August 2009

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

Remembering Peter Jones

Notes & news


Garden railway basics

Scale and gauge demystified

Tips & tricks

New department!

Greening your railway

Plant portraits

Scribblings on a workshop wall



Raising steam

Non-locomotive live steam

Online station

Related links

Product reviews

Accucraft Southern Pacific F5 locomotive

Little Ugly Diesel

Aristo-Craft Revolution system

QSI large-scale diesel sound decoder

Lenz DCC decoder and power-storage module for large-scale trains

Dallee Electronics passenger-car and caboose lighting strip

AMS #6 narrow-gauge switch/turnout

Accucraft British Black 5 locomotive video

Accucraft Southern Pacific F5 locomotive video

If I'd only known. .

Sad slim rails saga

Build a 1:22.5-scale creamery car

Build a 1:22.5-scale creamery car


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