 'em at arms length...:p :rolleyes: :D

    Trainweb has a growing list of magazines dedicated to model railroading. Both N Scale railroading and N Scale Magazine are listed. Some magazines are not scale specific. here is the link:
    http://www.railmagazines.com/modelrr.html

    Tom F
  7. jkristia

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    I subscribe to both, and I like both. I find that “N Scale Railroading” usually has better color pictures and more details of the layouts, whereas “N Scale” is more about kit bashing or scratch building, in my opinion. I have subscribed to both for a year now, and I will re-new both subscriptions. If I were to choose only one, it would be “N Scale Railroading” though.

    Jesper
  8. n-scaler-dude

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    If you plan on looking for back issues of N-Scale on ebay, be prepared to pay good money. I just paid $40+ for 18 back issues. But still, it's cheaper than ordering them directly from the magazine itself.
  9. RI541

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    The best place to get back issues is at larger train shows. THen you should be able to pick them up dirt cheap.

    I've seen stacks of differant magazines for a buck a piece. or a whole year for ten and fifteen dillers.
  10. tomfassett

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    Don't forget the local hobby shops. I picked up an N Scale Railroading mag a while back just because it had an article on SW1500s (and to see how the "other half" lives...:D). I paid 50 cents for it and it was in good condition.

    Tom F
  11. n-scaler-dude

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    You can always find Model Railroader or Railroad Model Craftsman at various places very cheaply. I have bought them by the boxfull (50-100 copies) for under $10. My local hobby shops have them for .75 each, but that's about the extent of the variety you find. Sometimes you can get TRAINS magazine also.

    I also managed to find an almost complete run of Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette for $3 at a local flea market. Never been interested in narrow gauge RR'ing, so they went up on ebay by the year. Imagine my suprise when the total rose to just over $450. I'll have to go some train shows and see if I can find some more.;) ;) ;)