2023 GARDEN TRAINS ANNUAL: The 2023 Garden Trains Annual is packed with building and how-to projects along with great layout tours. Browse our colorful Garden Gallery photo feature filled with great shots from readers like you! Brimming with information from prototype trains to flights of fancy; whatever your large scale modeling style, you’ll find Garden Trains Annual is for you.
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2021 Rocky Mount Steam Up
Steve King’s Mid-Summer Steam Up has become a tradition among 7/8n2 modelers and their fellow travelers from all along the eastern seaboard.
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
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.
Large Scale Warehouse Kit from Banta Model Works
This well designed freight warehouse model kit from Banta Model Works is easy to assemble, and requires few tools to complete in an evening or two.
Bachmann Large Scale Ten-Wheeler
Bachmann has continued to improve on a classic model bringing it up to current standards. The result is a nicely detailed, versatile, and smooth operating large scale locomotive.
W.D.L.R. 40hp “Protected Simplex” Tin Turtle
This Swift Sixteen kit makes a model of a “Protected” Tin Turtle internal combustion locomotive used on the front lines in World War One.