Lionel FasTrack Model Railroads: The Easy Way to Build a Realistic Lionel Layout

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Lionel FasTrack Model Railroads: The Easy Way to Build a Realistic Lionel Layout

by Robert Schleicher

Voyageur Press | September 18, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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As model railroaders began demanding ever-greater realism, Lionel responded in 2004 with its FasTrack system featuring an integrated roadbed, scale-sized ties, and a less-obvious center rail. Veteran hobby author Bob Schleicher follows up his The Lionel FasTrack Book with a closer, more detailed look at Lionel’s revolutionary O-gauge system. This guide gives enthusiasts a deeper sense of how to take advantage of the FasTrack’s ease of use and unprecedented realism in large-scale model railroading. The book includes 150 color photos and track diagrams for 10 scenicked FasTrack layouts ranging from 6x6-foot tabletop models to an 11x30-foot scale-size empire. Schleicher also provides instructions for building tables to support the layouts, advice for creating both rural and urban scenery, and an appendix of recommended suppliers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 7.87 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: September 18, 2009

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760335907

ISBN - 13: 9780760335901

Found in: Home and Garden

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Lionel FasTrack Model Railroads: The Easy Way to Build a Realistic Lionel Layout

Lionel FasTrack Model Railroads: The Easy Way to Build a Realistic Lionel Layout

by Robert Schleicher

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 7.87 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: September 18, 2009

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760335907

ISBN - 13: 9780760335901

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1                Lionel FasTrack Layouts Chapter 2                Block Wiring, Lionel TrainMaster Command Control, and Lionel Legacy Control System Chapter 3                Simple Tables for FasTrack Chapter 4                Bridges Chapter 5                Creating Mountains, Valleys, Streams, and Lakes Chapter 6                The City as Scenery Chapter 7                Portable and Modular FasTrack Model Railroads Chapter 8                Main-Line Two-Train 5x9 Layout Chapter 9                Doug Waller’s 6x12 Layout Chapter 10              Michael Fritschie’s 8x12 Layout Chapter 11              Gary Rupert’s 8x14 Layout Chapter 12 
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From the Publisher

As model railroaders began demanding ever-greater realism, Lionel responded in 2004 with its FasTrack system featuring an integrated roadbed, scale-sized ties, and a less-obvious center rail. Veteran hobby author Bob Schleicher follows up his The Lionel FasTrack Book with a closer, more detailed look at Lionel’s revolutionary O-gauge system. This guide gives enthusiasts a deeper sense of how to take advantage of the FasTrack’s ease of use and unprecedented realism in large-scale model railroading. The book includes 150 color photos and track diagrams for 10 scenicked FasTrack layouts ranging from 6x6-foot tabletop models to an 11x30-foot scale-size empire. Schleicher also provides instructions for building tables to support the layouts, advice for creating both rural and urban scenery, and an appendix of recommended suppliers.

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Responding to a demand among hobbyists for greater realism, Lionel in 2004 introduced FasTrack, featuring an integrated roadbed, scale-sized ties, and a less-obvious center rail. Here, veteran hobby author Robert Schleicher gives modelers a deeper sense of how to take advantage of FasTrack's revolutionary ease of use and unprecedented realism in large-scale model railroading. The book includes more than 100 color photos, along with diagrams of ten FasTrack layouts from around the United States, ranging from a modular setup to an 11x30 scale-size empire. Schleicher also provides instructions for building tables to support the layouts, wiring for Lionel control systems, and creating both rural and urban scenery. An appendix of recommended suppliers rounds out this essential guide for the modern Lionel train enthusiast.     

About the Author

Robert Schleicher is a veteran hobby industry writer and publisher with dozens of books to his credit. His MBI titles include The Big Book of Lionel , The Lionel FasTrack Book , and The Lionel Legend , among others. He lives in Niwot , Colorado .
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