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Garden Railways has been the leading magazine devoted to the hobby of outdoor, large-scale model railroading for the past 30 years. Each issue brings you step-by-step modeling projects, fascinating photo tours of garden railroads, unbiased product reviews, new product announcements, tips from the experts, and much more!

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Staff corner: Vance Bass
By Vance Bass
Fitting out a new coach
pg. 30
Scratchbuilding an impressive bank
By Bruce Chandler
This structure was built of plastic and wedding-cake decorations
pg. 32
Basic diesel detailing in 1:29 scale
By Gavin Smart
Small changes bring your locomotives to life: Part 1
pg. 38
A garden railroad for my golden years
A raised line solves many problems
pg. 42
By Michael Herhusky
Some simple geometry is all it takes
pg. 50
By Mike Garforth
A Piko 2-6-0 provided the starting point for this project
pg. 56
From the Editor
Guest editorial
Notes & news
Garden railway basics
Tunnels: Part 1
Greening your railway
Plant portraits
By Nancy Norris
Online station
Product reviews
One-page project
Build a spike-bending tool
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