I'm not connected with MODEL RAILROADER, RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN, TRAINS, RAILFAN & RAILROAD except that I have long term subscriptions to all of them. Each magazine has it's own merit and reader base. Some places they over lapped, and some places they didn't. I would always know that RMC could & would get much more TECHNICAL than MR. Never seen MR publish a series on rebuilt XYZ (enter prototype) Railroad boxcar , reefers, cabooses, or moveable bridges in Chicago. And go into GREAT detail. I hope you get the the point. I'm sorry to see the CARSTENS Publishing folks close up shop. I hope somebody will come along and purchase all the magazines, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I will keep subscribing to all of the above magazines as long as they are printed, because I like reading them. Give me hard copy any day. I don't need batteries to read MR, RMC, R&R or TRAINS!