December 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

The workshop

Looking back


Space invaders of the garden-railway kind

Plant portraits

Compact Australian brush cherry and coral bells


Using color effectively in the garden

Scribblings on a workshop wall

The odd corners


Raising steam

Online station

Club directory

Product reviews

USA Trains Alco PA, Accucraft Porter, MTH boxcar, and more

Lone Star pony truss bridge

USA Trains PA-1 A-B set

End of the line

Jim Frank's retirement railroad

Insert: Plan #62

Build a 1:20.3 scale work caboose


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