My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Garden Railroading

A Growing Garden Empire

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-08
Page:
64
Author:
Cody Grivno
Scale:
G
Description:
The article features many photos and a garden design plan for this 75' by 80' layout.

Building a Garden Railway Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-06
Page:
48
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Scale:
G
Description:
The first installment describes why and how the author got started in building a garden railroad. It covers the design of the track plan and the garden (including a list of plants used), and the start of the project.

Building a Garden Railway Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
72
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Scale:
G
Description:
In this installment the author will start the construction phase of his garden railroad. It covers preparing the ground, ballasting, incorporating a tunnel, dealing with grades, incorporating a mountain, building a retaining wall and bridge supports, planting plants, and structures.

Building a Garden Railway Part III

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
72
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Scale:
G
Description:
The author continues his series on how he built his garden railroad. This installment covers wiring and finishing the layout, including powering the railroad, wiring a reverse loop, wiring a double-slip switch, A.C. wiring, burying wires, structure wiring, and the control panel.

How I Got Into Garden Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-04
Page:
88
Author:
John K. Landis
Scale:
G
Description:
The author describes how he convinced the family to give up some space for the layout, and how he wanted to experiment with live steam. Includes a diagram on how the track foundation is constructed.

Jack Verducci's Garden Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
95
Author:
George Hall
Scale:
G
Description:
This layout encompasses an area of 65 by 100 feet in Jack's backyard. It models the California narrow gauge set in the 1930s. Although he started in N-scale, he quickly discovered G-scale and now runs live steam locomotives on his layout. The article includes many photos and a trackplan of this large layout.

Mary Cay's Christmas Gondola

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-12
Page:
54
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Description:
Building a Christmas planter that looks like a gondola.

Quarter-size Traction

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-07
Page:
64
Author:
Spike Brown
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
Gordon Hatch's backyard has a traction layout with 450 feet of steel rail, measuring 75' by 79'. Article includes model photos and prototype traction photos.

The Comanche & Indian Gap RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-07
Page:
75
Author:
Peter B. Bryan
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
Garden railroading to the extreme! This large-scale layout has 7,892 feet of single mainline that is set in 35 acres in the central Texas Hill Country. With locomotives weighing in at 1,800 lbs and hopper cars filled with ballast tipping the scales at 600 lbs, this is just about as close to real railroading as one can get.