2021 GARDEN TRAINS ANNUAL: Welcome to the debut issue of the Garden Trains Annual! We are looking forward to bringing you many exciting ideas, projects and layouts in the coming years. We love trains and we love to build things, so let’s get started!

Welcome to the new Garden Trains Annual

Welcome to the new Garden Trains Annual

Welcome to the debut issue of the Garden Trains Annual! We are looking forward to bringing you many exciting ideas, projects and layouts in the coming years. We love trains and we love to build things, so let’s get started!


Introduction to Garden Railways

Introduction to Garden Railways

It’s easy to start your first garden railway, combining rugged model trains and beautiful landscaping in your own backyard.


Getting Started in Live Steam Garden Railroading

Getting Started in Live Steam Garden Railroading

You don’t have to be a machinist to enjoy live steam in the garden. Accucraft’s “Emma” offers turnkey operations for any skill level operator.


Build a Simple Truss Rod Underframe Flatcar From Scratch

Build a Simple Truss Rod Underframe Flatcar From Scratch

Building your own rolling stock in large scale is not only satisfying but also surprisingly easy. Give this basic flatcar design a try!


Marklin LGB Large Scale “Chloe” Engine

Marklin LGB Large Scale “Chloe” Engine

This large scale model of Chloe captures the spirit of Ward Kimball’s Grizzly Flats Railroad, and makes a fine addition to any garden empire.


General Electric 25 Ton Diesel Switcher by Piko in G Scale

General Electric 25 Ton Diesel Switcher by Piko in G Scale

Piko’s General Electric 25 ton large scale model provides a combination of prototype fidelity and superb operating characteristics. The model is robust and reliable making it a great choice for an entry level locomotive for the first timer or veteran garden railroaders.


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