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 The "How To" Track Building Book

Build a 7-1/2" Gauge Railroad in your Backyard

(Includes  Dimensions for 7-1/4" Track)

Back when Laurence Johnson was building his backyard railroad, there were no books like this to show him the way.  He had  to teach himself how to build his own track, switches and the other things to complete his own backyard railroad.. His research and the experience gained during construction will prove invaluable to the beginner and expert alike.

Includes chapters on the following important topics:

Aluminum Rail, Groovy Track, Ballast, Rail and Tie Spacing, Bending Rail, Building Switches, All About Frogs, Constructing a Diamond, Calculating Curves, Calculating Grade, What's my Maximum Grade, Super Elevation, Figuring Costs, Drainage, Grade Crossings, Bridges, Trestles, Weed Barriers, Right-Of-Way Maintenance and much much more.

Over 112 pages of valuable text and dozens of illustrations and photos to show every step of construction. 

This new book by Laurence Johnson includes chapters on the following important topics:

  • Aluminum Rail

  • Groovy Track

  • Ballast

  • Rail and Tie Spacing

  • Bending Rail

  • Building Switches

  • All About Frogs

  • Constructing a Diamond

  • Calculating Curves

  • Calculating Grade

  • Super Elevation

  • Figuring Costs

  • Drainage

  • Grade Crossings

  • Bridges

  • Trestles

  • Weed Barriers

  • Right-Of-Way Maintenance and much much more.

116 pages of text and over 200 color photos, drawing, sketches to show every step of construction. Spiral bound to open flat.

 

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