Author: Tony Koester
- KALMBACH 12490 Guide To Narrow Gauge Modeling
Number Of Pages: 96
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
Details: Product Description This book provides an entry point for any modeler interested in building a narrow gauge layout. Narrow gauge railroads remain popular among railfans and modelers due to the spectacular mountain scenery in which many operated. Although narrow gauge layouts have a passionate niche following, there are very few books on this subject. The book is an overview of prototype narrow gauge railroading as well as available models. This is a one-stop book for introducing modelers to the subject of narrow gauge railroading. It explains why and where narrow gauge railroads were built, how they operated, what their equipment was like, and why they were abandoned. About the Author Tony Koester has written a half-dozen books focusing on his life-long hobby of model railroading. Tony is the editor of Model Railroad Planning, a special annual issue of Model Railroader magazine, as well as a contributing editor to MR. He writes MR s popular Trains of Thought column and has written numerous feature articles for MR. He also served as the editor of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine until 1981. Tony spent a quarter of a century designing, building, and with his friends, operating a freelanced coal-hauling HO railroad, the Allegheny Midland (the Midland Road). More recently, he has been hard at work on a multi-deck HO layout that accurately depicts the Nickel Plate Road s St. Louis Division as it appeared in 1954.
Release Date: 01-12-2014