Building a Layout

For those interested in model trains, one major part of the experience is to build a model railroad layout.  Layouts can be very big or very small, and the layout is always a reflection of its builder. Although we all like to complete things, this is not always possible. What is more important is that the process of building a layout should bring you pleasure and diversion.  I know of several model railroaders who never seem to get done, but their time spent working on model trains is a never ending joy.  I know of others who set their Z-Scale up on a end table and just run them for a while. It is what you want to make of it, as it is with all of this hobby.

This section deals with the basic techniques of getting trains running on a formal layout structure. Although much of the text from the Greenberg book is present here in edited form, there is one significant addition to the section, that concerning the Woodland Scenics SubTerrain System.

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