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Welcome to garden railroading!
Welcome to a hobby that combines model trains with the outdoors--garden railroading. One of the wonderful things about this hobby is that there is the diversity. There's something for every skill level, from building locomotives and rolling stock, small-scale gardening, electronics and battery power, creating structures, and much more.

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Beginning Garden Railroading booklet
Welcome to the wonderful world of garden railroading!
Though this fascinating hobby is over a century old, it's never been more popular, and nothing can match its appeal.  It's a hobby that can involve the whole family.

To learn more about this fascinating hobby, please download a FREE PDF file of our beginning garden railroading brochure.
A video for beginners
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Learn more about the history of garden railroading by watching our beginner video!

Large scale indoors?
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Yes, you can still enjoy large-scale trains even if you don't have a backyard.
Read how hobbyist John Franzen built a large-scale layout in his basement instead of in his garden.

Photos
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Here are some photos sent in by our fellow hobbyists of their G-scale track plans and layouts.
The right tools for the job
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Tips on selecting the best garden-railroading tools.
There is no single right way to build a garden railroad.  There are, however, lots of wrong ways.  The first step in heading down the wrong path starts with the tools you choose to build your garden railroad.  In garden railroading, as in any other task, there are the "right tools" for the job.  You will find your time spent in the garden much more productive when armed with the correct accessories.

Top 10 most frequently asked garden railroading questions
Garden Railways magazine answers the most often asked questions.
Not sure where to start?  Here are the most frequently asked questions about garden railroading.

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