Getting Started in Garden Railroading: Build the Railroad of Your Dreams... in Your Own Backyard

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Krause Publications, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 159 pages
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Designed for model-train enthusiasts, this guide provides step-by-step instructions for the construction and operation of a garden railroad. The book features tips and shortcuts, miniature landscaping techniques, lists of related Internet sites, and appendices for manufacturers and suppliers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about garden railroading
12
All About Garden Railroad Scales and Gauges
17
Creating a Theme For Your Garden Railroad
24
Large Scale Locomotives
30
Large Scale Rolling Stock
42
Track and Turnouts For Garden Railroads
51
Power and Control Systems For Large Scale Trains
63
Garden Layout Construction Techniques
88
Landscaping and Accessories For Garden Railroads
112
Maintenance Tips For Garden Railroaders
126
Steam In Your Garden
131
Appendix A
138
Appendix B
147
Appendix C
152
Appendix D
157

Garden Layout Planning and Site Preparation
72

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