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Ready to move beyond a simple tabletop layout? Take the next step with help from Neil Besougloff, Classic Toy Trains magazine's own editor! This new book offers 16 realistic, themed layout plans suitable for larger spaces, including diagrams, equipment lists, and plenty of photos to help you get started.
Don't be intimidated by other collectible guides and online auctions! Get Started with Toy Trains provides a clear guide on where to buy toy trains, what to look for, and how to get started building a layout. Includes tips on storage, display, and cleaning. From the pages of Classic Toy Trains magazine.
The author shows step-by-step how various creative elements of a layout fit together using his Sandy Harbor Terminal Railway. Practical building techniques and realistic modeling concepts, explain how readers can build a hi-rail toy train layout.
Author: Dennis BrennanSoftcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages
Dick Christianson and John Grams offer tips and techniques for building a more realistic and fun toy train layout, compiled over years of observing some of the best toy train layouts ever built. Their wise and easy-to-follow advice on planning, electrical work, trackwork, scenery, and operation is presented with all-new photos from Dick's O gauge layout.
Provides step-by-step design techniques and track planning tips to save model railroaders time, money, and headaches. This must-have book also covers aspects of prototype freight and passenger operations, route design, and contemporary railroading.
Offers hobbyists a guide to modeling locomotive service, repair, and storage terminals. Also includes tips and techniques for modeling trackage, structures, and other terminal details appropriate for the steam or diesel era.
Using photos, illustrations, and a straightforward style, notable Model Railroader magazine author Tony Koester shows you how to make creative, plausible choices for the concept and construction of your next model railroad. Covers key topics like developing an entire model railroad theme, choosing a scale, integrating signature design elements into your track plan, and much more.
Learn the reasons for including structures on your layout, then select and build the your own! Photo-driven projects demonstrate the tools, materials, and techniques used when modeling plastic or wood structures. Offers techniques for realistic finishing, including painting, weathering, sign making, interior detailing, and more.
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