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Walthers 2019 N Scale Reference Book
This is the book you need to look up almost any Model Railroad Product there is.
Most consider this to be the Model Railroaders Bible.
Part # WAL-219
$16.99
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Woodland Scenics Scenery Manual

The latest revision of the most popular scenery manual available. The Scenery Manual with spiral binding, has various tips, techniques, ideas and instructions for using more than 600 products. Anyone can make model scenery, and this manual will show you how. 144 pages. ©1994 and 2001 OCO
Part # WOO-C1207
$11.99
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Model Railroader’s Starter Track Plans
This is the Model Railroader’s “Starter Track Plans for the Model Railroaders” book by Kalmbach.
Simple, affordable and straightforward track plans.
Perfect for small spaces and beginner layouts.
Mixture of HO and N scale track plans.
Emphasizes simplicity, flexiblity and interesting operation.
50 color photos.
Pages: 64
Part # KAL-12466
$15.99
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Model Railroader’s Basic Model Railroad Bench work 2nd Edition
This is the “Basic Model Railroad Benchwork” Second Edition Book from Kalmbach. Author: Jeff Wilson
Paperback book.
Covers a full range of skills and materials.
Beginners building a small table or shelf layout up to experience modelers assembling the benchwork for a basement empire wil find what they need in this comprehensive guide.
New color photos and illustrations highlight liftout sections an swinging access gates.
240 color photos.
Size: 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″
104 Pages
Part # KAL-12469
$15.99
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Model Railroader’s Basic Track Work for Model Railroaders 2nd Edition
This is the “Basic Track work for Model Railroaders” 2nd Edition Book from Model Railroader by Kalmbach. Author: Jeff Wilson
Paperback book.
Freshly updated to showcase the newest products, current manufacturers, and the latest techniques.
Learn about laying flextrack, handlay track, install turnout and switch machines, use all-in-one and other sectional track install subroadbed, ballast and detail track and much more.
Size: 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″
Pages: 86
Part # KAL-12479
$15.99
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Model Railroader’s Basic Scenery for Model Railroaders 2nd Edition
This is the “Basic Scenery for Model Railroaders” 2nd Edition Book from Model Railroader by Kalmbach. Author: Lou Sassi
Paperback book.
Techniques are geared toward beginner to intermediate modelers.
Step-by-step photos and drawings are included for each technique as well as full-color photos of the finished scenes.
Learn how to form ground terrain, add varieties of ground cover build trees, and add details such as rocks, dirt and paved roads water effects, signs, and more.
Size: 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″
Pages: 96
Part # KAL-12482
$15.99
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Model Railroader’s Basic Painting and Weathering 2nd Edition
This is the “Basic Painting & Weathering for Model Railroaders” 2nd Edition Book from Model Railroader by Kalmbach. Author: Jeff Wilson Paperback book.
Any modeler who wants to paint, decal or weather locomotives rolling stock and structures will find plenty of in-depth, how-to techniques.
Several new projects that include making your own decals with a ink-jet printer and a multi-color painting project for a locomotive.
Basic-through-advanced techniques for airbrushing, brush-painting, decaling, and weathering.
Tips on how to add graffiti, placards, and other decal details.
How-to information for using chalks, acrylic paints, and oil colors. 250 color photos.
Size: 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″
Pages: 88
Part # KAL-12484
$15.99
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Model Railroader’s Wiring Your Model Railroad
This is the “Wiring Your Model Railroad” Book from Model Railroader by Kalmbach. Author: Larry Puckett
Paperback book.
Overview of all things wiring, including traditional wiring and DCC.
140 color photos.
Size: 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″ (209.55mm x 273.05mm)
Pages: 128
Part # KAL-12491
$15.99
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ATL-7Atlas Nine N Scale Railroads
9 easy to build n scale layout plans , tips and wiring.
Part # ATL-7
$7.19
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ATL-6Atlas Introduction to N Scale Model Railroading
9 easy to build n scale layout plans , tips and wiring.
Part # ATL-6
$6.39
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Atlas The Complete Atlas Wiring Book
Wiring made easy! Basic, intermediate and advanced techniques. All scales. Turnouts, sidings, wyes, reverse loops, lighting, turntables, crossings and more!
Soft cover, 2014, 8.5 x 11, 56 pages, over 100 two-color schematics throughout, glossary.
