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Model Railroading from Prototype to Layout
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Model Railroading from Prototype to Layout
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Kalmbach Publishing


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Modeling a specific prototype railroad is easier now than ever before. The variety of locomotive, rolling stock, and structure models based on specific prototypes has never been greater, and these models come from the factory with a level of detailing that once required lots of aftermarket parts and many hours at the workbench. This book will guide you as you research and select a prototype railroad to model, then take you through the design and operation of a layout based on that prototype.

This book will show you how to select a prototype railroad to model, research and find information on real railroads, their equipment, and their surroundings, compress prototype scenes while maintaining character and realism, realistically operate a model railroad, make and install photographic backdrops of prototype scenes, and add switch machines and other wiring features that won't interfere with lower decks.


  • Softcover
  • 96 pages
  • Color photos and illustrations
  • Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"
  • Author: Tony Koester
  • ISBN: 0890247976
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