Track and Track Laying in Railway Modelling

Brian Taylor
Planning, designing and laying the track for a model railway layout can be challenging, especially if you have never done it before. This book provides a step-by-step guide to the techniques required and methods used in track design and layout. With content suitable for those who are new to the hobby through to the more experienced modeller, and some 200 images, it includes: an overview of the various forces that act on prototype railways and which determine the design of trackwork. The planning and designing of layouts, including the pros and cons of different domestic locations are covered along with baseboard construction for both portable and permanent layouts. There is a review of the track systems available and how to lay tracks, the tools and skills required, and problem solving. Wiring up both analogue (DC) and digital layouts (DCC), with diagrams are given and scales and gauges are discussed. Finally, there are hints and tips on ballasting and weathering track.
Track and Track Laying in Railway Modelling by Brian Taylor

About the author

Brian Taylor’s fascination for model railways began when he was six years old, and he eventually became a professional model maker specializing in model railways. Brian was the Master Modelmaker in the Discovery Channel’s television series Model Town, showing the construction of a large model railway layout. Earlier in his career he was a graphic designer/illustrator, and he has produced the illustrations for this book. 

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