here is a approx. 45 page, non-glossy, bi-monthly, magazine titled the Cowcatcher that focuses on current railroad and modeling railroading items of interest primarily in the States of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska.
Thus far, the magazine has remained on focus for issues such as people of the hobby and rail enthusiasts, news from model railroad clubs, historical societies and museums, including local National Model Railroad Association and Toy Collector’s Association activities and up-coming model train shows and activities. As well as ads from the major manufactures and hobby shops.
The current edition contains articles such as a overview of a Pacific Northwest Model Railroad , Good news in the current economy effecting model railroading, and a discussion of the Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railroad activities in moving freight from US into Mexico.
The Cowcatcher can be found FREE at the following shops:
Kansas: Hobby Depot in Topeka, Engine House Hobbies in Wichita, Fred's Train Shop in Overland Park
Missouri: Show Me Model RR in Grandview, Sedalia Hobby Shop in Sedalia, Harvey's Train Service in Branson
Oklahoma: Erailhobbies in Tulsa, Johnny's Train Shop in Covington, Whistle Stop Trains in Oklahoma City, The Hobby Depot in Oklahoma City.
Arkansas: Arkansas Traveler Hobbies in Bald Knob, Rail & Spruce Hobbies in Jacksonville, One Track Mind in Mabelvale.
Louisiana: Trends & Trains in Shreveport
Texas: Angelo Hobbies in Fort Worth, Collectible Trains & Toys in Forth Worth, Dibbles Hobbies in San Antonio, Discount Model Trains in Addison, G & G Models in Houston, Larry's Hobbies in Houston, Pappa Ben's Train Place in Houston, Spring Crossing in Spring, Pufferbellys of Waco, Groves Train in Odessa, Hobby Time in Amarillo, Mike's Hobby in Porter, Model Train Crossing in Hurst, Sassafras Station in Winnsborro, Silver Spike Hobbies in Denton.
A subscription can be made by visiting their website.