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October 2006

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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Features
Staff corner: Vance Bass
By Vance Bass
Experiments in lettering
pg. 50
The Kaweah Box & Barrel Comany and its Sequoia Valley Railroad
By Tom Rey
A marriage of histories
pg. 58
By Kevin Strong
Part 3: the roadbed
pg. 52
Converting HLW interurbans to Kadee couplers
By Thomas Fancher
A simple project enhances performance
pg. 66
"Garages" for structures
By Vernon Hazzard
Protect your buildings from the elements
pg. 70
Realistic figure painting
By Bob Santos
Simple techniques to enhance your people
pg. 74
Garden railway design & construction
By Jack Verducci
Realistic train operations: Part 4
pg. 78
Departments
From the Editor
Post-convention ruminations
Notes & news
Letters
Garden railway basics
Sign language
Looking back
Pathways
Great railroad gardens: Part 5
Plant portraits
Bush daisy and miniature lady's mantle
Miniscaping
Put your garden to bed for the winter
Scribblings on a workshop wall
Updates and amendments
Events
Raising steam
Steam mechanisms: Part 1
Online station
Related Online station links
Club directory
Product reviews
End of the line
Rockslide!
Insert: Plan #77-C
Build a dock for your lobster boat
Build a dock for your boat
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