Donate to has been and always will be a free and independent resource to connect model railroad layout owners with operators. I love model railroad operations and will keep the site up as long as people keep using it. However, there are costs involved in keeping the site running:

  • Web hosting - $75/month
  • SendGrid email services - $15/month
  • Development software license - $800/year
  • Domain registration - $20/year

If you'd like to make a one-time or recurring donation, it would be greatly appreciated. 

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I'm also considering adding sponsors to the site in a non-obnoxious manner, such as a logo/link on the website, a logo in the Weekly Dispatch email, etc. If you have a model railroad-related business and you are interested in discussing this option, please contact Eric Smith at