Getting Started in Garden Railroading: Build the railroad of your dreams...in your own backyard!
Getting Started in Garden Railroading Here's your invitation to get started in a great hobby that's fun for the entire family. Large Scale trains are big, rugged, durable, and colorful - designed for safe and reliable operations both indoors and outdoors. When you combine model railroading with the real-life environment of a vibrant, growing garden, you'll discover a whole new world of creative opportunities, challenges, and enjoyment to fill your all-important leisure hours. This book provides all the step-by-step guidance needed to get started in this fascinating pastime. Among other things, you'll find: Details of procedures for planning, constructing, powering, landscaping, operating, and maintaining a complete garden railroad. More than 200 full-color photos of products construction techniques, and inspiring examples of what can actually be achieved in garden railroading. The most comprehensive listings of manufactures, suppliers, clubs, publications, print and video references, and Internet Web site addresses ever published in a model railroading handbook. Answers to the most frequently asked questions about what it takes to get started in this diverse and affordable hobby. Tips and techniques provide by experienced garden railroaders from around the world. Garden railroading: A great hobby for all seasons, and for all the right reasons!
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All About Garden Railroad Scales and Gauges
Creating a Theme For Your Garden Railroad
Large Scale Locomotives
Large Scale Rolling Stock
Track and Turnouts For Garden Railroads
Power and Control Systems For Large Scale Trains
Garden Layout Construction Techniques
Landscaping and Accessories For Garden Railroads
Maintenance Tips For Garden Railroaders
Steam In Your Garden
Garden Layout Planning and Site Preparation
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