Two experienced authors bring model railroaders easy-to-follow advice on creating a more realistic and enjoyable operating layout. His layout planning, electrical, trackwork, scenery and structure, and operating tips and techniques are depicted through all-new model photographs captured on his O gauge LL/ATSF layout.
Introduction, pp. 4-6;
Planning the Layout: It's all in your head, pp. 7-10;
Track Planning: Map your territory, pp. 11-16;
Benchwork: Built for the ages?, pp. 17-22;
Trackwork: From the paper to the plywood, pp. 23-30;
Control/Wiring: ZW or TMCC or DCS:, pp. 31-44;
Scenery and Structures: Everyone can be an artist, pp. 45-54;
Detailing: Where the fun really begins, pp. 55-62;
Rolling Stock: It looks better when it's all the same height, pp. 63-68;
Maintenance: Keeping the good times rolling, pp. 69-72;
Operation: A brave new toy train world, pp. 73-79;
Suppliers, pg. 80.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 80 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 150 Color photographs, 6 illustrations.