Best Model Trains Books

Here you will get Best Model Trains Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Lionel Trains Pocket Price Guide 1901-2021 (Greenbergs Guides) (Greenberg's Lionel Trains Guides)

Author: by Kalmbach Media
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company; 41st Edition 2021 (August 24, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1627008051

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An Essential Guide for Toy Train Enthusiasts! Now in its 41st year, Lionel Trains Pocket Price Guide 1901-2021 has been the go-to reference guide for toy train collectors and operators for accurate pricing information on prewar, postwar, and modern Lionel trains.

This handy 400+ page guide features: Current pricing information. Identification and evaluation tips. O gauge train listings. An easy-to-read format with space for notes.And much more!


2. Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction

Author: by Aldren A. Watson
Published at: Dover Publications; 1st THUS edition (July 2, 1996)
ISBN: 978-0486291574

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Before the advent of modern mass-production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality. Beautiful and durable, they appealed to book lovers who appreciated not only a book’s content but also the quality and craftsmanship of its binding.

Unfortunately, the introduction of machine-binding methods, while making books widely available at reasonable prices, also largely curtailed the art and craft of making fine books by hand. This expert guide offers a solution. In its pages, craftspeople can learn the traditional methods of bookbinding and produce high-quality hand-bound books themselves.

Thorough, detailed instructions, with over 270 helpful illustrations by the author, cover materials, tools, and equipment (including making your own); fundamental procedures and technical methods; rebinding an old book; making a slipcase, and other essentials. Also included are well-illustrated, step-by-step directions for eight binding projects: dust jacket; blank book, single signature; folio; blank book, four signatures; manuscript binding; music binding; and two more.


3. Wiring Your Model Railroad (Essentials)

Author: by Larry Puckett
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company (August 1, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1627001755

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If model railroaders could own one book about wiring, this would be the best choice. In Wiring Your Model Railroad, Larry Puckett provides a helpful overview of all things wiring, including traditional wiring and DCC. This is the first wiring book any modeler should buy, and it s a useful reference guide for experienced modelers.

Most importantly, it is the first book any publisher has released on this topic in 15 years. So, it s the most current and reliable source of model railroad wiring information you ll find anywhere.


4. Basic DCC Wiring for Your Model Railroad: A Beginner's Guide to Decoders, DCC Systems, and Layout Wiring

Author: by Mike Polsgrove
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0890247938

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Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This how-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, track wiring, cab bus wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. Written by Mike Polsgrove, Model Railroader s columnist on DCC.


5. Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move

Author: by Keisuke Saka
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin (March 16, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0312566692

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Originally published in Japan, Karakuri is an introduction to the simple mechanisms, such as gears, cranks, cams, and levers, used to bring to life these amazing moving paper models or automata. Included are pull-out pages for you to use to construct your own moving models of the different types of gears.

These models serve as the basis for designing your own karakuri or may just be admired on their own. Detailed explanations, accompanied by diagrams, explain the physics behind how karakuri move and operate, so you really learn about the properties of the different types of gears and cams.

And to inspire you, also included are four fun, full-color karakuri models designed by the author, a well-known paper engineer. Printed on pull-out pages and easily assembled, the projects include a whimsical tea-serving robot, an amusing penguin perched on an iceberg and trying to fly, a delightful peek-a-boo-playing teddy bear, and a mesmerizing train that goes around on a track and through a tunnel!


6. Greenberg's Repair and Operating Manual for Lionel Trains, 1945-1969 (Greenberg's Repair and Operating Manuals)

Author: by Roger Carp
Published at: Kalmbach Pub Co; 7th edition (May 1, 1998)
ISBN: 978-0897784559

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Offers over a thousand repair and maintenance tips for Lionel locomotives, operating cars, accessories, transformers, light bulbs, and switches. Provides original Lionel technical advice and handy techniques submitted by toy train collectors and operators over the past ten years.


7. Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists (Fox Chapel Publishing) Practical, Hands-On Guide to Designing and Cutting Gears Inexpensively on a Lathe or Milling Machine; Simple, Non-Technical Language

Author: by Ivan Law
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (April 9, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1565239173

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This practical, hands-on guide will assist anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine. Learn the fundamentals needed to design your own gears and gear trainsUnderstand the complexity of gears and how to machine them, in a very clearly presented and easy to understand wayPlain and simple, non-technical language, with the mathematics kept to the simplest formInformation on tooth forms & sizes, rack & pinion gears, bevel wheels, making gear cutters, and moreWell-illustrated with concise technical diagrams and photosGears in one form or another are a part of most mechanisms, but they are by no means as simple as they appear!

Gears & Gear Cutting for Home Machinists is a practical, hands-on guide for anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine. This insightful book teaches the fundamentals needed to design gears and gear trains using plain, simple, non-technical language that keeps the level of mathematics down to its simplest form.


8. Make Money with Wood Crafts: How to Sell on Etsy, Amazon, at Craft Shows, to Interior Designers and Everywhere Else, and How to Get Top Dollars for Your Wood Projects

Author: by James Dillehay
Published at: Warm Snow Publishers (December 1, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1732026438

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Are you struggling to get your wood crafts into the hands of eager buyers? Learn how to turn your woodworking hobby into a thriving business. Is your handicraft side hustle failing to grow? Are you losing money on your creative endeavor?

Has your current online sales presence failed to gain traction? As an artisan featured in The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, and Entrepreneur Radio, crafts marketing expert James Dillehay’s thirty years of experience has made him a master of turning small projects into six-figure enterprises.

