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Beginner's Guide to Locomotives & Rolling Stock


Product Manufacturer: Kalmbach Publishing Company
Manufacturer Model: 12800
Store Item Number: KPC12800
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Beginner's Guide to Locomotives & Rolling Stock
  • Keep'Em Rolling
  • Smooth-running, realistic locomotives, freight cars, and passenger equipment are the backbone of any model railroad. Noted modeler Cody Grivno shows how to keep rolling stock and locomotives operating well. Cody also explains how prototype locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars evolved from the steam era through today, providing a guide for which models are appropriate for various eras. You'll also find information on how models have evolved, with tips on tools and materials, basic repair techniques, and digital upgrades such as decoders and sound units.

    In This Book, You'll Learn The Basics Of:

  • How prototype steam and diesel locomotives work
  • What roles various prototype freight cars serve
  • Techniques for maintaining and lubricating model locomotives
  • Replacing wheelsets on freight and passenger cars
  • Fine-tuning and replacing couplers
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Adding details to upgrade models

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Book > Softcover Book
Author(s): Cody Grivno
Number of Pages: 95
Publication Date: January 2017
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