Build a Better Toy Train Layout

John Grams and Dick Christianson
Item #10-8803

Tips and techniques for building a more realistic and fun toy train layout.
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Dick Christianson and John Grams offer tips and techniques for building a more realistic and fun toy train layout, compiled over years of observing some of the best toy train layouts ever built. Their wise and easy-to-follow advice on planning, electrical work, trackwork, scenery, and operation is presented with all-new photos from Dick's O gauge layout.
Author: John Grams and Dick Christianson
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 80
Color photos: 150
Illustrations: 6
Author Bio
Dick Christianson, founding editor of Classic Toy Trains Magazine and former editor-in-chief of Kalmbach Books, and John Grams, veteran book author and frequent Classic Toy Trains contributor
Table of Contents
4  Introduction

7  Planning the Layout: It's all in your head
11  Track Planning: Map your territory
17  Benchwork: Build for the ages?
23  Trackwork: From the paper to the plywood
31  Control/Wiring: ZW or TMCC or DCS?
45  Scenery and Structures: Everyone can be an artist
55  Detailing: Where the fun really begins
63  Rolling Stock: It looks better when it's all the same height
69  Maintenance: Keeping the good times rolling
73  Operation: A brave new toy train world

80  Suppliers
Classic Toy Trains Classic Trains Finescale Modeler Garden Railways Model Railroader Trains Magazine Kalmbach Books