Model Railroader's Guide to Mountain Railroading

Tony Koester
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Mountain railroading is an appealing theme that crosses many regions and all eras.
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With its dramatic scenery and challenging operations, mountain railroading is an appealing theme that crosses many regions and all eras. Respected author Tony Koester offers insight into layout and track planning, and compares narrow gauge with standard gauge railroads. Essential advice on achieving realistic mountain operation is included, along with tips for working relevant scenery into the layout.
Author: Tony Koester
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 96
Color photos: 150
Author Bio
Tony Koester has written a half-dozen books focusing on his life-long hobby of model railroading. Tony is the editor of Model Railroad Planning, a special annual issue of Model Railroader magazine, as well as a contributing editor to MR. He writes MR’s popular Trains of Thought column and has written numerous feature articles for MR. He also served as the editor of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine until 1981. Tony spent a quarter of a century designing, building, and with his friends, operating a freelanced coal-hauling HO railroad, the Allegheny Midland (the Midland Road). More recently, he has been hard at work on a multi-deck HO layout that accurately depicts the Nickel Plate Road’s St. Louis Division as it appeared in 1954.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Siren Song of Railroading in the Mountains

Chapter 1: Mountain Railroading Magic
Chapter 2: Slim- vs. Standard-Gauge Railroads
Chapter 3: Mountain Railroading Pros and Cons
Chapter 4: Signature Characteristics
Chapter 5: Motive Power Equal to the Task
Chapter 6: Design Tips for a Mountain Railroad
Chapter 7: Operating a Mountain Railroad
Chapter 8: Mountain Railroading Sampler

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