While you seek realism in their layouts, the process can often be time-consuming. Model Railroading from Prototype to Layout shows how to capture the flavor of a real railroad without getting sidetracked by detail. Using Tony Koester's expert advice before and during construction of a layout, modelers can sharpen their focus, saving time, money, and even space. Topics include choosing a prototype, setting the time period, planning structures and scenes, selecting locomotives and rolling stock, designing the layout, and planning rail operations.
• A great reference book to guide and inspire modelers of all levels
• Shows how to take signature elements of a railroad and adapt them to one's own layout
• Written conversationally by one of the most respected names in model railroading
Author: Tony Koester
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 25 black and white photos; 200 color photos