Lionel FasTrack Model Railroads: The Easy Way to Build a Realistic Lionel Layout

Front Cover
MBI Publishing Company, Sep 18, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
0 Reviews

As model railroaders began demanding ever-greater realism, Lionel responded in 2004 with its FasTrack system featuring an integrated roadbed, scale-sized ties, and a less-obvious center rail. Veteran hobby author Bob Schleicher follows up his The Lionel FasTrack Book with a closer, more detailed look at Lionel’s revolutionary O-gauge system. This guide gives enthusiasts a deeper sense of how to take advantage of the FasTrack’s ease of use and unprecedented realism in large-scale model railroading. The book includes 150 color photos and track diagrams for 10 scenicked FasTrack layouts ranging from 6x6-foot tabletop models to an 11x30-foot scale-size empire. Schleicher also provides instructions for building tables to support the layouts, advice for creating both rural and urban scenery, and an appendix of recommended suppliers.   

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 1 Lionel FasTrack Layouts
7
Chapter 2 Block Wiring Lionel TrainMaster Command Control and Lionel Legacy Control System
13
Chapter 3 Simple Tables for FasTrack
19
Chapter 4 Bridges
25
Chapter 5 Creating Mountains Valleys Streams and Lakes
35
Chapter 6 The City as Scenery
53
Chapter 7 Portable and Modular FasTrack Model Railroads
73
Chapter 8 MainLine TwoTrain 5x9 Layout
81
Chapter 11 Gary Ruperts 8x14 Layout
103
Chapter 12 Les Kushners 12x12 ThreeLevel Layout
111
Chapter 13 Bill Langsdorfs 14x16 Lionel Legacy Control System Layout
123
Chapter 14 Mark Cavalieres 16x21 Appalachian Empire
129
Chapter 15 Doug Wallers 9x12 Mountain Layout
141
Chapter 16 Vito Glimcos 12x16 TwoLevel Line
147
Chapter 17 Peter Perrys 11x30 Layout
153
Hobby Manufacturers
158

Chapter 9 Doug Wallers 6x12 Layout
87
Chapter 10 Michael Fritschies 8x12 Layout
95

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Robert Schleicher is a veteran hobby industry writer and publisher with dozens of books to his credit. His MBI titles include The Big Book of Lionel, The Lionel FasTrack Book, and The Lionel Legend, among others. He lives in Niwot, Colorado.

Bibliographic information