25th Anniversary Benchmark Publications Edition. This project originally appeared as a series of articles in MODEL RAILROADER magazine, and was first published as a book in 1984. That edition has been out for print for more than a decade. In this Silver Anniversary Benchmark Publications' Edition, author and artist Malcolm Furlow again shows you how to build your own version of the HOn3 San Juan Central. A new chapter tells what has happened to the railroad and its builder in the past 25 years.
This book describes how its author, Malcolm Furlow, built the San Juan Central, an HOn3 model railroad. Malcolm described building this layout in a nine-part series of articles in MODEL RAILROADER magazine (November 1983 to August 1984). These articles were re-published by Kalmbach Books in 1984-as the softbound HO Narrow Gauge Railroad You Can Build. The book went through three printings by Kalmbach over the next seven years.
Now, 25 years after the first printing, this Silver Anniversary Edition has been produced by Benchmark Publications, Ltd., publishers of the NARROW GAUGE AND SHORT LINE GAZETTE magazine.
While the text, drawings, and photographs of the original book have been faithfully reproduced, the front and back covers are new, as is this introduction, and a chapter about the many activities of Malcolm after he built the San Juan Central-and what happened to it.
Ch. 1: Ride the San Juan Central, pp. 2-11;
Ch. 2: Bench work for the San Juan Central, pp. 12-17;
Ch. 3: Track for the San Juan Central, pp. 18-23;
Ch. 4: Wiring for the San Juan Central, pp. 24-27;
Ch. 5: Scenery for the San Juan Central, pp. 28-35;
Ch. 6: Structures for the San Juan Central, pp. 36-43;
Ch. 7: Bridges for the San Juan Central, pp. 44-49;
Ch. 8: Locomotives and cars for the San Juan Central, pp. 50-53;
Ch. 9: Operation on the San Juan Central, pp. 54-57;
Acknowledgments, Dedication and Suppliers addresses, pp. 58-64.
Benchmark Publications, softcover, 64 pages, Black-and-White and Color photographs and illustrations.