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

Paperback | September 18, 2009

byRobert Schleicher

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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. <_o3a_p>

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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 s...

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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 ...

Robert Schleicher is a veteran hobby industry writer 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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10.75 × 8.25 × 0.5 inPublished:September 18, 2009Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0760335907

ISBN - 13:9780760335901

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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              Les Kushner’s 12x12 Three-Level Layout

Chapter 13              Bill Langsdorf’s 14x16 Lionel Legacy Control System Layout

Chapter 14              Mark Cavaliere’s 16x21 Appalachian Empire

Chapter 15              Doug Waller’s 9x12 Mountain Layout

Chapter 16              Vito Glimco’s 12x16 Two-Level Line

Chapter 17              Peter Perry’s 11x30 Layout

Appendix                Hobby Manufacturers

Index