Realistic Model Railroad Design: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Unique Operating Layout

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Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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Using photos, illustrations, and a straightforward style, notable Model Railroader author Tony Koester shows you how to make creative, plausible choices for the concept and construction of your next model railroad. Covers developing a model railroad theme, choosing a scale, integrating signature design elements and much more. Complements Realistic Model Railroad Operation.
  

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Tony Koester does it again. This companion book to his first , Realistic Operation, starts well and keeps on going. Whether you model a real (Prototype) or freelanced layout, you'll get great ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
4
Prototype modeling
13
Plausibility
21
Considerations of time
28
Image and graphics
35
Creating a roster
48
the visible parts
67
and the invisible parts
79
Construction and maintenance
86
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About the author (2004)

Tony Koester has written nine books focusing on his lifelong hobby of model railroading. He has been the editor of Model Railroad Planning, a special annual issue of Model Railroader magazine, since its inception in 1995. He is a contributing editor to MR and served as the editor of Railroad Model Craftsman. Tony is hard at work on a multi-deck HO railroad that accurately depicts the Nickel Plate Road's St. Louis Division as it appeared in 1954.

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