December 2004

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 most useful tool

Looking back


A guide to plant-hardiness zones

Guide to plant-hardiness zones

Plant portraits

Miniature sedum and miniature daylily

Online links


Pond care 102

Scribblings on a workshop wall

The Compton Waterworks: Modeling in time


Raising steam

Pots, porcupines, and flues

Pots, porcupines, and flues

Online station

Online links

Club directory

Product reviews

USA Trains tank car, AMS reefer, Hartford flat car, and more

False-front saloon kit

Air-tank kit

End of the line

Beginning the new day

Insert: Plan #68

Build a 1:20.3 scale refrigerator car


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