Beginner's Guide to Locomotives & Rolling Stock

Cody Grivno
Item #12800

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Keeping locomotives in good condition is critical to smooth operation on a model railroad. In the newest Essentials Series book by Cody Grivno, Beginner’s Guide to Locomotives and Rolling Stock, modelers will learn:

• How to choose, buy, and maintain locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars with a focus on HO and N scales.
• How to perform basic maintenance and simple upgrades using detail parts, new couplers and new wheels.
• The basics about steam and diesel locomotives and freight cars.
Author: Cody Grivno
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 96
Color photos: 225
Author Bio
Cody Grivno, host of "Cody's Office" on, is an associate editor with Model Railroader magazine. A native of Crookston, MN, Cody has been interested in trains as long as he can remember.
Table of Contents
1. How real locomotives (steam/diesel) work
2. How model locomotives work
3. Maintaining and detailing model locomotives
4. Prototype freight car guide
5. Types of model freight cars (RTR, kits, plastic, resin, wood)
6. Upgrading and detailing model freight cars
7. Guide to prototype couplers
8. Guide to available model couplers
9. Replacing and upgrading couplers on models
10. Guide to prototype locomotive and freight car wheels
11. Upgrading, adjusting, and detailing wheels on models
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