Basic DCC Wiring for your Model Railway

Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This how-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, track wiring, cab bus wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. Written by Mike Polsgrove, Model Railroader’s columnist on DCC.

Setrack Plan Book OO/HO

A comprehensive set of plans to guide you in planning your model railway.

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Books - Railway Modelling

Code Description Image Price A$
AT-0012 Complete Atlas Wiring Book $11.00
AT-0011 HO Layouts for Every Space $11.00
AT-0013 Seven Step by Step HO Railroads $11.00
AT-0014 HO King Size Plan Book $17.50
AT-0009 Beginners Guide to HO Model Railroad $9.45
AT-0006 Introduction to N Scale Model R/Road No Image Available $9.45
AT-0007 Nine N Scale Railroads $11.45
AT-0104 Atlas Track Catalogue N,HO,O No Image Available $10.00
BMFBOOK How to Use Bare Metal Foil No Image Available $6.55
PSYH020 DCC Decoder Installation No Image Available $4.20
KAL-12417 The DCC Guide

Digital Command Control (DCC) is the latest improvement in electrical operation of model trains, but it’s so much more. DCC can help model trains take advantage of all the new features in modern model trains like realistic sound and smoother switching and running. This comprehensive, all-new volume helps modelers get the most out of DCC with diagrams and photos showing how DCC works, from wiring, to installing and setting decoders in running equipment, to throttle units. The DCC Guide presents an overview of the product lines available and helps modelers select the right system for their plans.

KAL-12012 101 Track Plans for Model Rail Roaders

Easy-to-use plans in every size, shape and scale -- from tiny card-table layouts to giant garage-size railroads. Demonstrates how to design a railroad to fit any space, shows how to convert plans to N, HO, S, and O scales.

KAL-12121 HO Railroad from Start to Finish No Image Available $30.00
KAL-12136 How to build dioramas No Image Available $40.50
KAL-12145 N scale Model Railroad that grows No Image Available $30.00
KAL-12231 Realistic Model Rail Road Operation

Make your railroad more true-to-life - and interesting - by adopting realistic operation principles. Covers the history, practice, terminology, and benefits of operating realistically. Guides you through the steps leading to realistic operation, and includes pictorial examples of working model railroads and realistic operating sessions.

KAL-12247 Basic Painting & Weathering ModelRl

Presents step-by-step techniques to finish, paint, decal, and weather railroad models. Introduces the tools, products, and techniques, and guides hobbyists through several basic projects, from stripping paint to airbrushing. 250 step-by-step color photos help you get started quickly.

KAL-12412 Basic Wiring for Model Railroaders $30.20
KAL-12243 The New Scenery Tips & Techniques No Image Available $30.20
KAL-12257 Guide to Realistic Painting & Finis No Image Available $25.65
KAL-GFM2003 Classic Scale Modelling 2003 No Image Available $3.50
KAL-10003 Building Your First Model Railway $21.40
KAL-12426 How to Use an Airbrush 2nd Ed $35.50
KAL-12452 Model Railroad Bridges & Trestles No Image Available $32.30
KAL-12148 Track Planning Realistic Operation 3

Provides step-by-step design techniques and track planning tips to save model railroaders time, money, and headaches. This must-have book also covers aspects of prototype freight and passenger operations, route design, and contemporary railroading.

KAL-12194 Scenery for your Model Railroad

Create a more realistic scene behind and around your model railroad! This book shows you how, from ground cover and rockwork, to trees, water, and more. Learn the finishing touches that give a railroad character. Includes photos of models and prototype scenes for inspiration.

