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Track Planning for Realistic Operation

 

Edition:

Third

Author:

John Armstrong

Publisher:

Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Published:

1998

ISBN:

0-89024-227-5

Pages:

144

Type:

softbound

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.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

4

Introduction to the Third Edition

1

6

Loading and Unloading Products and Passengers

2

18

Assembling Cars into Trains

3

28

Moving Trains over the Railroad

4

44

Specialized Trackage and Facilities

5

54

Contemporary Railroading

6

72

Operating Reliability Through Standards

7

84

Layout Locations and Shapes

8

95

Schematics for Satisfying Operation

9

109

Developing the Main Line

10

122

Filling in the Details

Appendix A

129

The Case History for an HO Track Plan

Appendix B

138

Examples of Operation-oriented Pikes

143

Glossary

144

Index