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  • MikeC
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    Beginner's Guide to Large Scale Model Railroading by Marc Horovitz and Russ Larson (Kalmbach)

    An introduction to the world of outdoor/garden railroads. Includes photos, tips, techniques, and useful suggestions for planning, building, and operating a large-scale outdoor layout.

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  • MikeC
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    Woodland Scenics Scenery Manual (Woodland Scenics)

    In 160 pages, the fine folks at Woodland Scenics (of Linn Creek, MO - right here at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks... oops, shouldn't editorialize [:I]) show you how to use all of their products. It is profusely illustrated, full of tips and techniques, and is aimed at both beginners and experienced modelers. At $10 or so, it is a bargain!

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  • MikeC
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    Model Railroading in Small Spaces by Mat Chibbaro (Kalmbach)

    Want a layout but have very limited space? Check this book out for several plans in HO and N designed to fit into small and unusual spaces. Many of these plans are ideal for the one- and two-bedroom apartment/townhouse dweller. 96 pages.

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    Painting Model Structures video by Dave Frary (Trackside Modeler)

    In 65 minutes, the scenery master shows how to paint, weather, and assemble a variety of structures including the new laser cut line of kits. Also includes information about realistic road and sidewalk construction.

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  • MikeC
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    Realistic Plastic Structures for Toy Train Layouts by Art Curren (Kalmbach)

    Learn how to combine O-scale structures to create realistic buildings for toy train layouts. 80 pages.

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  • MikeC
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    Practical Guide to HO Model Railroading by the staff of Model Railroader (Kalmbach)

    Aimed at the beginning HO scale modeler, this book answers many questions about construction, track planning, wiring and control, scenery, and structure placement.

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  • MikeC
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    Small Railroads You Can Build, 2nd edition by the staff of Model Railroader (Kalmbach)

    The perfect layout plan book for those with very limited space, it features 4 plans for O, HO, and N scales. By following the detailed directions, you can build a layout on a kitchen table, in a closet, or even a laundry room.

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  • MikeC
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    Beginner's Guide to N-Scale Model Railroading by Russ Larson (Kalmbach)

    In-depth, well-illustrated information for getting started with N-Scale. Include chapters on modular construction, trackwork, and detailing. 106 pages.

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  • MikeC
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    N-Scale Model Railroad Track Plans, 2nd edition by the staff of Model Railroader

    64 pages of N-scale track plans, using sectional and flex track. Each plan shows dimensions, track requirements, and offers suggestions for scenery.

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  • MikeC
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    Detailing Tips and Techniques, article reprints from [iModel Railroader (Kalmbach)

    One of the best collections of MR reprints ever! If you're looking for ways to depict dilapidated or burned out buildings, weedy lots, cracked roadways and sidewalks, or just snow-covered trees, this is the book for you.

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  • MikeC
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    Kitbashing HO Model Railroad Structures, 2nd Edition by Art Curren (Kalmbach)

    Learn kitbashing from one of the masters, Art Curren! This revised and expanded edition includes 23 "project" structures and features all of the tools and techniques you need to turn basid kits into unique models.

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  • MikeC
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    Model Railroad Scenery Made Easy Kalmbach video

    The Model Railroader staff shows how to

    1. carve foam and use cardboard strips to create scenic forms

    2. mold, carve, and color rock castings

    3. model water from streams and rivers to ponds

    4. create roads

    60 minutes

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  • MikeC
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    222 Tips for Building Model Railroad Structures by Dave Frary (Kalmbach)

    Not happy with the way your structures turn out? Wish they looked less like plastic models and more like real structures? This is the book for you. Dave Frary describes 222 ways you can improve your structure modeling.

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  • MikeC
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    Styrene Modeling: Basic and Advanced Tips and Techniques (Evergreen Scale Models)

    A must-have reference for anyone who models with styrene. This book contains literally hundreds of tips, techniques, and plans for kit building, kit bashing, and scratchbuilding with styrene.

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  • MikeC
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    HO Trackside Structures You Can Build, article reprints from Model Railroader (Kalmbach)

    18 construction projects ranging from stations and yard structures to engine facilities. Profusely illustrated with plans, diagrams, photos, and drawings in 120 pages.

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