This is the one-source guide modelers need to learn to install trackwork properly for smooth operation in any scale. This updated edition showcases the newest products, current manufacturers, and the latest techniques, including how to lay flextrack, how to install turnouts and switch machines, how to install roadbed, how to ballast and detail track, and much more.
• The only book available focusing solely on trackwork
• Includes updated photos and information, plus a new chapter on prototype track
• Presents additional information on handlaying track, including turnouts
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One of the most important elements of any model railroad is reliable trackwork. Jeff Wilson provides a wealth of information and tips on this subject in Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders Second Edition. This new revised second edition is now available and helps hobbyists get up to speed on the latest advancements in trackwork with this new book focusing solely on proper track installation. Updated with recent products and techniques, this softbound 87-page release shows you how to lay flextrack, hand-lay track, install turnouts and switch machines, use all-in-one roadbed sectional track, install subroadbed, and ballasting and detailing track.
Regardless of the size or scale of your model railroad, using author Jeff Wilson's techniques presented in this in-depth guide will help set the stage for smooth operation.
-Model Railroad News
Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders appears in its second edition to provide a narrowed focus on track installation, and is a recommended pick designed to profile the latest products, manufacturers, and techniques for laying flextrack, Handlay track and more. From installing turnouts to using techniques for smooth operations, this is a solid reference model railroaders will find invaluable, packed with large-size step-by-step color photos covering installation methods and leaving nothing to guesswork.
-The Midwest Book Review