Model Railroading with M.T.H. Electric Trains

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Krause Publications, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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The model railroad empire of MTH Electric Trains continues to steam ahead and revolutionize the O gauge electric train market with its innovative product lines, helping to make O gauge the fastest growing segment in model railroading. This is the first operator's handbook devoted to MTH's unique features and characteristics, including the new MTH Digital Control System.

Model railroaders can easily construct a complete MTH railroad with the detailed step-by-step instructions in this full-color reference. Thorough coverage of MTH operating systems and related components helps enthusiasts choose the right layout.

Includes an overview of the MTH Premier line and RailKing locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories plus a review of the RealTrax track system and the features and operations of ProtoSounds, Loco-Sound, and MTH conventional, infrared, and digital control systems. It also covers computer track planning software, layout construction, wiring and electrical components, scenery construction, equipment maintenance, and operations.
-- First operator's handbook devoted to MTH Electric Trains' unique features and characteristics
-- Features step-by-step construction of a complete railroad layout from the ground up
-- Overviews MTH Electric Trains' components and control systems

 

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Contents

Foreword
4
Introduction
5
History of MTH Electric Trains
9
Planning Your Model Railroad
16
Designing Track Plans Using RRTrack Layout Design Software
27
Constructing a Table for Your Model Railroad Layout
43
Track Laying and Backdrop Construction
52
Creating Realistic Scenery
61
A Dream LayoutTony Lashs Spectacular MTH Layout
122
APPENDIX 1
132
APPENDIX 2
133
APPENDIX 3
134
APPENDIX 4
135
APPENDIX 5
139
APPENDIX 6
140
APPENDIX 7
141

Train Control With the MTH Digital Command System DCS
80
Detailing Your MTH Layout
100
The Dispatcher Game
109
Bibliography
142
Index
143
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