So let's see, in the latest Garden Railways we have an excellent article by our own Marty Cozad, "Corporate Identity for Garden Railroads," a subject I have never had to guts to approach on MLS for fear of offending someone. Next, we Bruce Chandler's piece on "Making some working gladhands," which is about as anal as you can get about modeling (and I mean that in a positive way). Then we have Jack Verducci's latest missive--"Structures:creating a plan," which again is about as nuts-and boltsy as most guys whose posts I read want to get. And, need I add, that Verducci is among a handful a really great large-scale modelers who has built an incredible garden railway of his own, not to mention dozens of layouts for wealthy customers throughout the country. So tell me Mark, how can you look at this package and say, "The rest of the content is largely useless?"
Here's the deal, Mark, Garden Railways is a magazine for large-scale railroaders of every stripe, not just rivet counters like me, or whimsical modelers who enjoy seeing their own version of Thomas the Tank Engine go round & round beneath a waterfall (with gnomes) or a Christmas tree. They're in the hobby for fun, not to criticize everyone who doesn't measure up to expectations.
BTW, I think you owe Cozad an apology.