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April 2014

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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!

Plus, subscribers get exclusive online access to the Railroad Gardening Library, product reviews, project plans, bonus articles, and more. Whether you’re new to the hobby or a seasoned veteran, this magazine is for you!

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Readers' gallery
Garden-railway views from around the world
pg. 32
By William Canelos
Part 1: Installing batteries, R/C, and sound
pg. 34
Build your own wireless DCC system
By Mark Buccini, Vince Buccini
Part 1: Introduction to this low-cost project
Operation with young railroaders
By Donald Nute, Jane Nute
Children participate in running the Lake Town & Shire
pg. 42
Staff corner: Don Parker
By Don Parker
Two vignettes
pg. 50
Scratchbuilding a Schnabel railcar
By Ray Parent
Selective compression and creative engineering helped to solve many design problems
pg. 52
Kitbashing an open-air passenger car
By Todd A. Haskins
A Bachmann passenger car provides the starting point
pg. 58
Use 3D printing to enhance your models
By Rob Lenicheck
This technology can supply you with any part you desire
pg. 61
Online extra: Build a covered-loading platform in 1:29 scale
From the Editor
New technology and railroad modeler
Notes & news
Garden railway basics
Spring cleaning for your railroad
Greening your railway
By Nancy Norris
pg. 19
Plant portraits
By Nancy Norris
pg. 29
By Don Parker
pg. 65
Online station
Related links
Product reviews
By Marc Horovitz
pg. 74
By Marc Horovitz
pg. 76
By Marc Horovitz
pg. 76
If I'd only known
Repurposing a bad design
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