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!

Be a part of the 2022 Garden Trains Annual!

Be a part of the 2022 Garden Trains Annual!

Demonstrate your model projects and gardening tips with how-to articles. Share your passion for garden railroading with layout and event features!


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.


Large Scale Warehouse Kit from Banta Model Works

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 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.


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