2021 GTA Annual
It’s easy to start your first garden railway, combining rugged model trains and beautiful landscaping in your own backyard. The Garden Trains Annual from White River Productions is the only annual publication dedicated exclusively to outdoor garden railways! We’ll show you how to use your favorite large scale trains combined with appropriate live plantings to make the outdoor railway of your dreams. Each edition contains fabulous layout tours, detailed modeling projects, great prototype information, fresh product reviews, and more. The all new Garden Trains Annual is edited by Chris Lane, the guiding force between the popular On30 Annual and HOn3 Annual. You’ll enjoy the engaging and informative style brought to you by White River Productions, a long-time leader in the prototype railroading and hobby publishing field. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, or just looking for a new modeling challenge, you’ll find it in the pages of GTA!
A Great Time to Get Started
The State of Large Scale in 2021, by Kevin Strong
There is Something in the Attic
Or, Easy LED Lighting in Large Scale, by George G. Riley, Esq.
A Foam Foundation
Practical Bases for Large Scale Buildings, by Ray Buteux
Bringing the Great Outdoors, Indoors
A Hyper-Realistic Creek for an Indoor Large Scale Layout, by Dale & Karyn Angell
A Century and a Half Back
Modeling the Victorian Era in 1:20.3, by Dylan Hutson
Infinity Edges for Outdoor Layouts
Blending into Your Landscape + Realistic Artificial Plants, by Steve Bittinger
In the Spirit of the Pennsy X-23
From Literal Large Scale Trash to PRR-ish Treasure, by Wayne Wesolowski
All Steamed Up
A Brief Guide for New Small Scale Live Steamers, by George G. Riley, Esq.
The Yet-to-be Popular—Spring Cleaning!
Spring has Sprung. Time to get the Railroad into Running Shape, by Ray Buteux
Bluetooth, Radio Control, and Batteries
Next Generation Train Control, Dupree, Steinmetz, Rees, Sidensticker, Hughes, Riley, and Strong
From the Archives: Accucraft Mason Bogie
The Development of a Large Scale Classic, by David Fletcher
Transfer Caboose For the CNE
Battery and Sound Platform for Multiple Locos, by Ray Buteux
My Journey To Here in Large Scale
How I Became the Editor of the Garden Trains Annual, by Chris Lane
Sticks and Stains
Building a Fleet of Cane Wagons. Includes Prototype Info, by George G. Riley, Esq.
The Spokane Division of the SP
Steam and Diesel Southern Pacific in the Spokane Valley, by Jess Steven Hughes
The Garden Gallery
Photo Submissions of Large Scale Layouts and Equipment, by Our Readers
Get Started Building!
Building a Truss Rod Underframe 7/8n2 flatcar from scratch, by George G. Riley, Esq.
The Bachmann Big Hauler
The Secret Origins & Development of this Classic, by Johnny Graybeal
The Cumbres & Cat Shed Railroad
Outdoor On30 in the Northern UK? You Have to Be Crazy!, by William Longely-Cook
Heading Out to the Garden
Using the Off Season to Plan & Mock Up a Garden Railroad, by George G. Riley, Esq.
Revisiting the Deer Park Subdivision
Things I’ve learned building my Western Maryland Railway, by Steve Bittinger
36th National Garden Railway Convention
Nashville 2021 Preview, by Shelly Yowell and The GTA Staff
GTA 2021 Product Showcase
New Large Scale Releases for 2021, by The GTA Staff
Thoughts at the End, by Chris Lane