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Model Railroader's Guide to Iron Ore Railroads Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781627008075
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Published: Kalmbach Media - January 18th, 2021

The LEGO Castle Book: Build Your Own Mini Medieval World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781718500167
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Published: No Starch Press - August 27th, 2019

Filled with stunning photos, step-by-step instructions, and creative ideas for customization, The LEGO Castle Book shows you how to build mini castles complete with moats, drawbridges, gatehouses, and more! Build a castle using basic bricks or make one of the six master builds. Create your own medieval village with windmills, taverns, and chapels.


Model Railroader's Guide to Coal Railroading Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780890246689
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Published: Kalmbach Publishing Company - December 1st, 2006

Master modeler Tony Koester gives you a handy reference for modeling a coal-hauling prototype-based or freelance railroad. Chapters introduce coal and the coal industry. Includes information on modeling coal trains, company towns, and coal customers, plus operating tips.


Basic Scenery for Model Railroaders (Model Railroader Books: Essentials) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780890249468
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Published: Kalmbach Publishing Company - July 1st, 2014

Keep modelers up to date on the latest scenery products and materials with this freshly updated edition. New material on foam scenery and concrete roads as well as many new projects teach modelers how to apply a basic layer of scenery to their layout.


Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move Cover Image
By Keisuke Saka, Eri Hamaji (Translated by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780312566692
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 16th, 2010

Originally published in Japan, Karakuri is an introduction to the simple mechanisms, such as gears, cranks, cams, and levers, used to bring to life these amazing moving paper models or automata. Included are pull-out pages for you to use to construct your own moving models of the different types of gears.


The 100-Gun Ship Victory Cover Image
$36.95
ISBN: 9781591146377
Availability: Special Order
Published: US Naval Institute Press - January 15th, 2014

The three-decker First Rate-Victory, was the most successful 100-gun ship of the period and the flagship of Nelson at Trafalgar. First published in 1987 in the acclaimed Anatomy of the Ship series, 100-Gun Ship Victory is now available in paperback for the first time.


The LEGO Architecture Idea Book: 1001 Ideas for Brickwork, Siding, Windows, Columns, Roofing, and Much, Much More Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781593278212
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Published: No Starch Press - September 25th, 2018

Take your creations to the next level with The LEGO Architecture Idea Book! These clever building tips will give you endless inspiration for making your own amazing mansions, castles, houses, spooky shacks, and more.


The LEGO Architect Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781593276133
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Published: No Starch Press - September 1st, 2015

Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!


Time-Saving Techniques for Building Model Railroads Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781627006903
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Published: Kalmbach Media - October 21st, 2019

Building a model railroad ‚"‚€‚" especially a room- or basement-sized layout ‚"‚€‚" takes a lot of time. In his new book, Tony Koester shares many invaluable time-saving tricks he's learned over the decades as an accomplished modeler and author.

Using LDEs (Layout Design Elements) with staging.

Efficient layout construction tips and techniques.


How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery (Model Railroader Books) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780890244708
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Published: Kalmbach Media - October 1st, 2005

One of model railroading's best-known scenery modelers offers new techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale.


Wiring Projects for Your Model Railroad: Wiring & Electronics Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781627005029
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Published: Kalmbach Media - August 1st, 2018

Written by Model Railroader's DCC Corner columnist, Larry Puckett, this all-new book focuses on wiring various accessories and devices on your model railroad in contrast to wiring related to train control.

Sixteen projects are featured, including:

Lighting structure interiors, signs, and scenes.

Installing working crossing gates and flashers.


American Flyer Trains Pocket Price Guide 1946-2021 (Greenbergs Guides) Cover Image
By Eric White (Editor)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781627008037
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Published: Kalmbach Media - August 24th, 2020

Back with its 32nd edition, the American Flyer Pocket Price Guide 1946-2021 is a customer favorite This top-selling reference guide provides current market values for American Flyer S gauge trains and accessories manufactured by A.C. Gilbert and Lionel, as well as trains from contemporary manufacturers like American Models and MTH.