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Garden Railways February 2019

TAKE YOUR MODEL TRAINS OUTDOORS! GARDEN RAILWAYS MAGAZINE WILL HELP YOU MAKE YOUR BACKYARD COME ALIVE. EVERY ISSUE IS PACKED WITH TIPS ON DESIGNING AND LANDSCAPING YOUR RAILWAY, REVIEWS OF LOCOMOTIVES AND OTHER NEW PRODUCTS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN OUTDOOR RAILWAY.

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United States
Langue:
English
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Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
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who are you…

I SUSPECT YOU MIGHT wonder how a hobby-dabbling, publishing lackey (technical writer, acquisitions editor, senior editor, and video producer) like me could possibly be qualified to handle the reins of the leading periodical in the large scale hobby. Trust me, I have some questions myself! And if I’m being candid, similar skepticism arose when I first started shoveling dirt around my yard nearly nine years ago. At that point, I had constructed plenty of temporary displays, small model railroads. I even built a couple basement empires, including my own Canadian Pacific O scale (three-rail) layout featured in Classic Toy Trains magazine and on MR Video Plus. But as the Rehab My Railroad series (p.32) in this issue reveals, I needed to learn plenty about building and maintaining a garden railway. Fortunately,…

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news

Engines & rolling stock Aster-Accucraft Models, 33260 Central Ave, Union City, CA 94587, is releasing two new locomotives, both in limited quantities. The first is an updated Aster USRA Light Mikado 2-8-2 in 1:32 scale (shown). The updated engine is alcohol fired and has cast-iron driver wheels, a newly-designed tender, increased water and fuel capacity, and much more. Available in both kit and ready-to-run versions, undecorated or in the following schemes: UP, NYC, or B&O. Also available is a brand-new USRA Heavy Mikado 2-8-2 in 1:32 scale. The Heavy Mikado is alcohol fired and available in kit or ready-to-run versions, in either undecorated or in the following schemes: Erie, CB&Q, CMStP&P, Southern, or GN. More information is available at accucraft.com Roundhouse Engineering, Unit 6-10, Churchill Business Park, Churchill Road Doncaster, South Yorks,…

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letters

A FOND FAREWELL I’m aware that this is a time of transition in your life. Thank you, Marc Horovitz, for your informed and supportive leadership over the years. Your publications, from the Sidestreet Banner to Garden Railways, have kept me connected and up to date in the nostalgia and networking of our live steam hobby. — Jim Pitts, Travelers Rest, SC HIGHLIGHT ANOTHER HOBBY TURNING POINT? While I’m saddened that the magazine is moving to a quarterly format, I understand the reasons. It occurred to me that while reading the article in December 2018 issue (p. 42) on turning points in garden railroading, that perhaps another turning point can be had. It is my understanding that the fastest growing segment in the model railroading hobby is garden railroading with trains that you can ride…

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video plus

LINK. LOOK. LEARN EVEN MORE! Without question, vivid reproduction of colorful garden railway photographs has certainly been a hallmark of Garden Railways magazine for the past 35 years. However, there are some things that video does much better. Video is a phenomenal tool for demonstrating how to do something. It can also take you to places and spaces beyond your usual reach. While just a select handful of images can fill a single printed page, the thousands of frames that comprise even a short video reveal techniques, insights, and perspectives that might otherwise be lost in the fray. When you turn to look for a complete, authoritative source of videos addressing all things model railroading and much more, there’s only one essential link you need to explore – MRVideoPlus.com CHECK IT OUT! Model Railroader Video…

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tips for buying used equipment

AT SOME POINT, most of us will buy an item for our railroad on the secondhand market. For the newcomer to the hobby, the secondhand market can be an affordable way to get started. At the same time, though, the newcomer is likely the least-prepared for navigating that market by lacking the knowledge of what may or may not be a good deal, what to look for in terms of quality and condition, and how to make the best of what you buy if it’s not in prime condition. The first thing to know is that “secondhand” doesn’t necessarily mean “used.” There’s a lot on the market that was purchased, but sat on the shelf unused, or was taken out of the box to look at and test run. Sometimes—especially with…

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o scale in the outdoors

NANCY LAGOMARSINO AND JACQUES VERDIER are long-time O scale (1:48) collectors. After volunteering at the San Leandro Historical Railway Society’s (www.slhrs.org) G&O Railroad (containing both G and O scales), they were inspired and motivated to dust off their collection to run in the great outdoors. Choosing O scale gives garden railroaders the advantage of building a smaller layout. If you have a larger space, O scale allows for more scenes with structures and copious plants. At approximately half the scale of large scale (1:48 versus 1:19-24), we need to lean over and examine teeny details, but it’s worth the effort. Rare is the garden that enhances O scale trains as well as the Verdi Railroad. Photo 1 presents a broad picture of Jacques Verdier’s peninsula trackplan with 1:43-48 equipment. Photo 2 focuses…

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