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Part#: KAL12425
KALMBACH Painting Backdrops for your Model Railroad

By Mike Danneman

From the Model Railroader's How-To Guide

How To:

  • Select the proper paints and supplies
  • Create a city or town backdrop
  • Pain desert, mountain, and rural scenes
  • Add clouds to the scene
  • Blend the backdrop with layout scenery
  • Over 200 photos
  • 79 pages


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Part#: TMB300
TM VIDEOS Modern O Guage TMCC and Legacy Book

Learn everything there is to know about LEGACY. We took a survey. Turns out 80% of those who have LEGACY are getting only 20% of what LEGACY offers.
This book's content is aimed at both the beginner and the expert. We cover basics like installation, how to phase transformers, install common ground wiring, compare TMCC CAB-1 with LEGACY Cab-2, program both TMCC and LEGACY locomotives, Sequence Control, Lashing Up, Momentum and Feedback, Action Recorder, STM2 Switch Throw Monitor, Train Link, ASC2 Switch Controller, Updating CAB-2 and LEGACY base, LionChief Plus, Sensor Track, SC-2 Module, plus a lot more.
You will be amazed how easy LEGACY is to use, and the fun you will have. It's a game changer.
Easy to follow, 96 pages, with 220 color photos.

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Part#: BAC99978
E-Z Model Railroads: Track Planning Guide

    Six in-depth layouts, plus 20 additional layout designs
    Tips for beginning to advanced modelers, including weathering and scenery chapters
    124 color pages
    Tips for beginners to advanced modelers
    The easiest way to plan your layout

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Part#: KAL108327
Modern Toy Train Repair and Maintenance

From tools, materials, and workbench setup to troubleshooting and electronics, well-known toy train mechanic Dick Teal demonstrates techniques for keeping toy trains from contemporary manufacturers in excellent condition. Includes steps for proper lubrication, TMCC/DCS troubleshooting, and the right way to replace traction tires, batteries, and light bulbs. It's the essential workbench guide for toy train operators.



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Part#: DLE93





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Part#: KAL108395
Kalmbach Command Control for Toy Trains

 Features practical advice on operating Lionel’s new Legacy system and updated information for running MTH’s DCS stystem as well as Lionel’s earlier TrainMaster system. Author: Carl Swanson Softcover; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 104 pages; ISBN: 9780890247525

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Part#: KAL108160

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Part#: KAL12462
Model Railroader’s Guide to Mountain Railroading

With its dramatic scenery and challenging operations, mountain railroading is an appealing theme that crosses many regions and all eras. Respected author Tony Koester offers insight into layout and track planning, and compares narrow gauge with standard gauge railroads. Essential advice on achieving realistic mountain operation is included, along with tips for working relevant scenery into the layout.

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Part#: KAL12491
Wiring Your Model Railroad

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.

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Part#: KAL108803
Build A Better Toy Train Layout

When you think of a “better“ toy train layout, what comes tp mind? Everyone‘s got an idea of what makes a layout better - how do you decide what‘s right for you? This book contains easy-to-follow advice which includes inventive ways to mix rolling stock and accessories of different scales, innovative solutions for cleaning and maintaining track, and creative ideas for unique scenery and details.

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Part#: KAL108365
Trackwork for Toy Trains

Nothing characterizes a toy train layout like its three-rail trackwork, and nothing is more important to a toy train operator's enjoyment. This essential guide addresses O gauge trackwork from nearly all of today's major manufacturers. The author provides an overview of the various lines of sectional and flexible track, then demonstrates with the step-by-step photography the basic techniques for cutting, bending, wiring, and layout installation. Also includes tips and tricks for working with special trackwork, such as switches, crossings, and accessory activation sections.

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Part#: KAL108615
American Flyer Pocket Price Guide 1946-2015

Its key features are:
Adhesive (Perfect) bound paperback guide
Data needed before buying, selling, or trading any American
Flyer or S gauge train within the pages of this guide
Provides you with current market prices for American Flyer trains produced between 1946 and 2015
Brief description of each item with production date and significant variations
Pricing information provided for items in good or excellent condition

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