Garden Trains Product Reviews
Enjoy reviews of great new products of interest to the outdoor garden model railroader, presented by the Garden Trains Annual staff. Please contact Editor Chris Lane to have your product considered for review.
November 15, 2021
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.
October 6, 2021
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.
October 6, 2021
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.
September 28, 2021
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.
January 13, 2021
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.
December 17, 2020
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.