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Modeling the Transition Era (Layout Design and Planning)

Modeling the Transition Era (Layout Design and Planning) Lowest new price: $13.69
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Author: Tony Koester
Brand: Kalmbach

In his all-new book, Modeling the Transition Era, expert modeler Tony Koester takes an in-depth look at the time period (and most popular modeling era) when railroads were changing from steam locomotives to diesel during the 1940s and 1950s. The book includes:

  • An overview of the era -- why diesel replaced steam.
  • The types of railroad equipment in use.
  • A look at typical railroad operations.

The book features a mix of modeling and prototype photos to help you increase the realism and accuracy of your transition-era layout.

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Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout (Model Railroader Books Layout Design and Planning)

Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout (Model Railroader Books Layout Design and Planning) Lowest new price: $12.93
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Author: Tony Koester
Brand: Kalmbach Publishing Co

In this book by Tony Koester, Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout will inspire you to add small- to medium-sized industries and traffic to your layout.

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Introduction to Model Railroading (Model Railroader's How-To Guide)

Introduction to Model Railroading (Model Railroader's How-To Guide) Lowest new price: $12.67
Lowest used price: $11.98
List price: $19.95
Author: Jeff Wilson
Brand: Kalmbach

The all-new material in Introduction to Model Railroading offers beginning modelers a wealth of information. It begins with choosing a place, era and scale to model. Veteran modeler Jeff Wilson also breaks down the basics of planning a layout and building supporting benchwork. The easy-to-follow instructions and abundance of photographs make this the perfect introduction to scale model railroading.

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  • Kalmbach 12447 Introduction To Model Railroading, 12447
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  • Part number(s) included (in factory packaging): 12447

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The Watchmaker's and Model Engineer's Lathe: A User's Manual

The Watchmaker's and Model Engineer's Lathe: A User's Manual Lowest new price: $22.16
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Author: Donald de Carle
Brand: Robert Hale Company

Now in its sixth edition, this book is the definitive work on the small precision lathe in the context of both the past and present. The bulk of the original text has been retained and covers basic construction, selection, and care of and accessories for the lathe as well as its uses. Fully updated, the final section also deals with the current scene based on extensive worldwide research. The directory of lathe, tool, and material stockists has also been completely revised.

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  • Robert Hale Company

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Planning Your Model Railroad

Planning Your Model Railroad Lowest new price: $13.79
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List price: $21.99
Author: Tony Koester
Brand: Kalmbach

Planning Your Model Railroad is a new book by Tony Koester that tells modelers everything they ll want to consider before starting a layout. This conversational, idea-driven book shows modelers their options when planning a layout. It expansively covers key topics including: Choosing a railroad and scale, finding prototypes that match modeler interest, and narrowing focus to make efficient decisions.

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  • Kalmbach Pub Co

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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: $14.00
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Author: Jeff Wilson
Brand: Kalmbach Books

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.

Features:

  • Kalmbach Books

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Basic Painting and Weathering for Model Railroaders, Second Edition (Essentials)

Basic Painting and Weathering for Model Railroaders, Second Edition (Essentials) Lowest new price: $11.80
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List price: $19.99
Author: Jeff Wilson
Brand: Kalmbach

Any modeler who wants to paint, decal, or weather locomotives, rolling stock and structures will find plenty of in-depth, how-to techniques in this updated edition! New prototype photos, current manufacturers, and the latest products are featured along with several new projects that include making your own decals with an inkjet printer and a multi-color painting project for a locomotive.

Contains basic-through-advanced techniques for airbrushing, brush-painting, decaling, and weathering.
Includes tips on how to add graffiti, placards, and other decal details.
Features how-to information for using chalks, acrylic paints, and oil colors.

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Greenberg Guides Lionel Trains: Pocket Price Guide (Greenberg's Pocket Price Guide to Lionel Trains, 2001)

Greenberg Guides Lionel Trains: Pocket Price Guide (Greenberg's Pocket Price Guide to Lionel Trains, 2001) Lowest new price: $2.01
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Brand: Brand: Kalmbach Pub Co

This handy reference is divided into seven major sections; prewar, postwar, modern era, moden tinplate, large scale, special production and catalogs.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition


Building Structures for Your Garden Railway (Garden Railways Books)

Building Structures for Your Garden Railway (Garden Railways Books) Lowest new price: $15.45
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List price: $21.95
Author: Jack Verducci
Brand: Kalmbach

Structures for garden railways are just like structures for other model railroads except they must survive outdoor elements. Building Structures for Your Garden Railway is the first comprehensive guide to creating structures that work in an outdoor setting. This book covers researching, planning and drawing, selecting tools and materials, and construction. It covers everything from bases to roofs including walls, windows, doors, lighting, and painting. Using the instruction of noted expert Jack Verducci, readers will be well on their way to creating the detailed garden railway they ve imagined.

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The Model Railroader's Guide to Freight Yards (Model Railroader Books)

The Model Railroader's Guide to Freight Yards (Model Railroader Books) Lowest new price: $487.65
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List price: $18.95
Author: Andy Sperandeo

HO and N scale illustrations and prototype and layout photos introduce modelers to the principles of designing, constructing and operating a realistic freight yard. Covers the operations of a prototype freight yard, including receiving, classifying, cleaning, and more; outlines the basic structures; and offers techniques for modeling a freight yard on a layout of any size or era.

• Perfect for intermediate and skilled beginning modelers • Written by Andy Sperandeo, executive editor of Model Railroader Magazine and author of the popular Kalmbach's Easy Model Railroad Wiring

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