Archived since January 2006 Monthly

207 issues

Garden Rail covers all aspects of outdoor model railways. It is aimed at established converts to the hobby, as well as those yet to desert their indoor layouts and discover the real potential of large-scale modelling in an outdoor setting. The magazine is a monthly publication.

Latest issue

We've a bumper issue this month, with not one, but two feature layouts, and they couldn't be more different. 

First, there is Pen-Y-Bont, Steve Howard's amazing indoor garden railway that's a slice of Wales, but with real plants as the backdrop. You'll be amazed at the realism and atmosphere created, and the ingenuity of the design. 

Next, there is Loft City Central, a huge Playmobil layout normally found in owner Brendon Baker's attic. It's bright, busy and one to delight kids of all ages. 

Both will be appearing at the Midlands Garden Rail show – the guide for which can be found in our pages. 

On the workbench we have a PW railcar, platform footbridge, bolster wagons and loads, turning a German classic into a British locomotive and perhaps the most realistic platelayers hut in the larger scales. 

Not forgetting all the latest Product News and a review of Roundhouse Engineering's Roundhouse Darjeeling C Class Pacific.

Subjects: Hobby, Transport

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Garden Rail covers all aspects of outdoor model railways. It is aimed at established converts to the hobby, as well as those yet to desert their indoor layouts and discover the real potential of large-scale modelling in an outdoor setting. The magazine is a monthly publication.

  • First Issue: January 2006
  • Latest Issue: March 2023
  • Issue Count: 207
  • Published: Monthly