My Library - Railroading Books - Track Planning for Realistic Operation

Edition: Third

Author: John Armstrong

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Published: 1998

ISBN: 0-89024-227-5

Pages: 144

This book covers how to create the track plan for your model railroad so that it yields the most satisfying result possible, given what you want and what you can achieve with your restrictions. The first part covers prototype information, while the second part focuses on how to translate that into the model world.

ChapterPageTitle / Description
4Introduction to the Third Edition
16Loading and Unloading Products and Passengers
218Assembling Cars into Trains
328Moving Trains over the Railroad
444Specialized Trackage and Facilities
554Contemporary Railroading
672Operating Reliability Through Standards
784Layout Locations and Shapes
895Schematics for Satisfying Operation
9109Developing the Main Line
10122Filling in the Details
Appendix A129The Case History for an HO Track Plan
Appendix B138Examples of Operation-oriented Pikes