The best of Garden Railways magazine: Editors' picks

Staff-selected articles from our DVD-ROM archive collection
You can own the entire collection of Garden Railways magazine in a convenient DVD-ROM format. This special compilation includes 192 complete issues from 1984–2015, plus 9 bonus issues of its predecessor, the Sidestreet Banner newsletter. In addition, you'll have access to every full-size drawing ever published — a total of 128 drawings to view, download, and print. Now you can enjoy viewing older and/or out-of-print drawings in one place.

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Paul Busse
The first issue of Garden Railways, January 1984, contained a column called "Notes from the Dandy Lines" by Paul Busse. Paul discusses ways to add visual interest to a garden railroad and includes charming hand-drawn illustrations to get his point across. Does Paul's name sound familiar? He has designed some of the most popular public displays across the country, including the Illinois Botanic Garden and many more.

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David Kalata
In the December 2012 issue, author David Kalata wanted attractive, durable, and easy-to-install retaining walls. He found a method using a tile product from a home-improvement store. Download the PDF to learn how he built these walls!

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Don Emmons
In the October 2007 issue, we featured the immense Fairplex Garden Railroad in Pomona, California. This 100' x 300' railroad is located on the LA County Fairgrounds ans has occupied the same space since 1935. Enjoy a look at what some call the "granddaddy" of garden railroads!

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