Planning Your Model Railroad

Tony Koester
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Tony Koester tells you everything you’ll want to consider before starting your layout.

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Planning Your Model Railroad is a new book by Tony Koester that tells you everything you’ll want to consider before starting a layout. This conversational, idea-driven book shows you your options when planning a layout. It expansively covers key topics including:

•    Choosing a railroad and scale.
•    Finding prototypes that match modeler interest.
•    Narrowing focus to make efficient decisions.

Author: Tony Koester
Size: 8.25x10.75
Pages: 96
Color photos: 200
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 MR 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. Defining and refining objectives
2. Basics of layout design
3. Understanding realistic operation
4. Animation
5. Graphic standards (railroad paint schemes and structure colors)
6. Timelines/choosing an era
7. Kits, kitbashing and scratchbuilding
8. Considerations of plausibility
9. Geographic characteristics/modeling a region/scene
10. Construction and maintenance
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