The Modelmaker was published before the WW2 years starting in 1924 in a 5"x7.375" format. In 1934, the magazine change to a 6"x9" format. In the mid-1930s, it was taken over by Kalmbach, the publishers of Model Railroader and its format was changed to tablet size and featured an orange cover. In the early 1940s, The Model Maker was discontinued and its resources were rolled into Model Railroader.
The Modelmaker contains pages of great model railroading information as well as operating model boats, aircraft, steam and gasoline engines.