Building a Sectional Layout

Pelle Søeborg
Item #12803

If you’re thinking about modeling a layout that will be easy to move, Pelle Søeborg offers how-to advice for building sectional benchwork, laying track, and much more!
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Well-known author and modeling expert, Pelle Søeborg, introduces the sectional model railroad layout in his all-new book, Building a Sectional Layout. If you’re building for a specific spot  in your overall layout, Pelle offers how-to advice for modeling sections, building benchwork, and laying track.

Using his Midwest layout, Pelle shares new techniques that can be applied to both sectional and stationary layouts, from design to final details. His addition of a grain elevator demonstrates why every layout should have a "signature" structure — a "wow" factor.  

The book covers:

  • Planning and designing a sectional layout.
  • Building benchwork and laying track.
  • How-to advice for creating realistic scenery and structures (a bridge, farm fields, streets, highways, and more). 
  • The importance of building a "signature" structure, using Pelle's grain elevator as an example.
Author: Pelle Søeborg
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 96
Color photos: 450
Author Bio
Pelle K. Søeborg, a Danish resident, runs his own graphic design business. In the early 1990s, several Model Railroader magazines caught his attention, and he has been a model railroader ever since. A trip to the United States in 1992 added to his interest in modeling United States prototypes. In 2006, Mountain to Desert, a book about his home layout was published. He has written two other books, Done in a Day and Essential Model Railroad Scenery Techniques, for Kalmbach Books. Pelle has also written a number of articles for Model Railroader magazine throughout the years and has provided photos for model train calendars and Woodland Scenics and Walthers catalogues.
Table of Contents
UP’s Daneburg Subdivision:
a sectional layout with atmosphere    4
It all starts with the benchwork    22
Laying the track    26
Adding a photo backdrop    34
Creating a rural scene    38
Building a bridge scene    50
Constructing realistic streets and highways    64
Modeling a Midwestern town    72
Building a signature structure    78
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