Compact Layout Design helps model railroaders integrate all aspects of layout design for compact spaces into one process from benchwork to budgeting.
Author Iain Rice presents the material in a practical, conversational tone and aids understanding with his beautiful hand-drawn track plans. The book provides ideas and inspiration to efficiently plan for people, trains, and space.
Introduction, pp. 4-5;
The compact layout, pp. 6-12;
Design techniques for compact layouts, pp. 13-25;
Designing for operation, pp. 26-33;
Practical design for compact spaces, pp. 34-44;
Asphodel & Southern (HO scale), pp. 45-50;
New Hampshire Northern (HO scale), pp. 51-56;
Crossville (HO scale), pp. 57-62;
Fort Boyd (HO scale), pp. 63-68;
Bridgehampton (N scale), pp. 69-76;
Black Creek & Buda (HO scale), pp. 77-83;
Duwamish Belt (N scale), pp. 84-89;
Pandora Junction (On30 scale), pp. 90-95;
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 96 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 60 Color photographs, color illustrations.