December 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

Prototype vs. freelance

Notes & news


Tips & tricks

Garden railway basics

Cribbing at Three Lick Creek

Greening your railway

Plant portraits


Raising steam

The collective wisdom of live-steam hobbyists

Online station

Related links

Product reviews

Acccucraft live-steam 2-10-2

AML double-door boxcar

Accucraft 3rd-class coach

Pullman-Standard Freight Cars, 1900-1960 book

Riding the Rails on Tom Miller's Fabulous F-scale Layout DVD

Accucraft live-steam 2-10-2 video

If I'd only known. .

Pretty is not always practical

Insert: Plan

Build a 1:22.5-scale SR&RL caboose


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