December 2005

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

Brass tacks and other metal bits, part 1 (Working with metal)

Looking back


Top 10 evergreen forest trees

Plant portraits

Curlicue sage and lavendar

Online links


The magical side of gardening

Scribblings on a workshop wall

Complex levels


Raising steam

Designing a railway for live-steam locomotives

Online station

Online links

Club directory

Product reviews

Aristo-Craft Mallet, MTH hopper car, and more

Aristo-Craft Mallet

MTH four-bay hopper

Through-truss bridge

End of the line

Clearing the way

Snowplow video

Insert: Plan #74

Build a 1:20.3 scale, one-horse shay

Build a one-horse Shay


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