Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling

Tony Koester
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This book provides an entry point for any modeler interested in building a narrow gauge layout. Narrow gauge railroads remain popular among railfans and modelers due to the spectacular mountain scenery in which many operated. Although narrow gauge layouts have a passionate niche following, there are very few books on this subject.
• The book is an overview of prototype narrow gauge railroading as well as available models.
• This is a one-stop book for introducing modelers to the subject of narrow gauge railroading.
• It explains why and where narrow gauge railroads were built, how they operated, what their equipment was like, and why they were abandoned.
Author: Tony Koester
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 96
Color photos: 210
Author Bio
Tony Koester has written 12 books focusing on his lifelong hobby of model railroading. He has been the editor of Model Railroad Planning, a special annual issue of Model Railroader magazine, since its inception in 1995. He is a contributing editor to Model Railroader and served as the editor of Railroad Model Craftsman. Tony is hard at work on a multi-deck HO railroad that accurately depicts the Nickel Plate Road’s St. Louis Division as it appeared in 1954.
Table of Contents

1 An "economical" approach
2 Keys to narrow-gauge modeling
3 Narrow Gauge Circles - west and east
4 Under a big umbrella
5 The Maine lines
6 Modeling in "Xn30"
7 Commercial support
8 Car and train movements
9 Remnants of the narrow-gauge era
10 Narrow-gauge gallery
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