April 2003

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

User-friendly garden railways

Looking back


Cross-country gardening: the Midwest

Plant portraits

Emerald Gaity euonymus and dwarf gold thread cypress

Scribblings on a workshop wall

Rebuilding a raised station platform


Raising steam

Common questions about live steam

Online station

Club directory

Product reviews

Expanded: USA Trains GP30, MTH Hudson, HLW interurban, and more


End of the line

Rear view

Insert: Plan #60

Build a 1:29 scale snowplow


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