The Newcomer's Guide to Model Railways

In this comprehensive guide to railway modelling, long-time modeller Brian Lambert provides newcomers — as well as established modellers who may want to enhance their skills — with a single-volume source of information on all aspects of the hobby, from the basics of baseboards to the intricacies of modern Digital Command Control. Page by page, modellers will be able to gain more information and explore new techniques, allowing them to progress towards the real goal of the hobby — to build and operate a true model railway, rather than just run a train set.

Sections include:

  • Selecting a suitable steel and gauge
  • Finding a home for the railway
  • Building the baseboard
  • Laying the track
  • Constructing the landscape
  • Electrics and control
  • Point operation
  • Panels, indications and lighting
  • Digital Command Control
  • Maintenance and tools