The LEGO Trains Book

Holger Matthes
Item #69798

Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout with this comprehensive guide to LEGO trains.
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Description

Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout with this comprehensive guide to LEGO trains.  You'll get great advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs.

Inside you'll find:

  • A historical tour of LEGO trains
  • Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss "Crocodile," and a vintage passenger car
  • Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors
  • Advice on advanced building techniques like SNOT (studs not on top), microstriping, creating textures, and making offset connections
  • Case studies of the design process
  • Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designs
Author: Holger Matthes
Size: 9.31" x 9.31"
Pages: 248
Table of Contents
Introduction

Chapter 1: A History of LEGO Trains
Chapter 2: Basic Building Principles
Chapter 3: Designing Your Own Models
Chapter 4: A Case Study in Design
Chapter 5: Building Instructions and Inspiration

Index
Classic Toy Trains Classic Trains Finescale Modeler Garden Railways Model Railroader Trains Magazine Kalmbach Books