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by Dick Christianson,John Grams

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Dick Christianson,John Grams
Kalmbach Media (November 1, 2004)
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Build a Better Toy Train Layout. Dick Christianson and John Grams offer tips and techniques for building a more realistic and fun toy train layout, compiled over years of observing some of the best toy train layouts ever built Get Quotations. Bullet Train Toy 2. " Battery Operated Bump & Go Action Large Lightning Train Toy with Flashing Lights and Music Subway Train.

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Dick Christianson, founder of Classic Toy Trains magazine brings model railroaders easy-to-follow advice on creating a more realistic and enjoyable operating layout. His layout planning, electrical, trackwork, scenery and structure, and operating tips and techniques are depicted through all-new model photos captured on his O gauge LL/ATSF layout.
  • I agree with Jon Lamkin's review in that this book: (a) "covers" all the bases; (b) doesn't really go into great detail on any one topic; and (c) gives you a overview and a list of other books to read/buy. But Mr. Lamkin is being very generous. Presumably, anyone buying a "build a better" type book already knows the basics of the subject and is looking to this type of book to enhance knowledge beyond the basics. This book does nothing of the sort.

    This book simply introduces the absolute basics (not even in detail) and then poses a bunch of questions back at the reader - almost always offering zero insight as to what choices he prefers or why. For instance, the book informs you that there are various types of 3-rail track (GarGraves, Atlas O, etc.). At that point, building a "better" layout would suggest the author discuss things like: (a) what track he recommends for superior conductivity or ease of use, (b) what flex track is easiest to bend, or flextrack tips to ensure smooth flowing curves, (c) how to make track look more prototypical; etc. This book offers nothing along these lines. Regarding switch machines, he let's you know they exist and that more than one entity manufactures them (similar to his "insight" on track, trackbed, etc.). But there is no comment at all on which he has found to offer superior reliability, mating considerations for smooth transitions, the various wiring considerations to ensure reliability and motor intergrity, etc. He doesn't even comment on where he thinks switch placement could help enhance a layout. You also might think such a book would touch on more "advanced" subjects, such as creating smooth track inclines/declines, staging tracks considerations, reversing loops, classification yards, automatic track blocks, command control considerations, etc. Forget it, none of this is addressed. Similarly, this book offers zero on improving the most critical item to any model RR - wiring and soldering track so the trains run optimally.

    Being kind, this book is very light - it introduces things you likely already know and then concludes each topic by asking the reader "barney" questions. It also punts by recommending other books (might as well avoid this and just buy those other books if you are looking for any substance at all). Kind of disappointing for a primer book let alone something touted as advanced reading. Frankly, I'm amazed this ever got published.

  • They could have built a better book. Same old information, not much about modern command control layouts. If you are building a nostalgic post-war Lionel layout you will like this book.

  • As advertised, the authors give you lots of tips and techniques for your model train layout, garnered from their years of experience.

    While the book covers all the bases, it doesn't really go into great detail on anyone. Rather it gives you a overview and a list of other books to read/buy. In this aspect, there may be better, more detailed books that a beginning model train enthusiast should spend their money on.

  • Everything as expected. A++ seller

  • great

  • This book is basically the accounting of building a major toy train layout. It goes over the basic ideas and what problems and mistakes where made in the contruction. The "gems" of the book are all the helpful hints and tips offered. You may never do a layout as large as the one in the book but you will find something that will help you out or make you think differently. The two gentlemen that wrote the book are both "legends" in the toy train world. Good stuff for the expert and the beginner.

  • Works as it said it would. Really has its benefits.

  • I thought that the book was well written and provides a broad overview of the subject without getting involved in all the details. The author recommends other publications to get down to the nitty-gritty. An excellent book for those wanting a broad overview on how to proceed to build a toy train layout.