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Build a better toy train layout

by John Grams

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Kalmbach Books in Waukesha, WI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Models.,
  • Railroads -- Models -- Design and construction.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesToy train layout
    StatementJohn Grams & Dick Christianson.
    ContributionsChristianson, Dick.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTF197 .G6413 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p. :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3329513M
    ISBN 100897784790
    LC Control Number2004304685
    OCLC/WorldCa56972809

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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. Their wise and easy-to-follow advice on planning, electrical work, trackwork, scenery, and operation is presented with all-new photos from Dick's O.

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