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Trackside Model Railroading
« on: October 05, 2014, 05:20:45 PM »
Hi Everyone,

My name is Ross and I joined a while ago but have been too busy to post anything as of yet.

I would like to introduce myself, my wife and I have been modeling for some time now. Jenny (my wife) has been modeling N Scale for 17 years and I have been into model railroading since I was just over a year old. My parents had bought my older brother an N scale train set and I took it over. After a few month my parents had realized I hadn't damaged anything and took extreme care and pride in my brothers trains so they bought me an HO Scale train set. (This is from what they and my brother told me as I was too young to remember)

My wife and I met because of our photography interest  We have been professional photographers for quite some time 20ish years, shooting for an agency in Spain that sells our work internationally plus we owned a photography studio for a while.

Fast forward to last year in the spring of 2013 when my wife and I decided to start an online magazine on the hobby of model railroading. I had always wanted to have the option for a magazine that focused on the art of the hobby. I could always find how to articles on the internet and forums for projects and couldn't find out why so many magazines focus their time on these subjects when they are typically free a dozen. I really wanted a magazine that railfanned the layouts and focused the attention on that side of the hobby.

On August 2013 we launched our magazine called Trackside Model Railroading™

While focusing on layouts is really hard to do, there is a lot of time involved, I feel I am blessed to have the opportunity to meet the layout owners and see some of the best layouts around and have the option to be able to share them with the world. 

Our magazine comes out once a month on the first of every month and it is in a PDF format and includes formats for the following /Tablet Format/Desktop Format/Phone Format/Retina or Ultra HD Displays/

Since we are new and of the digital age we feel we can break some of the rules the other magazines have put in place:
Inside the magazine you will typically see anywhere from 20 plus images per layout and each layout will include HD video of the trains in action. All our HD videos are Chromecast or Smart TV seady so you can view them on your big screen TV if you currently own the 35 dollar Chromecast device or a Smart TV. We try to shoot for 30 plus images but not all layouts are big enough to provide that many. We also do not manipulate the images so you can see the true art of the layout.

The October issue is a little different as we had a very large N Scale layout and a small bedroom sized layout and the numbers were 48 images for the large N Scale layout and 13 for the HO scale bedroom layout.  We promise to provide as many photos as we can per layout (will depend with size of the layout) with all our tours.

We also currently have no paid advertisements in the magazine and when we do move into that we will have a very limited number. We want the focus to stay on the layouts and not on the advertisements.

We hope you will come and check us out and maybe give us a try. I will post a few things from the magazines from time to time on here so everyone can see what we are up to.


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Re: Trackside Model Railroading
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2014, 07:22:29 AM »
First, I'd like to wish you the best of luck in your new endeavour.  The digital age is where it will be for the forseeable future.


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Re: Trackside Model Railroading
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 07:11:01 PM »
Very cool and very interesting!