Build Better Toy Train Layout

Kalmbach Publishing


10-8803 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: 1). Introduction 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