Submission Guidelines


Model Railroad News is the only monthly publication presenting the latest information on new and upcoming products for all popular model railroading scales. In addition, the magazine examines new products and presents the hobby industry’s most in-depth reviews. We also regularly explore the hobby industry’s colorful past in our regular “From the Archive” feature. We do not accept any works of fiction or satire. Check out some of our recent issues to get a better idea of what Model Railroad News is all about.  If in doubt, send us an email and we will discuss it — we are always open for fresh ideas!

Please contact Tony Cook with questions or product information.


If you are a manufacturer interested in submitting information for a new model railroad product, please email Editor Tony Cook. New product materials (images and text) need to be submitted by the following dates to be considered for inclusion in the following editions:

January 2023 (deadline is November 7, 2022)

February 2023 (deadline is December 5, 2022)
March 2023 (deadline is January 2, 2023)
April 2023 (deadline is January 30, 2023)
May 2023 (deadline is February 27, 2023)
June 2023 (deadline is April 3, 2023)
July 2023 (deadline is May 1, 2023)
August 2023 (deadline is June 5, 2023)
September 2023 (deadline is July 3, 2023)
October 2023 (deadline is July 31, 2023)
November 2023 (deadline is September 4, 2023)
December 2023 (deadline is October 2, 2023)

Please contact Tony Cook with questions or product information.


If you are interested in submitting a review of a new model railroad product, please contact Editor Tony Cook for additional information regarding the product review process and submission of work for possible publication. Well-written and researched prototype information and a solid background knowledge of products is a necessity to producing a great review.  Images are very important to our publication and any submissions would have to include high-quality photography work as part of the review.

Please contact Tony Cook with questions or product information.


  We are happy to accept new product samples for review in Model Railroad News.

Tony Cook
c/o Model Railroad News
105 S. Main St., Suite 177
Plattsburg MO 64477

Please contact Tony Cook with questions or product information.


Model Railroad News pays for submissions featured in the print edition after publication. Payment will be processed upon publication of the printed edition. Rates of pay are determined by White River Publications. Submissions to the Model Railroad News web site is contributed gratis.


You can contact the staff of Model Railroad News if you have any questions about the submission process.