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With so many books available at your local hobby shop, (We entered more than 70 into this list with our first compilation) weeding out the useful ones from the duds can be a daunting task.  It is our hope that you will be able to use this area to find the types of information that your interested in.

7 Quick Tips to Get You Started on Model Railroad - How to be an advanced Model Railroader faster
By Nate Smith

In "7 Quick Tips to Get You Started on Model Railroad" you will learn that the greatest hobby in the world isn't that complicated. The reality is that by making some careful choices you be on the fast track to achieve some pretty amazing things in Model Railroad.

Minimalist Model Railroading: Capturing the Essence of Railroading
by Jim Spavins

Why do we build model railroads? The answer is to capture some piece of the essence of railroading. The design of a model railroad should be relentlessly focused on this goal. The number of trains, the amount of track, the volume of scenery, the quantity of buildings is not the important design metric the only thing that is important is that you have enough of each to fulfill the goal of re-creating some part of the railroad experience. Above all, a satisfying model railroad design should meet your building or operating desires and conform to your resources of time, space, money, and skills. Inside this book you will discover a fresh perspective on the process of model railroad design. There are seven complete layouts where the philosophy of minimalist model railroading is discussed in great detail along with numerous other design ideas which can be applied to creating your next model railroad.

How to Build Model Railroad Benchwork, Second Edition
by Linn H. Westcott

Demonstrates how to plan and build the basic framework to support layouts of any size, shape or gauge.

Realistic Model Railroad Operation: How to Run Your Trains Like the Real Thing
by Tony Koester

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.

Model Railroading With John Allen: The Story of the Fabulous HO Scale Gorre & Daphetid Railroad
by Linn H. Westcott

Is there a railroader in your life? While designed for the model railroader, much information is given in and easy to read format with detailed photos that everyone will enjoy!



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