American Modeler

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Magazine Data

Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 6
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: 1955           Last Year: ?

Publisher: Street & Smith Publications
Country: United States         Language: English

Main Genre: modelling
Exclusively Aviation?: No

Status: Ceased

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‘American Modeller’ was originally ‘Air Trails’, but it underwent a re-design in late 1955 and emerged as a scale modelling magazine. It covered a wide range of subjects – including cars, trains and aircraft. The contents comprised feature articles and plan drawings. Initially monthly, a change to bi-monthly publication occurred in early 1963, but reverted back to monthly at the start of 1967. It evolved into the monthly ‘American Aircraft Modeler’, which included flying model aircraft but ceased publication in March 1975. It then became resurrected as ‘RC Sportsman’, a tabloid/newsprint publication which continued monthly until May 1978. Eventually, The Academy of Model Aeronautics, which had its newsletter published in ‘American Modeler’, started it’s own publication: Model Aviation. ‘American Modeler’ normally comprised 66 pages in each issue. The publisher changed to Condé Nast at an unknown date (possibly 1963).

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