October 2002

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

Notes & news


Questions & Answers

Garden railway basics

The right tool for the job, part 1

Looking back


Ponds and streams: an annual calendar of activities

Plant portraits

Dwarf horsetail and Scot's heather

Scribblings on a workshop wall

It's not always roses


Raising steam

Care and feeding of your first live steamer

Online station

Club directory

Product reviews

Accucraft's live-steam Shay, USA Trains tank cars, Dallee's Engineer throttle, and more

End of the line

Gauge 2 in the garden

Insert: Plan #58

Build a 1:20.3 scale narrow-gauge combine


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