If you have a limited space for your layout, here’s the answer! This completely revised edition of Model Railroading in Small Spaces provides a variety of creative approaches for building compact layouts. It covers how to build seven different layouts encompassing portable, shelf, coffee table, and fold-up styles. Three of the layouts are new, plus the book includes a new chapter on advanced techniques. N and HO scale railroads are modeled, as is one O scale shelf layout.
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Author: Mat Chibbaro
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 125 color photos; ISBN: 9780890247723
Mat Chibbaro works as a fire protection engineer with the OSHA National Office and as a part-time fire protection lecturer at the University of Maryland, He is also a member of the College Park, Maryland Volunteer Fire Department. His interest in model railroading began in Milltown, New Jersey, where the shortline Raritan River Railroad ran. Mat believes that the short trains operating on this line cultivated his interest in small railroads. For the last 15 years, most of his model railroad time has been with the Northern Virginia Ntrak club. Mat lives in Maryland with his wife Erna, son Brian, and daughter Stephanie.
The space problem-Fitting scenery and operation into tight areas
1. The Raritan River Railroad
An around-the-tree HO layout
2. The Norwest Terminal
An HO scale cabinet-top switching layout
3. The Pacific Union Railroad
An Ntrak module that doubles as a home layout
4. The Pacific Union Extension
A coffee-table N scale layout
5. The Brookeville Division
An N scale layout in an end table
6. The Freedonia Transportation Authority
An N scale trolley layout on a rolling cart
7. Coal River & Southern
An ultra-lightweight sectional O scale layout
8. Compact Work Area
A portable work station for tools & supplies
9. Additional space-saving ideas
Building folding legs and rolling carts
Kalmbach Publishing has released a completely revised edition of Model Railroading in Small Spaces. The magazine-sized soft-cover title provides a variety of creative approaches or building layouts in a limited space, describing the best layout of the space available and taking modelers step-by-step through the building process.
Model Railroading in Small Spaces covers how to build seven different layouts such as a portable layout, a shelf layout, coffee table layout, fold-up styles, and more. Three of the layouts are new, plus the book includes a new chapter on advanced concepts. Both N and HO scale are modeled, as is an O-scale shelf layout.
Author Mat Chibbaro’s interest in model railroading began in Milltown, New Jersey, where the shortline Raritan River Railroad ran. Mat believes that the short trains operating on this line cultivated his interest in small railroads. For the past 15 years, most of his model railroad time has been with the Northern Virginia Ntrack club.
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