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The Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks (Model Railroader Books)
by Jeff Wilson
Provides model railroaders with an overview of North American mining, refining, and agricultural operations served by the railroads, and the specific techniques used to model them on a realistic layout of any scale. Jeff Wilson's clear, concise style makes these complex industries easy to understand and model. Numerous photos and illustrations show key structures; the sequ ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Kalmbach Publishing Company
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Because I wanted to create a couple of small industry spurs for my small layout, and because I don’t know much about rail industries at all, I thought it would be helpful to get a book about the industries. Kalmback/Model Railroader produce a 3-volume set called “Industries Along the Tracks,” and this one is volume 1. The book details the grain, coal, oil/gas, produce, automobile manufacture, and meat-packing industries. There are lots of great prototypical pictures, and he covers the full histo ...more