White River Productions is pleased to announce the debut issue of the Garden Trains Annual. This new publication features 116 pages of exclusively large scale and outdoor railroading layouts, projects, and information. Printed on high-quality coated paper, this softcover publication is dedicated to great large scale model railroading! From exciting layout tours, to gardening and plants tips, to in-depth construction and kitbashing articles, there’s something for everyone who enjoys large scale trains, gardening and the magical combination of the two. Long a leader in the prototype railroading and hobby publishing field, White River is proud to add the Garden Trains Annual, specifically designed for the large scaler, to its magazines, which include HO Collector, Model Railroad News, Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette, O Scale Trains, Passenger Train Journal, Railfan & Railroad, Railpace Newsmagazine, Railroad Model Craftsman, Trains & Railroads of the Past, along with the the On30, HOn3, Passenger Train, and Railroads Illustrated annuals.
Editor Chris Lane, the guiding force behind the popular On30 Annual and HOn3 Annual, brings his passion for model railroading, especially narrow gauge trains, along with his love of gardening and the great outdoors, to the pages of the Garden Trains Annual in a fun, informative, and graphically engaging style enjoyed by our readers. A sampling of the debut issue articles includes:
- Bluetooth and Batteries: Next Gen Train Control
- The Making of the Model: Accucraft Mason Bogie
- Build a Two-Foot Flatcar in 7/8 Scale
- Getting Started in Garden Live Steam
- The Cat Shed Turntable
- In-Scale Plants and Ground Covers
- …and much more!
Large scale continues to be an active modeling group in the hobby segment and the new Garden Trains Annual will be the flagship publication for those active modelers. It retails for $24.95 (plus shipping and handling) and is available through your local dealer, online at shop.whiteriverproductions.com, or by calling toll-free (U.S.) 877-787-2467, outside the United States call 1-660-695-4433.