February 2013


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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A compact backyard line
By Bob Poncar, Paulette Poncar
The P&BW Railroad reflects Colorado history
pg. 36
Build a rustic structure
By Ray Dunakin

Finishing and weathering the cabin: Part 2

pg. 44
The train ship
By Richard Abate

A knotty storage problem with a unique solution

pg. 48

This indoor project uses techniques that would be suitable for outside as well

pg. 52
Scratchbuilding wooden hoppers
By Bruce Chandler

A detailed description of the construction of these finescale models: Part 2

pg. 58
Staff corner: Don Parker
By Don Parker

Walkways and steps

pg. 62
Create some artificial stones
By Todd Brody
These rocks hide sprinkler heads
pg. 66
By Steve Terry
Online extra   
By Marc Horovitz
Online extra: video showing how to set up this starter set
From the Editor
Building your workshop
Notes & news
Garden railway basics
Alternating trains on the same track
Greening your railway
By Nancy Norris
pg. 24
Plant portraits
By Nancy Norris
pg. 30
By Don Parker
pg. 70
Online station
By Vance Bass
pg. 75
Product reviews
If I'd only known
Watch those curves!
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