Planning, designing and laying the track for a model railway layout can be challenging, especially if you have never done it before. Track and Track Laying in Railway Modelling 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. The planning and designing of layouts, including the pros and cons of different domestic locations are covered along with baseboard construction for both portable and permanent layouts. There is a review of the track systems available and how to lay tracks, the tools and skills required, and problem solving. Wiring up both analogue (DC) and digital layouts (DCC), with diagrams are given and scales and gauges are discussed. Finally, there are hints and tips on ballasting and weathering track.
Brian Taylor first saw drag racing at the 1965 Drag Fest at Blackbushe and has been hooked ever since. He commentated at Santa Pod, chaired the British Drag Racing and Hot Rod Association, and is still closely involved in the sport. He lives in Sidmouth, Devon.