Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover

Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover

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Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens Soft Cover
 
Track Design 2 The Complete Book of Layout Design by Carstens
Soft Cover
Copyright 1989
72 pages
Soft Cover

CONTENTS
II Layout Design Tips
2 Introduction to Track Design
4 Scenery and Operation in 5x8
5 Venango Valley RR:
8 From Plan To Layout
10 The Over-Designed Layout
12 Combining Layout Elements
14 Layout Planning Ideas
15 A Corner Multi-Level Switching Module
16 Insulated Rail Joiners
18 Adding Industrial Sidings
20 Using Wyes to Reverse Equipment
22 Module Scenery Dividers
24 One Horse Short Line
26 Long, Lean and Lanky Layouts
28 The Big 8 Railroad
30 A Railroad For One-Way Operation
32 Point to Point
33 Walk Around Cab Control
34 Railroad For a Spare Room
35 17 Track Designs Portfolio No. 1
40 Reversing Sections
42 Eye Level Layouts
44 Corridor Railroading
46 A Modular Switchback Trackplan
48 Logging Roads
49 An Unplanned Layout
51 Beginner's Traction Pike
52 An L-Shaped Shelf Rail road
53 Spiral Reverse Loops
56 Grand Union Terminal Railroad
58 Trefoil Track Plans
60 Combine a Railroad with
61 The Utah Railway in a 4x8
62 The Limitless 4x8
67 11 Track Designs Portfolio No. 2
71 Station Locations
IV ST&WRR Out and Back

The designing and creation of a new model railroad layout requires lots of thought, planning and dreaming. That dream railroad you want to build will be an extension of yourself. It will represent your idea of the ideal model railroad adapted to whatever restrictions you may impose. You may opt for Lionel track, sectional track, flexible track, or track laid by hand on wooden ties. You can model prairies, mountains, coastal areas, cities, industrial areas or mining. You can model any period in railroad history you like, from the pioneer days of 1830 to heavy diesel operations of today, with Amtrak, VIA and commuter operations thrown in as an extra. You can fill an entire basement or garage or you can restrict yourself to a narrow shelf in a bedroom. Model railroading knows no limits.
If you have a lot of equipment, economics might dictate that you stay in that scale and gauge. Certainly the time to make a change is before you start designing the new track plan. Many modelers have traded off their old equipment for something in a new scale. An HOer with loads of ready to run equipment might decide to trade it off for one 0n3 brass locomotive. An 0 gauger moving to Florida might unload his collection in favor of a smaller gauge which would take up less room in a smaller home. Some guys go to a larger scale because their eyes aren't as sharp as they used to be.
What's the difference between scale and gauge? Many modelers use the terms interchangeably but remember that gauge refers to the width of the track between running rails, while scale is the scale in which you're modeling. An HO narrow gauger could well be using equipment that would run on N scale track. A narrow gauge modeler in 0 scale would not be running on 0 gauge track, although his modeling is in the same proportion as the modeler modeling Santa Fe or Conrail. G gauge trains may be narrow gauge, or standard gauge made to several different size standards and they'll all run on the same width track.


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