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Model Railroading From Prototype to Layout


Product Manufacturer: Kalmbach Publishing Company
Manufacturer Model: 12460
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Model Railroading From Prototype to Layout by Tony Koester

96 pages

Modeling a specific prototype ("real") railroad is easier now that 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. Model Railroading From Prototype to Layout 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 shows you how to:

  • select a prototype railroad to model
  • research and find information on real railroads, their equipment, and their surroundings
  • design a layout based on prototype principles
  • compress prototype scenes while maintaining character and realism
  • realistically operate a model railroad
  • make and install photographic backdrops of prototype scenes
  • add switch machines and other wiring feathers that won't interfere with lower decks

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Book > Softcover Book
Author(s): Tony Koester
Number of Pages: 96
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