Build Your First Layout

Peter Vassallo
Item #12829

Perfect for building model railroading skills, this compact layout will not take up too much space and does not require a lot of specialty tools to build.
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This all-new how-to book is perfect for anyone getting started in model railroading or looking to build a simple, compact layout. Build Your First Layout features the small, easy to build Northspur & Tiburon Railroad from experienced modeler and Model Railroader author Peter Vassallo. You’ll get step-by-step instructions and all the basic techniques needed to build an operating layout including:

  • Benchwork
  • Tracklaying
  • Scenery
  • Structures
  • And more!
Author: Peter Vassallo
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 96
Author Bio
Peter Vassallo’s Town of Hamlin switching module appeared in Model Railroader. A mechanical engineer, Peter lives in Albany, N.Y. He’s especially interested in small, sectional layouts.
Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - The Northspur & Tiburon RR

Chapter 2 - Benchwork and track

Chapter 3 - Beginning scenery: making a mountain

Chapter 4 - Scenery and structures: Part 1

Chapter 5 - Scenery and structures: Part 2

Chapter 6 - Scenery and structures: Part 3

Chapter 7 - Finishing and operating

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