Large-scale Model Railroading
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- Authors: T. A. Hill and W. C. Koster
- Publisher: Koster's Miniature Railroad Supplies; First Edition edition (1978)
- ASIN: B000NPYZ7Q
- Wonderfully detailed and helpful book covering the history of large-scale model railroading and following that with chapters on design, layout, selecting rolling stock, switches, crossings, signals, bridges and trestles, operation, safety, maintenance and information on clubs. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos as well as diagrams. Very helpful to both novice and expert. 138 pages.
From page 11
- If you are not yet a member of the International Brotherhood of Live Steamers, but are considering building or owning a steam locomotive, we suggest you contact your secretary as listed in the latest issue of Live Steam Magazine. He will be glad to sign you up as a member. There is no charge for joining; however, all correspondence should be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope.
Joe Rice wrote in Live Steam Magazine, May 1980:
- Through letters from customers as well as questions raised at the Live Steam meets, it was determined that a book was needed to assist the new-comer in The Hobby. Bill went to a good friend, Tom Hill, who had experience in various sizes of Live Steam and also had experience in the field of writing. At first Bill wanted Tom to write the book, to be published by Kosters. Then, as the book progressed, Bill added material and the book, Large-scale Model Railroading, was published under both names. This book filled a need and, as such copies have been sent all over the world.