Editor Carl Swanson’s letter to readers about new website and online membership
Trains. We love them and so do you.
That’s why we at Model Railroader are excited to announce we will be launching an all-new, redesigned website for you in just a couple of weeks. You’ll still be able to access all the content you’ve come to love: layout building tips, how-tos on creating more realistic models, and learning how to use DCC and the latest computing tools to operate trains realistically. But, you’ll see it presented in a fresh new design, with a site that’s easier to navigate and has faster loading times. Model Railroader Magazine subscribers will still have open access to the Track Plan Database and other exclusive content.
But that’s not our only news! The new and improved ModelRailroader.com will be part of our all-new hub, Trains.com.
Trains.com will house content from not only ModelRailroader.com, but our entire family of train and modeling brands: Classic Trains, Trains, Classic Toy Trains and Garden Railways. Through Trains.com, we will provide an immersive experience for anyone who loves trains: prototype, historical, modeling. It will be easy to navigate across websites to explore all our great information, how-to, news, and hobby content.
For those looking for an even deeper experience, we are pleased to announce our new Unlimited Trains.com membership plan. Trains.com Unlimited members will have access to ALL we have to offer, including our premium video series and digital archives for Model Railroader Magazine and of our sister publications, going all the way back to issue no. 1. In addition to that and other online-exclusive content, you’ll receive discounts on items in our hobby store and the opportunity to buy tickets for special events such as photo charters and tours before we make them available to the public.
Be sure you sign up for the new Trains.com newsletter too. It’s your best source for learning about the new videos and articles we feature each week on the website.
As you take a look around and explore Trains.com, know that we’re putting the same dedication and attention into it we do for all of our print products.
— Carl Swanson
Editor, Model Railroader