Make your railroad more true-to-life - and interesting - by adopting realistic operation principles. Covers the history, practice, terminology, and benefits of operating realistically. Guides you through the steps leading to realistic operation, and includes pictorial examples of working model railroads and realistic operating sessions. Contents:
Realistic Models, Realistic Movements, pp. 6-9;
Quick-start Guide to Operation, pp. 10-13;
Basics of Operation, pp. 14-25;
Classification and Staging Yards, pp. 26-39;
Shortcuts to Operation, pp. 40-47;
Forwarding Cars, pp. 48-59;
Moving Trains, pp. 60-71;
Signal Systems, pp. 72-79;
The Operating Session, pp. 80-87;
What Lies Ahead, pp. 88-91;
Appendix, pp. 92-96.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 96 pages, 8.5 x 10.75 x .25 in., 125 Color photographs, 25 B&W photographs, 40 illustrations.