From a photo to a plan
Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts teaches modelers how to design a layout based on a real railroad.
April 11, 2008
|WAUKESHA, WI -- Multiple track plans for 10 intriguing railroads from across the country are presented to readers in Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts by Model Railroader magazine contributor Bernard Kempinski.|
Each track plan is designed to fit in mid-sized areas such as a spare room, corner of a basement, or part of a garage. It's an inventive way for beautiful layouts to exist even when plentiful space isn't an option.
Through more than 140 vivid photos and plans, Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts offers modelers information and tips on condensing real towns and scenes into model form, researching prototype railroads, realistically operating small layouts, designing walk around-style layouts, and more.
Even if readers aren't modeling one of the railroads featured, they'll still get track-planning tips for design alterations able to be done on other plans.
Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts is available in bookstores and direct from Kalmbach Publishing Co. for $21.95. To order the book direct, call (800) 533-6644, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Central Standard Time or on the Web at www.KalmbachBooks.com.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. publishes Model Railroader, the world's most popular model railroading magazine.