Kalmbach Track Planning for Realistic Operation
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Kalmbach - Track Planning for Realistic Operation

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Provides step-by-step design techniques and track planning tips to save model railroaders time, money, and headaches. This must-have book also covers aspects of prototype freight and passenger operations, route design, and contemporary railroading.

Author: John Armstrong
Perfect-bound softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 144 pages; 45 black and white photos; 120 illustrations; ISBN: 9780890242278

Introduction to the third edition 4
Section I: Prototype railroad operation 5
1. Loading and unloading products and passengers 6
2. Assembling cars into trains 18
3. Moving trains over the railroad 28
4. Specialized trackage and facilities 44
5. Contemporary railroading 54
Case study: Rationalization and the birth of a regional 64
Storage yards-on purpose? 66
Passengers on two levels 67
Concrete ties?-or steel 70
Section II: Designing a practical model railroad track plan 71
6. Operating reliability through standards 72
7. Layout locations and shapes 84
How big is too big? 86
8. Schematics for satisfying operation 95
9. Developing the main line 109
10. Filling in the details 122
Appendix A: The case history of an HO track plan 129
Appendix B: Examples of operation-oriented pikes 138
Glossary 143
Index 144

Additional Product Information
  • Manufacturer/Brand: Kalmbach
  • Mfg Part #: 12148
  • Choking Hazard - May contain small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
  • Model railroad items are not intended for unsupervised children under 14 years of age.
  • UPC: 9780890242278
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