Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning)

Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and

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.

  • ASIN: 0890249962



Layout building is perhaps the most exciting, rewarding and challenging aspect of creating a model railway. Making the right design decisions and choosing good construction techniques are vital to ensure success. This book takes you through basic baseboard construction, shelf layout themes and how to link multi-deck designs together, enabling you to make the most of a given space. With different concepts covered, from simple portable layouts to helix construction techniques, Nigel Burkin mixes the best of British layouts with those used routinely overseas and shows you how you too can achieve success and satisfaction in executing your layout design. Topics covered included: Designing for comfort; How to use space efficiently; Practical construction techniques from L-Girder to box frame baseboards; Sub track bed construction, track laying and wiring; Fine tuning the layout for smooth operations.

  • ASIN: B009NY462M

Realistic Model Railroad Operation (Layout Design and Planning)

Realistic Model Railroad Operation (Layout Design and

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.

  • Brand: Kalmbach Publishing Co
  • ASIN: 0890249393
  • UPC: 064465124800

One Hundred and One Track Plans for Model Railroaders (Model Railroad Handbook, No. 3)

One Hundred and One Track Plans for Model

Easy-to-use plans in every size, shape and scale -- from tiny card-table layouts to giant garage-size railroads. Demonstrates how to design a railroad to fit any space, shows how to convert plans to N, HO, S, and O scales.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890245126

Shelf Layouts for Model Railroads

Shelf Layouts for Model

Learn how to build a shelf layout by exploring the possibilities, practicalities, and challenges of linear layout design in a variety of layouts with construction details.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890246904
  • UPC: 064465124190



The Model Railroad Layout Planner provides an assortment of computer generated track layout plans that utilize very unique designs. Also to maximize the use of your available space for your layout the exact dimensions for each design are also provided so you can be sure that the design you have chosen to use will fit the space available without guessing an having to alter your layout plans after you have already purchased the necessary track and started to build your layout. Model Railroad Track Layout Planner offers design plans for N, HO, G & O Scale model trains and also offers designs that utilize several of the most popular and widely used track brands and types in case you have a specific preference. The first edition contains a total of 35 designs and will be followed by The Model Railroad Layout Planner second edition which will also include a parts list that can be used as a reference when purchasing the track sections your layout will require along with an additional 15 unique layout designs to choose from.


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

Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout (Model Railroader Books

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.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 1627003959
  • UPC: 064465128068

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork (Model Railroader Essentials Series)

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork (Model Railroader Essentials

The title may say “basics,” but this book covers a full range of skills and materials. Beginners building a small table or shelf layout up to experienced modelers assembling the benchwork for a basement empire will find what they need in this comprehensive guide. New color photos and illustrations highlight liftout sections and swinging access gates.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890248362
  • UPC: 064465124695

Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts (Model Railroader)

Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts (Model

Features 26 innovative model railroad track plans in Z, N, HO, O, and G Scales and fit spaces from 8'x10' to a 20'x20' G Scale garage layout. Based on such interesting prototype lines as Western Maryland - Thomas Subdivision, White Pass & Yukon, Norfolk Southern's Shirley Industrial Park, Chesapeake & Ohio's Chicago Divison, Denver & Rio Grande Western's Craig Branch, Erie/LTV Mining Railroad, Utah Railway, and New York City's Bush Terminal.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890247048

Track Planning for Realistic Operation: Prototype Railroad Concepts for Your Model Railroad (Model Railroader)(3rd Edition)

Track Planning for Realistic Operation: Prototype Railroad Concepts

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.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890242275
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