Build Better Toy Train Layout
Build a Better Toy Train Layout
by John Grams and Dick Christianson
Dick Christianson and John Grams offer tips and techniques for building a more realistic and fun toy train layout, compiled over years of observing some of the best toy train layouts ever built. Their wise and easy-to-follow advice on planning, electrical work, trackwork, scenery, and operation is presented with all-new photos from Dick's O gauge layout.
Table of Contents:
2). Planning the Layout: It's all in your head
3). Track Planning: Map your territory
4). Benchwork: Build for the ages?
5). Trackwork: From the paper to the plywood
6). Control/Wiring: ZW or TMCC or DCS?
7). Scenery and Structures: Everyone can be an artist
8). Detailing: Where the fun really begins
9). Rolling Stock: It looks better when it's all the same height
10). Maintenance: Keeping the good times rolling
11). Operation: A brave new toy train world