I currently have a subscription to the post-Marc Horovitz Garden Railways. The new editor is the very capable Kent Johnson, partnering with experienced Production Editor, Rene Schweitzer. Some familiar long-time contributors are gone, but the look and substance of the periodical reflect an effort to embrace both electric and live steam operations on reader layouts. The series covering the rehabilitation of Kent's own backyard railroad is detailed and informative. Product reviews are well done and there are ample ads from many familiar manufacturers and suppliers. Founder and long-time editor, Marc Horovitz, even made an appearance in the current issue to evaluate and assist Kent in his own garden railroad "rehab" project. It was nice to see the interaction of these two gentlemen in solving some ballast issues by means of adding cribbing to bridge approaches. The two Diamondhead Steamups in 1996-97 afforded me an opportunity to meet and chat with Marc Horovitz, and see a couple of his own custom live steam models. I am certain his capable stewardship of Garden Railways for 35 years will continue under Mr. Johnson's tenure. The magazine is now published four times a year as a quarterly, and is well worth supporting!

 

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

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