HO Railroad from Set to Scenery

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Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 1995 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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Turn a basic HO train set into a complete 4 x 8 layout in eight easy steps! Includes instructions on constructing benchwork, laying track, constructing scenery, and more.

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This useful, brief introduction is designed to lead first-time builders through the big step of converting a model train set to a scale-model railroad. Read full review


Getting Started in Model Railroading
Starting the Layout
Adding Spur Tracks and a Yard
Adding a Second Main Line for TwoTrain Operation
Building a Mountain and Tunnel
Building the Town of Callahan
Build a Creek
Adding On to the Callahan Central
Build a Better Control Panel

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About the author (1995)

David Chong has authored and contributed to numerous strategy guides across a wide variety of genres and platforms, including "Crimson Skies: Sybex Official Strategies & Secrets." His first time behind the controls of a locomotive was aboard an F-40 at the age of 8, and he's had the bug ever since.

Rick Selby works for Microsoft as a Program Manager in Training and Certification. His lifelong interest in railroads led him to offer his services as a subject matter consultant for "Train Simulator," Rick has written how-to books, as well as magazine articles and a monthly column for "Model Railroader Magazine," He has numerous hours "in the cab" of diesel locomotives from various railroads.

Richard Wayne Smith was the lead designer for the original SEGA Genesis "Triple Play Baseball" at Electronic Arts Canada. Rick left EAC when his friend, Chris Taylor, formed Cavedog Entertainment. At Cavedog Rick was an assistant designer for "Total Annihilation" and later designed "TA: Battle Tactics," Currently Rick is teaching C++ programming at the Center for Digital Imaging and Sound.

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