Model Railroader Layout Design and Planning
How to Design a Model Railroad
By Lance Mindheim.
Paperback, 8.1x10.6", 144 glossy pages, color photos, drawings. June 2021.
"Transform your basic ideas of what you want in a model railroad into a workable, realistic track plan and overall layout design that you can then build.
"This new hands-on book will show how to use tools and elements such as track, turnouts, crossings and scenic elements to paint the "canvas". The reader will learn how to blend the track plan itself with structures and scenery in a realistic manner along with a basic understanding of how real railroads work to help them narrow the layout-design focus, leading to a workable plan for the space a modeler has available.
"How much aisle space is needed? How deep can benchwork be? What’s a good minimum radius for curves? How do I best use yards and staging tracks? How to Design a Model Railroad by Lance Mindheim will get you from the daydreaming stage to designing and building a model railroad.
"How to Design a Model Railroad will help you transform your basic ideas of what you want in a model railroad into a workable, realistic track plan and overall layout design that you can then build. This is a hands-on guide to drawing and designing a model railroad that will fit the available space and result in a realistic layout.
Avoid common pitfalls and progress from the design to construction phase with confidence!