Model Railroading for Dummies

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by XavierJ123, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member

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    You know all those books that are so popular and are entitled "SOMETHING OR OTHER FOR DUMMIES." Well, maybe we need a basic model railroading for dummies---like me. I am sure you all get tired of hearing the same questions from newbies so maybe we could format a list of basic information for dummies. For example, Gauge sizes available, pics would be nice, code size track or whatever the proper nomenclature is, steam vs. diesel, terminology, etc. If I overlooked this, please direct me to the proper thread or if there is a book available on the market let me know.
  2. Roger Hensley

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    Well, you can get much of that info on the NMRA's 'Introduction to Model Railroading' pages at http://www.nmra.org/beginner/

    As for nomenclature of steam vs diesel, that's another kettle of fish. The NMRA does have a CD, the InfoPak, that covers a lot of that (it's a cost item), but I know of no one site or book that covers everything you want.

    [Isn't there a Model Railroading for Dummies book already? But it wouldn't touch on all of this either.]

    Oh, the NMRA main pages are at: http://www.nmra.org/
  3. belg

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    You could also get one of Shamus's CD's it has a ton of great info on it! Pat
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Shamus' CD's can now be seen on his web site. He has generously made them availble to everyone at no charge. :thumb: :thumb:

    A big "thank you" to Paul for doing this. :wave: :wave:
  5. belg

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    Don I don't have the cd but isn't there a lot more info on the cd that is not covered on the website?? Pat
  6. ezdays

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    There used to be, but Paul updated his web site and the entire CD is on it now. I have both his CD's and at first glance, the content of the web site is the same. Go to the AMR forum and there are links in the general section.