Category Archives: Magazines Guide

Once upon a time, there were some indexes published on the Internet for garden railroad magazines and other publications of interest to garden railroaders. These indexes seem to have vanished into thin air. I have a modest collection of magazines, but now I can’t easily find an article or plans when needed.

This Magazines Guide is not an index because it is not complete. It is simply a listing of some of the contents of those issues that I have, with comments (and key words) intended to help me find whatever I am looking for by running a quick search. In fact, this is really an experiment to see if this format will even work. If it does, great. If not, I’ll delete it. In the meantime, try it out yourself.

Mainline Modeler: Vol. 23 No. 6 (June 2002)

Burma-Shave Signs, by Harold Russell, p. 26 (construction, scratchbuilding) The author includes examples from 1937 to 1951, and lists several websites that may have additional slogans. Whitcomb Diesel, by Hideo Uchino, p. 38 (construction, scratchbuilding, brass, 1:48) This article contains … Continue reading

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Garden Railways: Vol. 2 No. 1 (January 1985)

The Biscuit Tin Special, Part I, by John Wenlock, p. 8 (construction, drawings, steam locomotive, 1:19) A Railbus for the OBR, by Mark Horovitz, p. 11 (construction, drawings, railbus, 1:24) An Abandoned Store Building, by Joseph Crea, p. 16 (construction, … Continue reading

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Garden Railways: Vol. 2 No. 2 (March 1985)

A Garden Railway in a Northern Climate, Part I, by Mike Westren, p. 12 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) The Biscuit Tin Special, Part II, by John Wenlock, p. 20 (construction, drawings, steam locomotive, 1:19)

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Garden Railways: Vol. 2 No. 3 (May 1985)

A Locomotive Test Stand, by Greg Ritacco, p. 6 (construction, drawings, livesteam locomotive, Mamod) This article shows how to build a simple test stand for an 0-4-0 Mamod livesteam locomotive.

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Garden Railways: Vol. 2 No. 4 (July 1985)

What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?, by Godfrey Gamble, p. 24 (electrical, wiring, lighting) This article shows how to improve upon the usual methods of lighting LGB passenger cars.

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Garden Railways: Vol. 2 No. 5 (September 1985)

Lubricating the Mamod, by Rob van Dort, p. 7 (live steam, Mamod, lubrication)

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Garden Railways: Vol. 2 No. 6 (November 1985)

A Stomper Photo Album, by Rod Wentler, p. 23 (scratchbuilding) This article has a photo of a powered excursion car that might be fun to build.

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Finescale Railroader: Vol. 8 No. 4 (December 2004)

Scratchbuild a Class A Climax, by Bert Horner, p. 25 (scrarchbuilding, kitbashing, Climax) This article contains lots of photos showing the general layout of this very interesting locomotive.

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AW NUTS: Vol. 8 No. 4

Letters to the Editors, p. 5 (construction, swimming pool) There is a photo of a flatcar with a “swimming pool” on it. Great idea!

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AW NUTS: Vol. 9 No. 2

Building for Enjoyment, by Phil Sadtler, p. 7 (construction, drawings, viaduct, Styrofoam)

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