Realistic Model Railroad Design

Realistic Model Railroad Design

Tony Koester

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Using photos, illustrations, and a straightforward style, notable Model Railroader magazine author Tony Koester shows you how to make creative, plausible choices for the concept and construction of your next model railroad. Covers key topics like developing an entire model railroad theme, choosing a scale, integrating signature design elements into your track plan, and much more.


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Author: Tony Koester
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 10 black and white photos; 150 color photos; 50 illustrations; ISBN: 9780890245


Tony Koester has written a half-dozen books focusing on his life-long hobby of model railroading. Tony is the editor of Model Railroad Planning, a special annual issue of Model Railroader magazine, as well as a contributing editor to MR. He writes MR’s popular Trains of Thought column and has written numerous feature articles for MR. He also served as the editor of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine until 1981.
Tony spent a quarter of a century designing, building, and with his friends, operating a freelanced coal-hauling HO railroad, the Allegheny Midland (the Midland Road). More recently, he has been hard at work on a multi-deck HO layout that accurately depicts the Nickel Plate Road’s St. Louis Division as it appeared in 1954.
4 Introduction

13 Prototype modeling
21 Plausibility
28 Considerations of time
35 Image and graphics
48 Creating a roster
57 Geography and scenery
67 Layout design: the visible parts...
79 ...and the invisible parts
86 Construction and maintenance
94 Crews and jobs
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