Garden railroading is fun for the whole family! And, by industry accounts, it's the fastest-growing segment of the model railroading hobby. Packed with inspiring colour photos, this book provides an informative and entertaining introduction to the hobby. Simple, easy-to-follow steps lead to a durable, reliable, and attractive operating railway designed for year-round enjoyment, regardless of region or climate. Information is presented in a logical sequence, beginning with the most frequently asked questions posed by newcomers to the hobby, and continuing through planning, design, foundation preparation, trackwork, power and control systems, landscaping, scenic details, and operation. Special sections are devoted to motive power and rolling stock, contemporary power and control systems, live steam operations, and maintenance.