Planning, designing and laying the track for a model railway layout can be challenging, especially if you have never done it before. This book provides a step-by-step guide to the techniques required and methods used in track design and layout. With content suitable for those who are new to the hobby through to the more experienced modeller, and some 200 images, it includes:
An overview of the various forces that act on prototype railways and which determine the design of trackwork.
A discussion of scales and gauges
The planning and designing of layouts, including the pros and cons of different domestic locations
Baseboard construction for both portable and permanent layouts.
A review of the track systems available
How to lay tracks, the tools and skills required, and problem solving
Wiring up both analogue (DC) and digital layouts (DCC), with diagrams
Hints and tips on ballasting and weathering track.