Kalmbach Books Trackwork for Toy Trains
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Essential Guide to O Gauge Track
Nothing characterizes a toy train layout like its three-rail trackwork, and nothing is more important to a toy train operator's enjoyment. This essential guide addresses O gauge trackwork from nearly all of today's major manufacturers. The author provides an overview of the various lines of sectional and flexible track, then demonstrates with the step-by-step photography the basic techniques for cutting, bending, wiring, and layout installation. Also includes tips and tricks for working with special trackwork, such as switches, crossings, and accessory activation sections.
- Pages: 96
- Color photos: 200
Introduction O GAUGE TRACK BASICS Chapter One: The many shapes of toy train track Chapter Two: A hundred-year-old design SECTIONAL TRACK FOR TRAIN SETS Chapter Three: Lionel FasTrack Chapter Four: MTH RealTrax Chapter Five: Temporary and permanent layouts SCALE LIKE TRACK Chapter Six: Sectional hollow rail track Chapter Seven: Sectional solid rail track Chapter Eight: Flexible track WORKING WITH TRACK COMPONENTS Chapter Nine: Switches Chapter Ten: Other track components Chapter Eleven: Roadbed Sources and references