Lionel Train Corporation's official illustrated "Model Railroading" Book , 1950 first edition, authored by its editorial staff, and with an introduction by the Chairman of the Board.
256 pages of comprehensive information and instructions on every aspect of building your own model railroading layout, complete with black and white photos, diagrams, and schematics.
Twenty chapters on such topics as adding electrical wiring to your model railroad layout; the history of railroads in America; the three major railroads (New York Central, Pennsylvania, and the Santa Fe); the "short-line railroads; and the pros and cons of joining a model railroad club. There are also five appendices, including: Engine Whistle Signals: Communication Signals: Train Marker Lights: Hand Flag and Lamp Signals: and a Glossary of Railroad Terms. SEE ATTACHED photos of the complete Table of Contents.
First edition Bantam paperback (2nd Printing), copyright 1950. 256 total page volume is 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 1".
PHOTO NOTE: The washed out texture to some of the images is a photo distortion, altering the sharper textures of the images in the actual book. Photos also tend to exaggerate the prominence of lightly soiled spots and sun faded areas, as well as the size and texture of small creases and flaws, all of which are much less noticeable in person.
CONDITION NOTE: LOOK AT PHOTOS CAREFULLY. The book interior is complete, and in good condition but well-used, with a few dog-eared pages. The front and back covers are also complete, but with creases and marks here and there, and a partial hand-printed label in the front top-right corner. Separated spine has been repaired. The pages are currently attached, but the binding is brittle with age. Any significant defects in the covers are visible in the photos.
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