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101 More Track Plans for Model Railroaders (Model Railroader Books)

101 More Track Plans for Model Railroaders (Model Railroader Books) Lowest new price: $11.25
Lowest used price: $12.27
List price: $17.95
Author: Complied by Jeff Wilson
Brand: Kalmbach

Featuring plans from Model Railroader magazine from three decades, each of the 101 track plans has a newly written, informational description of the design. The track plans range in size from simple 4 x 8 foot and smaller layouts to room- and garage-sized showpieces, with the majority focusing on mid-size layouts.

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Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning)

Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning) Lowest new price: $13.84
Lowest used price: $12.87
List price: $21.99
Author: Iain Rice
Brand: Rice Iain

Compact Layout Design helps modelers integrate all aspects of layout design for compact spaces into one process from benchwork to budgeting. Author Iain Rice presents the material in a practical, conversational tone and aids understanding with his beautiful hand-drawn track plans. The book provides ideas and inspiration to efficiently plan for people, trains, and space.

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  • Compact Layout Design

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Designing & Building Multi-Deck Model Railroads (Model Railroader)

Designing & Building Multi-Deck Model Railroads (Model Railroader) Lowest new price: $13.09
Lowest used price: $12.86
List price: $19.95
Author: Tony Koester
Brand: Kalmbach

Acquire more space and longer towns and runs with multiple decks. Tony Koester walks you through design, options, lighting and wiring considerations, the where and when sequence, as well as the all-important construction techniques.

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  • Designing Building Multi Deck Model Railroads How to Get More Out of Your Space

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Making Simple Model Steam Engines

Making Simple Model Steam Engines Lowest new price: $22.04
Lowest used price: $16.53
List price: $39.95
Author: Stan Bray
Brand: Stan Bray

This book details the construction of a range of simple miniature steam engines and boilers. The projects, each of which can be completed with only a basic workshop, range from a single-acting oscillator to more sophisticated twin-cylinder double-acting engines and a variety of boilers. A final project brings together engine and boiler for a simple steam railway locomotive. These projects are a perfect introduction to model engineering and an enjoyable exercise for the more experienced engineer or those who wish to pass on their hobby to a younger generation. Stan Bray is an experienced craftsman in engineering and metalworking; among his previous books is Metalworking: Tools and Techniques.

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  • Making Simple Model Steam Engines

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The Model Railroader's Guide to Bridges, Trestles & Tunnels

The Model Railroader's Guide to Bridges, Trestles & Tunnels Lowest new price: $12.50
Lowest used price: $7.48
List price: $19.95
Author: Jeff Wilson
Brand: Kalmbach

Prolific Kalmbach author Jeff Wilson shows modelers how to re-create numerous types of railroad and highway bridges based on prototype designs. Divided into chapters by bridge type, each chapter shows several prototype examples and demonstrates techniques for modeling, painting, weathering, and installing the models on a layout.

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  • Kalmbach 12452 Mdl RR's Gde/Brdgs/Trstls/Tnl, 12452
  • Includes: • 88 Pages
  • Specs: • Size: 8.25" x 10.75" (210mm x 274mm)
  • Part number(s) included (in factory packaging): 12452
  • Features: • An excellent paperback reference. • Learn how to re-create numerous types of railroad and highway bridges based on prototype designs. • Techniques are demonstrated for modeling painting weathering and installing the models on a layout. • Overviews of each structure's history construction and purpose. • Specific details for modeling iron and steel truss bridges plate girder bridges concrete bridges lift bridges tunnels and more! • Historic & contemporary prototype photos. • 75 color

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The Digitrax Big Book of DCC

The Digitrax Big Book of DCC Lowest new price: $24.95
Lowest used price: $19.99
List price: $24.95
Author: John Palmer
Brand: Brand: Digitrax, Incorporated

Digital command control is one of the hottest topics in model railroading today! The Digitrax Big Book of DCC explains this exciting new technology in terms that everyone can understand. The "Big Book" uses examples to show you how to put DCC to work on your model railroad right now.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s (Model Railroader Books)

Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s (Model Railroader Books) Lowest new price: $13.85
Lowest used price: $15.18
List price: $21.99
Author: Jeff Wilson
Brand: Wilson Jeff

Jeff Wilson s latest release is a guide to railroad cars operated during one of modeling s most popular eras. Modelers can use the book s highly detailed historical information as inspiration to create realistic models. They ll find background on cargo carried by various types of cars, information on putting together a realistic freight car fleet, as well as prototype paint schemes and detailing.

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  • Freight Cars of the 40s and 50s

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Building a Sectional Layout (Model Railroad Books)

Building a Sectional Layout (Model Railroad Books) Lowest new price: $15.47
Lowest used price: $14.28
List price: $21.99
Author: Pelle Søeborg
Brand: Kalmbach Publishing Co

Well-known author and modeling expert, Pelle Søeborg, introduces the moveable model railroad layout in his all-new book, Building a Sectional Layout. If you plan on moving your layout due to space or design considerations, Pelle offers how-to advice for building benchwork and laying track with built-in flexibility.

In addition to building a sectional layout, Pelle shares his new Midwest model railroad along with tips and techniques for creating realistic scenery and structures. Pelle's addition of a grain elevator demonstrates why every layout should have a signature structure and a wow factor.

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THE Model Railroad Hobbyist’s Guide to acrylic painting: ... in a post-Floquil world

THE Model Railroad Hobbyist’s Guide to acrylic painting: ... in a post-Floquil world Lowest new price: $15.99
List price: $15.99
Author: Joe D Fugate Sr

Floquil and the related acrylic PollyScale paint lines were for many modelers the go-to paints for model railroading. Unfortunately, Testors discontinued these paints in 2013. The hobby has good post-Floquil/PollyScale alternatives and this book maps those replacement paints back to familiar Floquil/PollyScale color equivalents. As an added bonus, this book includes several chapters loaded with tips and tricks to help you make an easy transition in a post-Floquil world to painting with state-of-the-art water-based acrylics.

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Realistic Model Railroad Operation (Layout Design and Planning)

Realistic Model Railroad Operation (Layout Design and Planning) Lowest new price: $14.71
Lowest used price: $14.38
List price: $19.99
Author: Tony Koester
Brand: Kalmbach

Respected expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains and how to apply those methods to their own model railroads in this extensively updated edition. Learning about timetable-and-train-order operation, as well as how cars are switched, how yards function, how signals work, and more, provides an added dimension of realism and fun for modelers, keeping the hobby fresh and exciting.

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  • Kalmbach 12480 Realistc Model Railroad Opertaion 2nd Edition, 12480
  • Features: • Paperback book • Respected expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains and how to apply those methods to their own model railroads in this extensively updated edition • Learning about timetable-and-train-order operation as well as how cars are switched how yards function how signals work and more provides an added dimension of realism and fun for modelers keeping the hobby fresh and exciting
  • Includes: • One "Realistic Model Railroad Operation" 2nd Edition
  • Specs: • Size: 8-1:4" x 10-3/4" (209.55mm x 273.05mm) • Pages: 96 • Copyright: 2013
  • Part number(s) included (in factory packaging): 12480

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