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73 Amateur Radio Today


New Hampshire: 73 Magazine

“73 Magazine (also known as 73 Amateur Radio Today) was a United States-based amateur radio magazine that was published from 1960 to 2003. It was known for its strong emphasis on technical articles and for the lengthy editorials in each issue by its founder and publisher, Wayne Green.” – Internet Archive.

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Airfix Magazine for Plastic Modelers – Scale Modeling Magazine


UK: Knightsbridge

“Airfix Magazine was the first British magazine dedicated to the hobby of plastic modelling. It was launched in 1960 in association with the model kit company Airfix, and ceased publication in 1993. It covered various scale modelling subjects, including aircraft, railways, ships, vehicles (military and civilian), and military figures.” – Wikipedia.

American Aircraft Modeler


Reno, Nevada: Potomac Aviation

No history of this magazine was found. Edward C. Sweeney, Jr. was the president of the publisher, Potomac Aviation of Reno, in the last issues that we have. American Aircraft Modeler Magazine.

American Woodworker

Popular Woodworking – American Woodworking Magazine Website



Published by Home Service Publications, a division of Readers’ Digest, for woodworking hobbyists. American Woodworker Magazine back issues online. Woodworking crafts magazine pdf. Furniture and cabinetmaking magazine pdf.




“Ancestry Magazine was a general interest genealogy magazine owned by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. The magazine began as Ancestry Newsletter, a small, genealogy-industry newsletter in 1983, and became a four-color, 68-page, glossy print, bimonthly publication in 1994. After more than 25 years in print, the magazine was discontinued with the March/April 2010 issue.” -Wikipedia. Google magazines, Ancestry back issues online.

Australian Model Engineering

ca 1994-2004

Higgins, Australia: Australian Model Engineering Pty Ltd.

This magazine appears to focus on model trains much larger than “toy trains”; these are often large enough for people to sit on. Craft Magazines Free.

B&O Modeler

B&O Modeler Magazine Website


U.S.: B&O RR Historical Society

“The B&O Modeler Magazine is a publication of the B&O RR Historical Society produced for the purpose of disseminating B&O modeling information. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society exists for the furtherance of historical research into the history of the B&O Railroad Company; education of the public in the history, purpose and social benefits of railroading with emphasis on the role of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company …” – B&O RR Historical Society.

Brick Journal

Brick Journal Website

2013 – Present

Brick Journal

“BrickJournal magazine is the ultimate resource for LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages. It spotlights all aspects of the building community, showcasing events, people, and models in every issue, with contributions and how-to articles by top builders worldwide, new product intros, and more!” – Publisher. These are incomplete issues, for free promotional use.

Creative Knitting


Indiana: Annie’s

Creative Knitting magazine was a publication by the Annie’s publishing house in Berne, Indiana. Apparently the magazine has been discontinued, but Annie’s continues to publish magazines on other sewing and needlework crafts such as crochet, cross-stitch, and quilting.

Crochet Today

Crochet Today Magazine Website


U.S.: Future

“Your magazine for fresh and modern crochet patterns!” – Publisher.

DieCastX – Model Car Magazine

DieCastX Magazine Website


Connecticut: AirAge Media

“Die Cast X, the #1 die cast magazine, takes an insider’s look at collecting and the history behind diecast cars and trucks. With award-winning journalists, industry pros and renowned photographers contributing expertly written editorial and visually compelling photography, Die Cast X connects the car lover to the diecast world by focusing on the styles and personalities behind the greatest vehicles. Each issue shows how leading designers and manufacturers translate full-size vehicles into exact scale models, as well as how diecast models have helped shape the automotive industry and motorsports.” – DieCastX Magazine Website.

Family Handyman



Furniture & Cabinetmaking

Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine Website


UK: GMC Publications

“The only woodworking magazine focused exclusively on fine furniture making. It reports the latest styles, reflects the best of contemporary design, and also respects the traditions of the past. It features projects and technical articles for design makers regardless of skill level.” – Publisher.

Good Woodworking



Handyman Variety

Magazine Website


U.S.: Various publishers

A mix of several titles, including Family Handyman, Workbench, and Home Handyman.

Hobby Magazine Collection


Various Publishers

Many hobby magazines through the 20sh and early 21st centuries. Titles include: Australian Model Engineering, Radio Control Car Action, Model Airplane News, Model Military International, Hobbies Weekly, Scale Aviation Modeler, Airfix, Mecanno, Workbench.

Knitting Magazine Collection

Magazine Collection

Various publishers

This collection of about 900 knitting magazines on the Internet Archive includes numerous titles from many publishers, issued over many years. Some titles: Love Knitting, Knit Now, Patons’ Baby Favorites, Crochet Today, Jane Austin Knits, Creative Knitting, more.


Meccano Magazine Website


UK: Meccano

“Meccano is a model construction system created in 1898 by Frank Hornby in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The system consists of reusable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, and plastic parts that are connected using nuts and bolts. It enables the building of working models and mechanical devices. In 1913, a very similar construction set was introduced in the United States under the brand name Erector. In 2000, Meccano bought the Erector brand and unified its presence on all continents.” – Publisher.

Model Railroader



Popular Electronics



Radio Electronics



Scale Aviation Modeller

Scale Aviation Modeller Magazine Website



“Offers the latest news, previews, and product information on aircraft modeling. Regular features include reviews of the latest kits, information on decals and other accessories, air combat history, and an events calendar and directory of clubs and societies.” – Internet Archive. Hobby magazines pdf. Scale Aviation Modeller Magazine.

Sewing World



Taunton’s Fine Woodworking



Threads (needlework)




1984- 2015








Woodworker & Woodturner

Woodworker & Woodturner Magazine Website


UK: MyTimeMedia

How-to magazine for the home craftsman. Woodworker & Woodturner Magazine.

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