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.
Contents: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.