Age Range: 8 and up
Series: Model Railroader Books
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company (October 2003)
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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