For all skill levels and all scales, covering basically the wiring of 2-rail DC powered layouts. Atlas’ electrical wiring system is made easy through step-by-step instructions on how to install and use these quality components on any layout.
Part # ATL-12
$7.99
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KAL-12012Kalmbach’s 101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders
Illustrates and describes methods of building scale model pikes, from small table to complete attic layouts. For all gauges.
Part # KAL-12012
$14.49
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MR-12407Model Railroader’s Book DCC Projects and Applications
Book DCC Projects and Applications 96 pages.
Part # MR-12407
$14.99
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KAL-12488Model Railroader’s The DCC Guide 2nd Edition Book
Paperback book. Modelers get the most out of DCC with diagrams and photos showing
how DCC works, from wiring to installing decoders in locomotives
Presents an overview of the product lines available and helps
modelers select the right system for their plans, 85 color photos and 35 illustration
One “The DCC Guide” 2nd Edition Book, Size: 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″ , Pages: 88
Author: Don Fiehmann
Part # KAL-12488
$15.99
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MR-12419Model Railroader’s Shelf Layouts for Model Railroads
Iain Rice
Learn how to build a shelf layout by exploring the possibilities, practicalities, and challenges of linear layout design in a variety of layouts with construction details.
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 80 pages
Part # KAL-12419
$15.99
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KAL-12425Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad
This book shows you how easy it can be to add backdrops to your layouts by explaining why you need one, how to build and paint one, how to add clouds, how to blend with layout scenery, and more. Other techniques such as using photos and commercial backdrops are also included.
Author: Mike Danneman
Part # KAL-12425
$15.99
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MR-12428Model Railroader’s N Scale Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby, Second Edition
There have been numerous advances in N scale railroading since the first edition of this book, and the author addresses them all, from track to train control. He takes beginners through step-by-step chapters that show them how to build and operate a complete N scale 4 x 8-foot railroad based on his Androscoggin Central, an interesting and challenging New England railroad.
Author: Martin McGuirk
Part # KAL-12428
$15.99
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KAL-12443101 More Track Plans for Model Railroaders
Featuring plans from Model Railroader magazine from three decades, each of the 101 track plans has a newly written, informational description of the design. The track plans range in size from simple 4 x 8 foot and smaller layouts to room- and garage-sized showpieces, with the majority focusing on mid-size layouts.
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Part # KAL-12443
$14.39
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KAL-12454Model Railroader’s How To Build and Detail Railroad Scenes Vol. 2.
Lou Sassi
Learn how to realistically model a main street firehouse, an implement dealership, and an entire Northeastern town. Included are historical backgrounds and period details.
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 80 pages
Part # KAL-12454
$15.99
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KAL-12458Model Railroader’s How To Guide Done In A Day
Pelle Soeborg
Outlines more than a dozen easy weathering and detailing projects ideal for adding realism to your locomotives and rolling stock.
Part # KAL-12458
$15.99
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KAL-12464Model Railroader’s Rebuilding a Layout from A to Z 
Pelle Soeborg
Follow Pelle Soeeborg as he completely rebuilds his Daneville model railroad. He takes all the lessons learned from his first layout and applies them to this project. Using the latest materials and technology, modelers will learn valuable new techniques for benchwork, scenery, structures, and more from this popular expert. A noted modeler’s complete layout rebuild from start to finish. Features benchwork, track laying, wiring, scenery, and more. Includes adding a sound-deadening roadbed, a photographic backdrop, and trackside industries
Softcover, 104 pages, 300 color photos, 8 1/4 × 10 3/4
Part # KAL-12464
$17.59
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205-317Building Scenery with Paul Scoles
In this 96-page color publication, expert scenery builder, Paul Scoles, shares his techniques, tools and methods, taking you through the process of scenery building step by step. Enhanced with additional photos and text, “Building Scenery with Paul Scoles” puts years of scenery building experience right into your hands.
Part # 205-317
$15.99
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KAL-12216Model Railroader’s How To Build Realistic Scenery Vol. 3
Dave Frary
One of model railroading’s best-known scenery modelers offers new techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale. Featuring today’s newest products and equipment, this third edition of one of Kalmbach’s top-sellers will attract modelers with contemporary images of diesel locomotives and urban settings, plus updates to Dave’s trademark scenery “recipes.” Hundreds of photographs bring the techniques to life and make it easy for modelers to get started quickly.
