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    • April 18, 2021 10:27 AM EDT
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      Garden Trains Annual

      Hi all,

      Yesterday I received the debut issue of Garden Trains Annual and it's very good. In particular, Kevin Strong has a good article about the changes in the hobby over the years and his optimism for the years ahead. Nice work!

       

      Cheers,
      Matt

    • April 18, 2021 2:37 PM EDT
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      Kevin Strong could be enough to pull me into a subscription

    • April 18, 2021 3:48 PM EDT
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      Ok, Seems I've got quite a lot of money in my Large Scale train magazine budget for some reason.  I've placed the order.

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    • April 19, 2021 1:45 PM EDT
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      I thought it was a bit pricey but I bought one anyway to encourage them.

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        Pete

    • April 19, 2021 1:49 PM EDT
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      Ordered my back in February.  I never found a publication date.  Nice to know that they are finally mailing.  I bought it for the same reasons that Pete mentioned.

    • April 19, 2021 2:40 PM EDT
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      Maybe a bit pricey, but it has 114 pages in its first issue. Seem like it would've taken two or three of the late issues of Garden Railways to come up to that many pages! Turns out there's an article in the first issue by my son as well, with several pics taken on my railroad.

      http://gardentrainsannual.com/

       

      Cheers,
      Matt

    • April 19, 2021 2:55 PM EDT
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      Matt Hutson said:

       Turns out there's an article in the first issue by my son as well, with several pics taken on my railroad.

      http://gardentrainsannual.com/

      Hey, cool!

      Oh, it is published by the same outfit who have RMC now.

      And right here in Missouri!

    • April 19, 2021 10:19 PM EDT
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      In the Introduction to Garden Railways http://gardentrainsannual.com/introduction-to-garden-railways/

      it says

       1:29 is a legacy scale used on the former Aristo-Craft line. Some of this tooling is now owned and produced by Bachmann TrainsPiko is currently offering some of its North American-style equipment in this scale as well.

      No mention of USA trains or AML.  I guess they didn't pay to advertise. 

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    • April 20, 2021 3:36 AM EDT
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      ....and....Piko does not produce much, or anything in 1:29 scale for the North American market.

         Most of their NA product line, if not all, is 1:32, or perhaps 1:22.5.   Most are made from old MDC molds....at least the majority of them resemble that line from the past.

           Obviously; very little research went into this publication, other than a whole lot of "Perdy pictures".....The article by Matt's son is worth a read....thank you Matt, for pointing it out...

           Fred Mills

    • April 20, 2021 7:05 PM EDT
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      Just wondering what your,you're   "point is "  

       

       

       

       

      Fred,Padre,Friar or what ever nickname you prefer?

    • April 20, 2021 8:14 PM EDT
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      “Some” Piko stuff is better than the amount of NEW AristoCraft product coming out right now. 1/32 to me is close enough that I run some on my RR, some Piko and a MTH  tank car that doesn’t look out of place. Boxcars come in all sorts of sizes and I see them still rolling today . I will even take some of LGB’s stuff with its rubber ruler 

      This post was edited by Pete Lassen at April 20, 2021 8:16 PM EDT
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      The Babs River Railway

      We can do that, but its gonna cost you... a lot more

       

    • April 23, 2021 10:59 AM EDT
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      I got mine the other day. I'm enjoying and the articles are well done. Nice to see a publication that doesn't take me 5 minutes to go through. Not many ads is a plus.  As always great article from Kevin. 

      This post was edited by Shawn Viggiano at April 23, 2021 1:33 PM EDT
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