The all-new material in Introduction to Model Railroading offers beginning modelers a wealth of information. It begins with choosing a place, era and scale to model. Veteran modeler Jeff Wilson also breaks down the basics of planning a layout and building supporting benchwork. The easy-to-follow instructions and abundance of photographs make this the perfect introduction to scale model railroading.
Get clear instructions for basic wiring and electronic control without technical overload. Build scenery and structures that add realism to a layout. Select appropriate scale locomotives and rolling rock.
Getting started, pp. 6-9;
Choosing a scale and theme, pp. 10-15;
Planning a layout, pp. 16-21;
Using tools and glue, pp. 22-26;
Building benchwork, pp. 27-35;
Laying track and roadbed, pp. 36-47;
Wiring a layout, pp.48-57;
Modeling structures, pp. 58-61;
Adding scenery and details, pp. 62-71;
Selecting locomotives, pp. 72-79;
Running rolling stock, pp. 80-89;
Painting and weathering, pp. 90-93;
Manufacturers and suppliers, pg. 94;
About the author, pg. 95.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 96 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 200 color photographs, 96 black & white photographs.