August 2008

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

Small accomplishments

Notes & news


Garden railway basics

Custom coal loads

Looking back

Greening your railway

Aquatics have wet feet

Plant portraits


Miniature trees for warmer climates

Scribblings on a workshop wall

Random thoughts about planning and layout


Raising steam

When things go wrong

Online station

Online station related links

Product reviews

Aristo-Craft GP-40

Accucraft C-19 locomotive

Phil's Narrow Gauge gondola kit

Bachmann Non Proprietary Plug-and-Play Electronics Socket

If I'd only known. .

Insert: Plan

Build a 1:20.3-scale ice-cream wagon


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