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The Wonderful World of Model Trains: A Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Model Railways and Creating Stunning Sceneries & Layouts

The Wonderful World of Model Trains: A Beginners Guide to Building Your Own Model Railways and Creating Stunning Sceneries & Layouts
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  • Seller:Amazon.com
  • Sales Rank:413,710
  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:126
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.29
  • Dimensions (in):5 x 0.3 x 8
  • Publication Date:March 6, 2014
  • MPN:black & white illustrations
  • ISBN:1496158911
  • EAN:9781496158918
  • ASIN:1496158911
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Synopsis

There's a nostalgia associated with model trains and railroading -- even if it's unspoken. Railroads take us back to an earlier era. A more basic time. When spending a week or more on a train was seen as a luxury -- an event in itself -- not at as merely a mode of transportation.

You've probably already scouted some model railroad shows. You've no doubt recognized the camaraderie and the passion these folks have. And yes, you're interested in becoming a part of that.

"The Wonderful World of Model Trains" will help you do just that! It's a comprehensive guide to model railroading written for someone who is new to this hobby, starting with some basic "train knowledge" & terminologies, and continuing on to the more detailed aspects of the hobby.

And yes, this hobby can indeed get quite detailed. And that tends to be intimidating to some people. The beauty of this hobby is that you can get involved at just the level you care too. You'll discover that every model railroader is in it for the love of the trains and the history. The vast majority of us are not out to make a fast buck from our interests.

Here's some of the things you'll learn in "The Wonderful World of Model Trains":

    - How to create stunning terrain in your scenery with these 3 simple techniques...

    - Different scales, gauges, standards in the world of model railroading and what they all mean...

    - 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to build your own benchwork...

    - WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to wiring...

    - A pennies on the dollar approach to finding model train parts...

    - How to avoid derailing problems...

    - 3 proven steps to running multiple trains on one track...

    - 6 time tested and proven strategies for laying out train tracks...

    - When to add onto your set with locomotives and rolling stock...

    - 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for building the best layouts for your scenery...

    - How to do general maintenance on your model trains and tracks...

    - And much more...


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