A very broad and subjective question but I need help
What model rail magazines do you read? What in your opinion is the best
Finally, can you anyone provide contact details for placing adverts?
Thanks in advance
It depends what you want.
The best modelling is in the Model Railway Journal. Even if we don't
have that skill level it shows the state of the art and what we can
But it's not for people who who run Hornby or Bachmann out of the box.
The bigger circulation magazines are obviously more popular.
(tautology alert) so look at the circulation figures.
What do you want to advertise?
Buy one of each at W.H.Smith and see if the modelling content fits
what you want to advertise and then compare the circulation figures.
Once upon a time these were displayed somewhere in the magazine in
small print but they are also available from the Audit Bureau of
Here is their page on Railway Modeller...
But I suspect most people who buy that also buy the similar magazines.
If you are a cottage industry manufacturing something for a specific
scale or railway you might do better advertising in a specialist
In message , Christopher A.
As many British outline modellers also model American I'm considering
advertising the NMRA British Region in the model press. As always cost
is a very important factors, especially as I have to get it approved by
the Board of Directors !
That's why I want to find out what people read so that we can target the
Thank you all who have already responded please keep them coming.
I'm from a generation where you didn't use book shops as reading
rooms. It's something I never noticed until I moved to the USA 20
years ago and was surprised how many people would take magazines off
the shelves, read them and put them back.
I have a subscription to Model Rail, and every now and then I'll buy
one of the others from the newsagent if there's something interesting
on the cover.
The information is in all the mags themselves, so just buy one that
you're interested in using and look there.
Mike Hughes wrote in
"Model Railway Journal"
"British Railway Modelling"
... and sometimes ...
"Railway Modeller" if I see it on the shelf, the other two are sent to
Buy (or take a seek peek in a newsagent) they all have their contact
details in there
"Mike Hughes" wrote
There's no such thing; some months one magazine is best, the following month
it's another - in other words it depends on the month-to-month content and
your own personal interests.
The only two magazines I take on an 'every issue' basis are
UpDate - journal of DEMU (Diesel & Electric Modellers United)
Model Railway Journal,
but the current issue of 'Railway Modeller' is excellent as its content
appeals to me.