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Realistic Modeling for Toy Trains: A Hi-rail Guide

Realistic Modeling for Toy Trains: A Hi-rail Guide

Dennis Brennan

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The author shows step-by-step how various creative elements of a layout fit together using his Sandy Harbor Terminal Railway. Practical building techniques and realistic modeling concepts, explain how you can build a hi-rail toy train layout.


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Author: Dennis Brennan
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; ISBN: 9780890247457


An avid model railroader for more than 30 years, he especially enjoys making scenery and kitbashing structures. Dennis is also a commercial photographer, and his photos have appeared in Classic Toy Trains, Model Railroader, and O Gauge Railroading. He has contributed numerous articles to Classic Toy Trains, and his four-part series on the Sandy Harbor Terminal Ry., which was the basis for this book. Dennis lives in Independence, MO., with his wife Sandy and Madigan, their wire-haired dachshund mix. They have three children.
Introduction 4

Chapter 1: Planning the foundation 8
Chapter 2: Laying track 14
Chapter 3: Building a harbor 22
Chapter 4: Adding bridges 30
Chapter 5: Designing the setting 40
Chapter 6: Creating a cityscape 56
Chapter 7: Modeling structures 68
Chapter 8: Kitbashing buildings 82

About the Author 95


Recommended for collections strong in toy trains is Dennis Brennan's "Realistic Modeling for Toy Trains: A Hi-Rail Guide (9780890247457, $19.95). It tells how to build realistic modeling that elevates the toy train experience to a different level with layouts that are easily constructed. From using common materials to planning an interesting hi-rail model railroad, this is packed with fine step-by-step techniques.
-The Midwest Book Review
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