KAL-12197 Basic Model Railroading - Getting Started No Image Available $27.20
KAL-12207 Easy Model Railroad Wiring 2nd Ed No Image Available $33.50
KAL-12216 How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery

One of model railroading's best-known scenery modelers offers new techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale. Featuring today's newest products and equipment, this third edition of one of Kalmbach's top-sellers will attract modelers with contemporary images of diesel locomotives and urban settings, plus updates to Dave's trademark scenery “recipes.” Hundreds of photographs bring the techniques to life and make it easy for modelers to get started quickly.Includes new chapters on Western scenery and desert modeling, and city scenery and urban settingsIdeal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced modelers planning a layout

KAL-12254 Basic Trackwork for Model Railroader

Using a step-by-step photographic approach, this book offers proven, easy-to-follow techniques for installing of sturdy trackwork, including fitting the roadbed, laying sectional or flexible track, and finishing the track with lineside details. Also covers installing turnouts, cleaning and maintaining trackwork, and other special techniques suitable for a layout of any size or scale.

KAL-12466 Starter Track Plans for Model Railroaders

Simple, affordable, straightforward – the track plans in Starter Track Plans for Model Railroaders have one thing in common – they’re eminently buildable. Perfect for small spaces and beginner layouts, this mix of HO and N scale track plans emphasizes simplicity, flexibility and interesting operation.

KAL-12462 Mountain Railroading No Image Available $27.75
KAL-12433 Essential Model Railroad Scenery Techniques

A comprehensive how-to guide for constructing the most common forms of scenery: mountains, deserts, lakes and streams, and rural and town scenes.

KAL-12458 Done in a Day

More than a dozen easy weathering and detailing projects will show you how to add realism to rolling stock and locomotives. Well-illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions make this book suitable for beginning model railroaders.

KAL-12447 Introduction to Model Railroading No Image Available $27.75
KAL-12457 Building Structures for YourGarden Railway No Image Available $30.60
KAL-12258 Basic Structure Modeling for Model Railroaders

Learn the reasons for including structures on your layout, then select and build the your own! Photo-driven projects demonstrate the tools, materials, and techniques used when modeling plastic or wood structures. Offers techniques for realistic finishing, including painting, weathering, sign making, interior detailing, and more.

KAL-12456 Modelling 50s Glory Years of Rail No Image Available $27.75
KAL-12448 Basic DCC Wiring for your Model Railroad

Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This how-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, track wiring, cab bus wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. Written by Mike Polsgrove, Model Railroader’s columnist on DCC.

KAL-12242 DCC Made Easy No Image Available $22.65
PSYH017 Introducing DCC No Image Available $3.25
KAL-12434 Design & Building Multi Deck Model Railroads

Acquire more space and longer towns and runs with multiple decks. Tony Koester walks you through design, options, lighting and wiring considerations, the where and when sequence, as well as the all-important construction techniques.

KAL-12443 101 MoreTrack Plans For Model R/R

Featuring plans from Model Railroader magazine from three decades, each of the 101 track plans has a newly written, informational description of the design. The track plans range in size from simple 4 x 8 foot and smaller layouts to room- and garage-sized showpieces, with the majority focusing on mid-size layouts.

KAL-12460 Model Railroad From Prototype To Layout No Image Available $30.60
PSTPOO Setrack Plan Book OO/HO $9.00
P-IN1 Setrack Planbook N

From small ovals with a couple of sidings and simple end-to-end layouts, through to large mainline railways. There's even a multi-operator track plan for the really ambitions.

P-SYH01 Layout Planning and Design $2.00
P-SYH02 Building Baseboards $2.00
P-SYH03 Laying The Track $2.00
P-SYH04 Wiring The Layout - First Steps $3.95
P-SYH05 Wiring The Layout - Advanced Part 2 $3.95
P-SYH06 Making a Start OO/HO $2.00
P-SYH07 Making a Start in N Gauge $2.00
P-SYH08 Building OO Garden Layout $0.90
P-SYH13 Modelling The Landscape $2.00
P-SYH14 Detailling The Landscape $2.00
P-SYH15 Adding The Background $2.00
P-SYH16 Creating The Backscene $2.00
P-SYH17 Introducing DCC $3.00
P-SYH18 Railway Modelling Outdoors Large Scale $2.00
P-SYH19 Railway Modelling Outdoors Large Scale $2.00
P-SYH20 DCC Decoder Installation $4.00
P-SYH21 Wiring The Layout Part 3 $3.95