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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Model Railroad - The Hobby

A three (3) part primer starting in March 2011

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~ Introduction and discussion of key elements needed for the design and development of a Model Railroad layout. History of railroads and terminology used in modeling. Products: Who makes what, Model Railroad Scales. Layout themes & design.

~ Benchwork and trackwork construction. Basic wiring principles. Discussion of train control concepts; DCC and regular DC Cab Control. Locomotive power and rolling stock nomenclature and selection.

~ Scenery construction. Integration of buildings, roads, bridges, and water. Painting and weathering techniques. Sources of information, supplies and tools.

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