February 2011

Garden Railways has been the leading magazine devoted to the hobby of outdoor, large-scale model railroading for more than 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!


From the Editor

Old model-railroad books

Notes & news


Garden railway basics

A reason for existence

Tips & tricks

Join dissimilar rails, asphalt roads, and more

Greening your railway

Reuse your garden prunings

Plant portraits

Dwarf swamp cypress


It could only happen outdoors

Online station

A large-scale guide to the Internet

Related links from Online station

Product reviews

Accucraft 2-6-0 Mogul

Aristo-Craft radio-controlled throttle

Aristo-Craft remote-control switch controller

RAM Track sound effect cards

Grex mini staple gun

Modeling a Steam Powered Sawmill book

Accucraft 2 6 0 Mogul product video

American Model Supply gondola

Muella Scale Models barn kit

If I'd only known

DCC for Large Scale

DCC for Large Scale

Our four-part beginner's guide.


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