MTFB Wants YOU! – Content Creator Open Call

Have you ever wanted to share your love and knowledge of model trains with others? Do you dream of being a writer? Or creating video tours of layouts built by you and your friends? Would you like to share tips on photographing model trains and layouts?

Are you looking for a larger audience for the content you already create for your own blog, website, or YouTube Channel? How about reviewing new model train items – engines, cars, buildings, track, etc. – and sharing your opinion on which items will help this online community get the most out of their layouts, and avoid the products that are a hassle or waste of money. Or, maybe you’ve thought about doing a weekly or monthly podcast about model railroading but didn’t want to fight with all of the technological aspects yourself.

Model Trains for Beginners is ready to publish and promote YOUR content, complete with author bio, to thousands (even tens of thousands) of model train enthusiasts around the world. Your content could be featured on the MTFB website (, the MTFB members’ only website (, the MTFB Facebook group (, and/or the MTFB Facebook page (

What aspect of model railroading are you most interested in? Do you have a current or upcoming project you would love to document and share with others? Among the members of your model train club is there a particular topic that they turn to you for advice on?

Any or all of those answers could be content perfect for sharing. Your topics that MTFB would love to share include:

  • Layout construction
  • Kitbashing/scratch building
  • DCC wiring and use
  • Custom painting/weathering
  • Interviews with industry professionals and insiders
  • Interviews with model railroad club personnel
  • Layout tours
  • Model train news
  • Model train reviews
  • Model train photo essays
  • Prototype railroad news/information/photos

All of your content will appear on the website, be posted on the MTFB Facebook page and shared in the MTFB Facebook group.  Select content will be promoted on Facebook, meaning MTFB pays to have it showcased to potential new readers. Content that has been promoted in the past has had thousands of views and dozens of shares and comments. Your article, video, or photo essay could be next! MTFB is committed to building the best online community for the world’s greatest hobby, and we want your knowledge and expertise to be a part of that.

If you are interested, please email Robert Thomson at Please put MTFB Content Creator Open Call in the subject line. In the email, please share links to any existing content you have created and let us know what you consider your areas of expertise concerning model trains.

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Robert Thomson

Robert W. Thomson is a life-long railfan, the son of a former L&N Railroad B&B gang foreman, and an amateur photographer. He was born and raised in southeast Tennessee but now lives in Butte, Montana with his wife, Connie and cat, Charlie. Robert has worked as a park ranger, underground mine tour guide, freelance roleplaying game writer, and ran his own roleplaying game publishing company until selling it in 2012.

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  1. joseph cassanow
    6 months ago

    hi i am a master craftsman in cardboard model engineering there is not much i can’t do in a model in cardboard but my models are nothing like what is on the market i have told cardboard to a high level there is no books to show the kind of models i do,,you can have a look at my profile on facebook and you will see things that not many people have seen,,,,,my name on facebook is ,,,,joseph l cassano i have started to show my model in the last 2 month and i am getting like of 300 a week

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