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Model Railroading in Small Spaces (Model Railroader) Paperback – October, 1997
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Model Railroading in Small Spaces may have been written a long time ago, because there is no reference to z scale (1:220) which is a great way to get a lot of "train action" in a small space and came out in 1972. There is also no reference to wiring for digital or light weight composite material (honeycomb).
The feel of the book is that of assembled from magazine articles. Pictures are all in black and white, the diagrams and descriptions seem to be enough to build the layouts and some of the chapters spend more time on landscaping than others. The latter seems redundant and off topic to me and should be limited to only one sentence: Don't make your mountains too high.
This book did not fulfill my needs and as you may have guessed. There is no reference to the modern layout or module building materials/styles (insulating foam, honeycomb core, I-beam etc) and none to wiring for digital (which may be so easy that no mention needs to be made)
Maybe this book should be re-titled or rewritten. How about: Decades old Ideas on Space Saving Model Railroad Carpentry.... too long you say? Guess they will just have to rewrite it.
The layout designs in itself are on beginners level, not much inovative.
Maybe I misunderstood the purpose of the book.