February 2006

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 2 (working with metal)

Looking back


Great railway gardens, part 1

Plant portraits

Golden arborvitae and dwarf Chinese astilbe

Online links


Take your railway garden on the road

Scribblings on a workshop wall

Further thoughts on logging lines


Raising steam

Vintage tinplate live steam

Online station

Online links

Club directory

Product reviews

USA Trains GG-1, MTH Dash-8, and more

USA Trains GG-1

MTH Dash-8

Sunset Valley Railroad track and switches

AMS caboose

Pulsar dry-transfer making system

House of Balsa cabin kit

Power-line poles

Tri-color target signal

End of the line

The remains of old no. 7

Insert: Plan #75

Build a 1:20.3 scale sleigh

Build a 1:20.3 scale sleigh


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