For beginning and advanced modelers.
Author: Chris Lane, with H. Lee Riley.
Softcover, 2011, 8.5 x 11, 124 pages, numerous color photographs, 6 in-depth layout plans, an additional 20 plans, all with a detailed list of materials needed for each one.
With E-Z Model Railroads, beginning and advanced modelers can learn how to set up and run a railroad using Bachmann's snap-fit E-Z Track system. From choosing a layout style to wiring and track planning techniques, readers are taken through virtually every step of the design and construction process.
E-Z Model Railroads is for the new model railroader, as well as the more seasoned modeler who would rather run trains than get caught up in the details of intricate track construction. It's also for the railroader who is tired of fantasizing about that "dream layout" and wants to start building. Written by two veteran model railroaders, this book will take each type of modeler step by step through the design and construction of six great layouts using the innovative Bachmann E-Z Track System. Chapters on wiring, weathering and scenery and landscaping round out the presentation.
Actually, several layouts are shown throughout E-Z Model Railroads, with separate chapters on five of them as examples of particular types of railroads, which show the diverse types of layouts that are possible. This can be helpful to the new modeler looking for ideas, as well as the more experienced modeler who might want to change his or her layout.
Clear color photographs, tables, drawings and schematics support the instructional narrative and provide the reader with precise material for building a model railroad. Background material and glossaries, together with materials lists round out the presentation. There is little left to the imagination. Therefore, the reader will have all he or she needs to construct a model railroad that will be a delight and an inspiration!
Table of Contents:
-- Chapter 1 - Getting Started
-- Chapter 2 - Layout Style, Location and Construction
-- Chapter 3 - Wiring Your Layout and Other Electrical Matters
-- Chapter 4 - Track Basics
-- Chapter 5 - Track Planning
-- Chapter 6 - HO Iowa Central
-- Chapter 7 - HO Timesaver: A Switching Puzzle for Shelf or Table-Top Layouts
-- Chapter 8 - HO Pelican Cove Railway
-- Chapter 9 - On30 Midwest Quarry & Mining Company
-- Chapter 10 - HO Northeast Corridor
-- Chapter 11 - HO Cass Scenic Railroad
-- Chapter 12 - Scenery and Landscaping
-- Chapter 13 - Weathering
-- Appendix A - Previously Published Layouts
-- Appendix B - Track Symbols Used in Some Layout Diagrams
-- Appendix C - Additional Advanced E-Z Track Layouts
-- Appendix D - E-Z Track Products