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The Model Railroader's Guide to Locomotive Servicing Terminals

The Model Railroader's Guide to Locomotive Servicing Terminals

Marty McGuirk

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Offers hobbyists a guide to modeling locomotive service, repair, and storage terminals. Also includes tips and techniques for modeling trackage, structures, and other terminal details appropriate for the steam or diesel era.



Author: Marty McGuirk
Perfect-bound softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 80 pages; 50 black and white photos; 125 color photos; ISBN: 9780890244142


Marty McGuirk is a former Associate Editor of Model Railroader and Classic Toy Trains magazines. Marty started in the hobby with Lionel trains and picked up HO modeling in his teens. He has built several N scale layouts over the years and has written many articles about his N Scale projects for Model Railroader. In addition, he is the author of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the Potomac Valley and The New Haven Railroad Along the Shore Line, titles in the Kalmbach Books Golden Years of Railroading Series. Marty lives in Manassas, Va., where he also enjoys golf and fly-fishing with his three sons.
Introduction 4

Section 1 Steam locomotive servicing 9
Chapter 1: Fuel for steam 10
Modeling coaling towers and trestles 16
Chapter 2: Water tanks and columns 20
Detailing the Atlas water tank 26
Building a laser-cut tank 27
Chapter 3: Ash pits and cinder hoists 30
Modeling an ash pit 33
Chapter 4: Wash racks, inspection pits, and sandhouses 34
Modeling sandhouses and towers 37
Chapter 5: Turntables 38
Modeling turntables 42
Chapter 6: Engine houses and roundhouses 46
Modeling roundhouses
Section 2 Diesel locomotive servicing 53
Chapter 7: Diesel locomotive servicing 54
Section 3 Modeling servicing terminals 61
Chapter 8: General design considerations 62
Building a steam-era terminal 66
Building a diesel engine terminal 72
Weathering track with ground foam 79

Suppliers and manufacturers 80
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