Building and Operating a Realistic Model Railway - A Guide to Running a Layout Like an Actual Railway
|INSIDE:||258 colour photographs|
This informative book provides a step-by-step account of the construction, from scratch, of a model railway called Dovedale. The model is operated like a real modern railway and was built entirely by the author within a strict low budget, using, wherever possible, recycled materials.
Some model railways are operated somewhat chaotically and are characterized by frequent derailments and locomotives that stop arbitrarily. If you wish to move away from this kind of layout and construct a model railway that operates realistically and reflects more closely the way that railways actually work, then this is the book for you. Whilst constantly emphasizing realistic operation, the book covers layout planning and construction, controllers, point motors, power supply, cables and connectors, ways of operating traffic flows, signalling, track droppers, control panels and wiring, control and interlocking, lighting, sequence and block bells, the use of closed circuit television, and much more.
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" I can think of several people who I would recommend this book to especially those interested in diesels and the modern image scene. I would also recommend this book to anyone - like me - who is starting a layout. "
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Reviewed By: Gauge O Guild Gazette