Now he’s here to teach you how to position your woodwork head-and-shoulders above the competition. Make Money with Wood Crafts is a one-of-a-kind blueprint for finding success and generating profitable returns in this highly competitive market. Between helpful how-to’s and crucial checklists, Dillehay’s proven strategies will help you land your wood projects in more buyer’s shopping carts.

By following his user-friendly approach, your wood designs will reach an audience ready to invest in your talent. In Make Money with Wood Crafts, you’ll learn: How to price your wood projects to earn top dollar and retain a fanbase- Insider presentation techniques to help you outshine competitors at fairs- Ways to pitch to influencers so your products secure social media attention- Pro tips for selling on Etsy, Amazon, and other sites- Methods for spotting trends to maximize profits, and much, much more!


9. One Hundred and One Track Plans for Model Railroaders (Model Railroad Handbook, No. 3)

Author: by Linn Westcott
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company; Reprint edition (August 28, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0890245125

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Easy-to-use plans in every size, shape and scale – from tiny card-table layouts to giant garage-size railroads. Demonstrates how to design a railroad to fit any space, shows how to convert plans to N, HO, S, and O scales.

10. American Flyer Trains Pocket Price Guide 1946-2021 (Greenberg's Guides)

Author: by Kalmbach Media
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company; 32nd Edition 2021 (August 24, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1627008037

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Back with its 32nd edition, the American Flyer Pocket Price Guide 1946-2021 is a customer favorite! This top-selling reference guide provides current market values for American Flyer S gauge trains and accessories manufactured by A.C. Gilbert and Lionel, as well as trains from contemporary manufacturers like American Models and MTH.

11. Airbrushing for Scale Modelers

Author: by Aaron Skinner
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company (November 30, 2015)

ISBN: 978-0890249574

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In this book, popular author Aaron Skinner provides a comprehensive guide to airbrushing. Inside this indispensable tool, scale modelers will find: advice for modeling armor, aircraft, automobiles, figures, ships, and more, Hundreds of step-by-step photos, and practical techniques every scale modeler should know.

12. Track Planning for Realistic Operation: Prototype Railroad Concepts for Your Model Railroad (Model Railroader)(3rd Edition)

Author: by John Armstrong
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company; 3rd ed. edition (January 29, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0890242278

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Provides step-by-step design techniques and track planning tips to save model railroaders time, money, and headaches. This must-have book also covers aspects of prototype freight and passenger operations, route design, and contemporary railroading.

13. The Digitrax Big Book of DCC

Author: by John Palmer
Published at: Digitrax, Incorporated; First Edition (August 10, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0967483009

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Digital command control is one of the hottest topics in model railroading today! The Digitrax Big Book of DCC explains this exciting new technology in terms that everyone can understand. The “Big Book” uses examples to show you how to put DCC to work on your model railroad right now.

14. Union Pacific's Big Boys: The Complete Story from History to Restoration

Author: by Trains Magazine
Published at: Kalmbach Books (September 1, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1627007924

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Union Pacific’s Big Boys: The complete story from history to restoration covers the who, what, why, and when of the 25 popular 4-8-8-4 steam locomotives. This book gives the historical background on the early 1940s development, explains why they were built, how they were used, and traces their history until they were retired in the 1950s.

It also covers the much anticipated and well covered restoration of No. 4014 starting when it was recovered in a park in 2013 all the way through to its restoration and tour across the United States in the summer of 2019. Trains magazine has been published for almost 80 years, much of which has included extensive coverage of Union Pacific’s Big Boys since they were created.

Everything you need to know about these popular steam locomotives can be found in this 224-page book.

15. Cricut: 5 Books in 1: Cricut for Beginners, Cricut Design Space, Cricut Maker, Project Ideas and Accessories. A Complete Guide to Master all the Secrets of Your Machine. Including Practical Examples

Author: by Kimberly Johnson
Published at: Independently published (December 21, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8584889104

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BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ON AMAZON THOUSANDS OF COPIES SOLD Are you looking for a way to become an expert of the Cricut Community, and impress your friends with the works you can make from scratch?Then keep reading! For a limited time only, you can get this 5 in 1 book bundle at a special price!

This book offers an organized method that will help you to understand all the secrets of the Cricut machine and will guide you towards a total mastery of all the tools that you will need for the realization of the most complex projects.

If you’re new to Cricut, you surely have a ton of questions. With this guide in your hands, you will:Learn about the different kinds of Cricut machines that are available in the market today and their unique features. Learn the basics of how to operate your Cricut machine and tips on how to maintain and take care of it Easily set-up and start using the Cricut Maker machine by following the step-by-step guide; Master Design Space and discover the exciting fonts and designs it has to offer exclusively to Cricut users Simple and Complex Operations that you can do on your Cricut machine to make sure that you always get the best Start making money from your Cricut projects by starting an online business with useful advice and tips Learn how you can add more personality to your objects by creating personalized works.

16. How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery, Third Edition (Model Railroader Books)

Author: by Dave Frary
Published at: Kalmbach Publishing Company; 3rd ed. edition (October 1, 2005)
ISBN: 978-0890244708

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One of model railroading’s best-known scenery modelers offers new techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale. Featuring today’s newest products and equipment, this third edition of one of Kalmbach’s top-sellers will attract modelers with contemporary images of diesel locomotives and urban settings, plus updates to Dave’s trademark scenery “recipes.” Hundreds of photographs bring the techniques to life and make it easy for modelers to get started quickly.