Genre: Crafts & Hobbies,
Railroad-themed stories and toys are part of the fabric of the American experience. While today, the only passenger trains running are owned by Amtrak, railroads were once the fastest way to cross this huge country. There's a nostalgia associated with model railroading -- even if it's unspoken. Railroads take us back to an earlier era. A more basic time. When spending a week or more on a train was seen as a luxury -- an event in itself -- not at as merely a mode of transportation.This book is comprehensive guide to model railroading as you'll find anywhere, starting with some basic "train knowledge" and continuing on to the more detailed aspects of the hobby.