April 2010

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


Tips & tricks

Scale ballast source, using the right tools, and more

Garden railway basics

Taking control, again

Greening your railway

Plant portraits



Raising steam

Live-steam terminology

Online station

Online station related links

Product reviews

QSI's Quantum decoder programming interface

Grex gravity-feed airbrush and Private Stock paint

Accucraft Forney video

Bachmann starter sets video

If I'd only known. .

Preplanning saves headaches later

Insert: Plan #4 reprise

Build a 1:22.5-scale combine


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