Layout Plans for Toy Trains

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Kalmbach Publishing, Co., Sep 1, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 71 pages
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These simple, tabletop plans feature O gauge sectional track and are perfect for small or medium-sized first layouts. Each plan includes construction details and a complete list of the components required to build the layout. From the pages of Classic Toy Trains magazine.
 

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If you are interested in O-Scale layouts from 4'x8' small and simple to large and complex (12' x 32'), this book is a great small compendium both of interesting designs and tips for successful layout construction. It is well illustrated and very practical.
But, buyer beware... there are curious errors... I did a detailed study of John Long's 'Tinplate Central' layout included. The article claims that the layout is an O-32 layout and lists O-32 track segments required. But the layout is clearly an O-27 layout and a careful look at the measurements on the layout page show curve radii of 13.5 inches. That major error slipped by the editors both of the original article as well as the reviewers of the articles chosen to be included in the book.
- Markus Robinson, Tunkhannock, PA
 

Contents

Build a layout to run your toy trains
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Build a layout with traditional Lionel track
14
Simplicity is the virtue of this 027 plan
20
A layout based on a 1949 Lionel classic
32
A big yard to play in and much more
50
A postwar dream layout is brought to life
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Lionel ruled John Andersons postwar layouts
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