Model Railway Line is an independent publication launched in November 2019. You'll find techniques, guides, reviews, news, product comparisons, and expert recommendations - all designed to help you master the skills needed to create great model railroads.

We're a growing online community of modellers from across the globe sharing knowledge and helping each other improve our rail modelling skills.

Our Aims

The goal of Model Railway Line is simple - to help people produce better quality, more realistic model train layouts by providing easy to follow online guides, tutorials and articles.

We want to get more people interested in model trains - it's a fantastic hobby!  Join us 🚂

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There are two ways that you can join:

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As well as everything included in the free plan you'll also get the following additional benefits:

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Your subscription helps us keep the lights on and allows us to invest the time needed to create this content. It's not required, but is very much appreciated.

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If you've got a suggestion on a topic you'd like us to cover, we'd love to hear from you. Just use the contact page on the website and we'll take a look.


Who are you?

We're Model Railway Line - a growing online community of model railroaders seeking to create and maintain the best online resources for model trains.

Take a look at the top of this page for more information about us.

What's the best way to support Model Railway Line?

Purchasing a paid membership is the best way to support us. It helps us pay the bills and enables us to keep producing content for the benefit of the community.

You can also support us by sharing our posts on your social media and by telling your friends, family and other model railroaders about us.

Do I have to have a paid membership?

No, we have a free plan that gives you access to all public posts, the public content archive and the public newsletter.

However, you may wish to subscribe for the additional benefits you get with a paid membership - plus you'll be helping us to keep the website alive for the benefit of the community ❤️

Why should I pay for a subscription?

You get many additional benefits that you don't get with a free plan:

  • Access to exclusive members-only posts, tutorials and guides
  • The ability to have posts delivered straight to your inbox the moment they're published
  • Access to the premium content archive
  • The chance to make a significant contribution to the community by supporting independent publishing and ensuring the site stays online

If you're able to, please consider subscribing. Your generous support helps us produce the content and maintain the site for the benefit of all model railroaders ❤️

How are subscriptions renewed?

Subscriptions are renewed automatically (monthly or yearly depending on the plan you choose) unless cancelled prior to the renewal date.

Can I change from a monthly to yearly membership?

Absolutely! Simply log into your account and follow the prompts. If you have any issues, contact us and we'll get you sorted.

How do I cancel my membership?

Simply log into your account and press the 'cancel' button. This will cancel future payments and you'll have access to your account until the end of the billing cycle. In accordance with our terms, no refunds are offered.

Who handles my card information? Is it safe?

All payments are processed and managed securely by Stripe. We never see your payment information. It's locked away safely on super-secure Stripe infrastructure.

My credit card has changed. How do I update it?

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I have a question or concern, how do I contact you?

Use the contact us page on the website or reply to one of our newsletters. We'll pick it up and get back to you.