Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders - Second Edition

Jeff Wilson
Item #12479

Get up to speed in trackwork with the one book that focuses solely on proper track installation.
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Don’t get derailed! Get up to speed in trackwork with the one book that focuses solely on proper track installation, Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders, 2nd Edition.

This book shows you how to:
• Lay flextrack
• Handlay track
• Install turnouts and switch machines
• Use all-in-one and other sectional track
• Install subroadbed
• Ballast and detail track
• And much more!

No matter the size or scale of your model railroad, using the techniques in this in-depth guide will set the stage for smooth operation!
Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 88
Color photos: 285
Illustrations: 15
Author Bio
Jeff Wilson has written more than 25 books on railroads and model railroading. He spent 10 years as an associate editor at Model Railroader magazine, and he currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer, contributing articles to Model Railroader and other magazines. He enjoys many facets of the hobby, especially building structures and detailing locomotives, as well as photographing both real and model railroads.
Table of Contents

1 Prototype track

2 Model track basics

3 Roadbed

4 Sectional track

5 Laying flextrack

6 Laying turnouts

7 Controlling turnouts

8 Crossings and other special trackwork

9 Handlaying track

8 Detailing, painting, and ballasting track

List of manufacturers
Classic Toy Trains Classic Trains Finescale Modeler Garden Railways Model Railroader Trains Magazine Kalmbach Books