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Basic Model Railroading :
Getting Started in the Hobby

From the basics of tracklaying, wiring, and maintaining locomotives to the finer points of scenery building, painting, weathering, and detailing models, every aspect of modeling is presented in this up-to-date reference. Packed with simple tips and techniquies and instructions for building a basic 4 x 8 foot HO scale layout with scenery.

Greenburgs American Flyer Pocket Price Guide 1946 2005

Provides collectors with current market prices for American Flyer trains produced between 1946 and 2005. Includes a brief description of each item with production date and significant variations. Pricing information is provided for items in good or excellent condition.

Includes prices for other prominent S gauge...

Playing with Trains : A Passion Beyond Scale

Why do grown men play with trains? Is it a primal attachment to childhood, nostalgia for the lost age of rail travel, or the stuff of flat-out obsession? In this delightful and unprecedented book, Grand Prix legend Sam Posey tracks those who share his “passion beyond scale” and discovers a wonderfully strange and vital culture.

Posey’s first layout, wired by his mother in the years just after the Second World War, was, as he writes in his Introduction, “a miniature universe which I could operate on my own. Speed and control: I was fascinated by both, as well as by the way they were inextricably bound together.” Eventually, when Posey’s son was born, he was convinced that building him a basement layout would be the highest expression of fatherhood. Sixteen years and thousands of hours later, this project, “the outgrowth of chance meetings, unexpected friendships, mistakes, illness, latent ambitions, and sheer luck” was completed. But for Posey, the creation of his HO-scale masterpiece based on the historic Colorado Midland, was just the beginning.

In Playing with Trains, Sam Posey ventures well beyond the borders of his layout in northwestern Connecticut, to find out what makes the top modelers tick. He expects...

The Model Railroader's Guide to Freight Yards (Model Railroader Books)

HO and N scale illustrations and prototype and layout photos introduce modelers to the principles of designing, constructing and operating a realistic freight yard. Covers the operations of a prototype freight yard, including receiving, classifying, cleaning, and more; outlines the basic structures;...

The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide To Owning And Running Americas Favorite Toy Trains

In 1900, Joshua Lionel Cowen invented his first toy electric train, and within a few short years Lionel layouts became a part of American living rooms at Christmastime. In this officially licensed guide, veteran hobby industry writer Robert Schleicher presents an illustrated treasury of practical...

The Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks (Model Railroader Books)

Model Railroader's Guide to Freight Cars

Freight cars are the backbone of any railroad -- in the real world or on your operating layout. Get a brief history of each type of North American freight car, then learn how car designs have changed from WWI to the present. Includes techniques for modeling realistic rolling stock in any scale.

Realistic Model Railroad Building Blocks

Realistic Model Railroad Design: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Unique Operating Layout (Model Railroader)

How to Build & Detail Model Railroad Scenes (Model Railroader Books)

This practical, photo-driven guide covers the principles and techniques of designing and constructing detailed, realistic model railroad scenes. The various projects include structure, scenery, and detailing techniques for both urban and rural settings. It's the essential information modelers need...

 Greenberg's Guide Lionel Trains 2005
Pocket Price Guide

Includes a brief description of each item with production date and significant variations. Pricing information is provided for numerically listed items in good, excellent, or new condition. Features the hobby’s most accurate pricing data, compiling information from numerous sources around the country. Offers tips about how and where to buy toy trains, and insuring your collection

Covers Lionel’s OO, O, Standard, and 2-7/8" gauge and large scale trains. Photo section features significant new products. Features a convenient, lay-flat binding.

Standard Catalog Of Lionel Trains 1945-1969
Electric train enthusiasts won't find a more comprehensive listing for the Postwar Era (1945-1969), the ?golden age? of Lionel Trains. Each locomotive, car, accessory and catalog produced during this time is carefully documented with detailed descriptions and vibrant full-color photographs ? over 800 in all.

Collectors will be able to accurately date and find values for their Lionel trains from this great period and also learn the history behind the company that produced the popular collectibles. Additional sections include instructions on operating the classic trains, as well as how to repair minor damage and keep collections sparkling. Lionel enthusiasts and collectors won?t want to go without this unique reference.

Track Planning for Realistic Operation: Prototype Railroad Concepts for Your Model Railroad
Model Railroader

Provides step-by-step design techniques and track planning tips to save model railroaders time, money, and headaches. This must-have book also covers aspects of prototype freight and passenger operations, route design, and contemporary railroading.

DCC Made Easy :
Digital Command Control for Your Model Railroad
Model Railroader Books

Easy Model Railroad Wiring
A must-have reference for every level modeler, with easy and reliable layout wiring techniques. Everything a modeler needs to know about wiring a permanent layout is covered in this how-to guide. Includes the essential techniques needed to wire a two-rail, DC-powered layout of any size or complexity. Each chapter includes photos, illustrations, and detailed schematices. Modelers have been asking for it! Features a chaper on Command Control and introduces the basics of Digital Command control (DCC). The only comprehensive book offering fundamental wiring skills and techniques. Written by well-known hobby author, Andy Sperandeo, editor of MODEL RAILROADER Magazine.

How to Build Model Railroad Benchwork
Demonstrates how to plan and build the basic framework to support layouts of any size, shape or gauge.

48 Top Notch Track Plans
From Model Railroader Magazine
Model Railroad Handbook, No 39

These outstanding track plans are designed to work in any amount of space or scale preference, including HO (HOn21/2 and HOn3), O, S, N, and Z scale. Includes photographs, diagrams and materials listed for plans ranging from small modules to room-size layouts from MODEL RAILROADER Magazine.

 Greenberg's Pocket Price Guide :
Lionel Trains 1901-2000
(Greenburg's Pocket Price Guide Lionel Trains)

Beginner's Guide to Repairing Lionel Trains

Greenberg's Repair and Operating Manual for
Lionel Trains, 1945-1969

N Scale Model Railroading :
Getting Started in the Hobby

The Ho Model Railroading Handbook

Ho Railroad from Start to Finish
(Model Railroad Handbook, No 36)

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