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Scholastic Books – Chuggington – All Around Chuggington

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

www.ThinkFastToys.com Chugga-chugga! Choo-choo! What color is Wilson? How many squirrels are hiding from Koko? What animal is Brewster picking up at the safari park? Lift the flaps to find out! Board book. “sm”

Are there any good model railroad books for the ho scale?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Question by D B: Are there any good model railroad books for the ho scale?
i found some books but im looking for some better ones than what i have.

Best answer:

Answer by Kiffin
Try Amazon.com; they’ve got a great selection, if you know for what title you are searching. Or check in the back of the model RR magazines; I know they have a greater selection of titles!

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DCC Made Easy: Digital Command Control for Your Model Railroad (Model Railroader Books)

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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Realistic Model Railroad Operation: How to Run Your Trains Like the Real Thing (Model Railroader Books)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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What’s the best way to sell magazine collections? And computer books?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Question by ebondf: What’s the best way to sell magazine collections? And computer books?
I have several magazine collections from recent years, Wired, Model Railroader, etc. How can I sell them?
Also, computer books that are, as usual, out of date?

Best answer:

Answer by So What’s New?
eBay, Half Bay, Alibris Books are 3 ways. You can do a search and find consignment book dealers on the internet.

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Basic Model Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby (Model Railroader Books)

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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Lionel Accessories at Work on Toy Train Layouts (Classic Toy Trains Books)

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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The Model Railroader’s Guide to Industries Along the Tracks (Model Railroader Books)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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The Model Railroader’s Guide to Freight Yards (Model Railroader Books)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

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What books would you recommend for a absolute noobie model railroader?

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Question by Jeffrey P: What books would you recommend for a absolute noobie model railroader?
I have never built a model railroad, but it is something my daughter seems to be interested in doing. Can you recommend 4 or 5 books that might get us started?
Will with be building it in a basement room, roughly 13′ x 14′. I plan to start out with a standard 4×8 set up. We think we are going to do a Civil War era model.

Best answer:

Answer by mariner31
My FIRST suggestion is a subscription to “Model Railroader” magazine by Kalmbach Publishing : http://www.trains.com/mrr/ It’s a nice inexpensive introduction to the hobby.

NEXT I would look at these books:

“Introduction to N Scale Model Railroading” by Atlas. Also in HO scale.
“Track Planning for Realistic Operation” published by Kalmbach
“Scenery for Your Model Railroad” published by Kalmbach
“Trackwork and Lineside Detail” published by Kalmbach
“Guide to Freight Yards” published by Kalmbach
“Realistic Model Railroad Operations” published by Kalmbach

Another recommendation is to buy a tablet or TWO of graph paper, sketch out your “area” where you would build a Railroad, and make THOUSANDS of drafts of what you might do… it’s always easier and CHEAPER to make errors on paper instead of plywood.

I’d be curious as to your daughter’s, and Your, interests regarding a railroad: 1) Modeling a RR near your home ? 2) Modeling a specific time period / era ? 3) Operating a simple toy LOOP, or having a realistic operation ?

One EARLY choice you need to make is the scale… HO is the most popular (1ft = 87 ft) and N is next (1ft = 160ft). With kids 7-12 (and those of us with eyes over 40), HO is the easiest to work with, BUT N scale allows you to have almost TWICE the railroad in the same space.

GOOD LUCK and HAPPY HOBBYing

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