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!


2021 Rocky Mount Steam Up

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

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.


Bachmann Large Scale Ten-Wheeler

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

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.


The Buffalo Shay by Missouri Locomotive Company

The Buffalo Shay by Missouri Locomotive Company

Missouri Locomotive Company offers a 1:20.3 F scale model of an early two-cylinder, three-truck Shay built to haul lumber in the hills of Kentucky.


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