Part # KAL-12216
$19.99
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KAL-12258Model Railroader’s Basic Structure Modeling
Jeff Wilson
Learn the reasons for including structures on your layout, then select and build the your own! Photo-driven projects demonstrate the tools, materials, and techniques used when modeling plastic or wood structures. Offers techniques for realistic finishing, including painting, weathering, sign making, interior detailing, and more.
Part # KAL-12258
$15.99
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KAL-12409Model Railroader’s Industries Along The Tracks Vol. 2
Jeff Wilson
Add realism to your layout! Jeff Wilson provides insights, photos, and guidelines for modeling several rail-served industries. Includes overviews of creameries and milk traffic; the paper industry; breweries; iron ore mining and transloading; freight houses and less-than-carload traffic, and coal customers.
Part # KAL-12409
$15.99
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KAL-12422Model Railroader’s Industries Along The Tracks Vol. 3
Jeff Wilson
This informative volume explores six rail industries full of modeling possibilities. You’ll learn how to realistically recreate and incorporate industries such as ethanol, cement, canning, and sugar beets into your layouts through prototype photos and modeling suggestions. A history of each industry is also included.
Part # KAL-12422
$15.99
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KAL-12439Model Railroader’s Industries Along The Tracks Vol. 4
Jeff Wilson
Fourth in a series, Industries Along the Tracks 4 features specific industries that were served by rail. Modeling tips and track plans are included to help modelers incorporate the featured industries into their layouts. Historical photos make this appeal to railfans.
Part # KAL-12439
$15.99
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KAL-12441Model Railroader’s DCC Projects and Applications Vol. 2
Mike Polsgrove with David Popp
DCC Projects & Applications Vol. 2 answers questions about starting with or upgrading Digital Command Control equipment, selecting state-of-the-art gear, and installing and operating these new electronics. Based on the popular Model Railroader magazine column, DCC Corner, this volume focuses on actual readers’ problems and gives real-world solutions that apply to commonly available contemporary equipment.
Offers tips on upgrading equipment, acquiring state-of-the-art new gear, installation, and operation
More than 25 new DCC projects
Based on DCC Corner, a popular Model Railroader column
Part # KAL-12441
$15.99
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KAL-12465Model Railroader’s 50 Ways to a Better Looking Layout
Jeff Wilson
New detailing projects from Jeff Wilson, plus favorites from the pages of Model Railroader, help modelers add the finishing touches to their layouts and create a higher level of interest and realism. Projects range from adding weeds to creating signs and billboards, and all can be completed easily in an evening or weekend. Key areas covered include structures, scenery, vehicles, locomotives and rolling stock, and more.
Part # KAL-12465
$15.99
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KAL-12472Model Railroader’s How to Kit Bash Structures
Tony Koester
Learning to kit bash commercial structures is an essential skill for modelers. This title covers basic techniques for working with kits, how to use kits in unexpected ways, and step-by-step projects that will help enthusiasts take their layouts to new levels. Structures covered include railroad buildings, line side industries, coal tipples, storefronts, and more.
Part # KAL-12472
$17.59
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KAL-12475Model Railroader’s Workshop Tips and Projects for Model Railroaders
Cody Grivno
Model Railroader Associate Editor Cody Grivno compiles insider tips and projects from Model Railroader as well as favorite projects from his ‘Cody’s Office’ online feature into one exciting volume. Easily recognized as an expert in the model railroad community, Cody covers tools, painting and decaling, weathering, track and wiring, structures, scenery, locomotives, and freight cars in his friendly, knowledgeable style.
Part # KAL-12475
$15.99
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KAL-12480Model Railroader’s Realistic Model Railroad Operation 2nd Edition
Tony Koester
Respected expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains and how to apply those methods to their own model railroads in this extensively updated edition. Learning about timetable-and-train-order operation, as well as how cars are switched, how yards function, how signals work, and more, provides an added dimension of realism and fun for modelers, keeping the hobby fresh and exciting.
Part # KAL-12480
$15.99
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Peco_2Peco Building Baseboard
8 pages.
Part # Peco-2
$1.99
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Peco-7Peco Making A Start In N Gauge
8 pages.
Part # Peco-7
$1.99
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Peco_17Peco Introducing DCC
16 pages.
Part # Peco-17
$2.99
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