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Ho Scale Model Railroading: Getting Started In The Hobby (Model Railroader Books)

This is "HO Scale Model Railroading, Getting Started in the Hobby", / a Book from Kalmback Publishing. / / Model railroading is one of the world's greatest hobbies, and HO is the / most popular size for model trains. For thousands of participants HO model / railroading is a creative hobby with enough diversity to last a lifetime. / Whether you're already one of those hobbyists or eager to become one of them, / this book will answer your questions and show you how to derive the most fun / from the hobby for years to come. / / FEATURES: In HO Scale Model Railroading, you'll find the basic information you / need to familiarize yourself with the unique aspects of HO scale, / including: / -Selecting essential tools and supplies. / -Maintaining locomotives and rolling stock. / -Constructing benchwork for your permanent layout. / -Laying roadbed, track and ballast. / -Wiring and train control for your layout. / -Creating realistic scenery. / -Adding structures to your layout. / And to help you appreciate the extraordinary things you can explore / as a model railroader, you'll even find a chapter that highlights / some of the hobby's most inspiring HO scale layouts and dioramas. / Just open the pages of HO Scale Model Railroading, and you'll / discover a dynamic and engaging hobby! / / INCLUDES: One "HO Scale Model Railroading, Getting Started in the Hobby" Book / / SPECS: Pages: 96 / Size: 10-3/4" x 8-1/4" / sdw 9/22/03 / i/r JIM

Age Range: 8 and up

Series: Model Railroader Books

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company (October 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0890245754

ISBN-13: 978-0890245750

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 0.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,438,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #258 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Model Trains #213104 in Books > Children's Books

HO Scale Model Railroading: Getting Started In The Hobby is an easy-to-use guide by model railroading expert Jeff Wilson specifically for beginners about to embark upon the joys and travails of setting up and running a model railroad. Full color illustrations, practical advice on everything from selecting the right tools, to wiring and train control, to creating realistic scenery, to special track plans and reverse loops, fill the pages of this superbly useful guide highly recommended for novice model railroading enthusiasts.

Jeff Wilson's a very knowledgeable modeller & hobbyist. I really use this book a lot in building my railroad. I think it has a lot for both the "rookie" and reminders/some details for the "veteran". There's good recommendations, quite a bit of step by step, and some follow-on references to expand your knowledge & library. While it doesn't go in to super detail on scenery, building construction, detailing, etc, I definitely feel it's a 'must-have' for anyone who wants to really step-in and start to build an HO Layout. There's other books on specific areas, but this one's for the "first steps"!

A nice introduction to (HO gauge +) model railroading. Remember it is an introductory book. If the topic is of interest to you research further.The internet is loaded with model railroading info. And youtube has interesting videos on the topic

Perfect reference for beginners to model railroading! I bought it for my husband for Christmas and he has read it from cover to cover.

Great beginner book! Love it. Very informative.

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