A Guide For Beginners in Model Railways

The “Guide for Beginners in Model Railways” is an in-house publication supplied as part of the “kit” sent to all new members of the Association except family members. The Guide contains introductory “How To” articles related to the hobby of Railway Modelling or Model Railroading (as the hobby is also known).

The Guide has been printed in-house by the Victorian Branch (Vicprint) team who are also responsible for the printing of the AMRA Journal.

A Guide For Beginners in Model Railways covers the following topics at an introductory level.

Loco 7A photographed in 1993 at Menzies Creek by Stuart Pattison.

Loco 7A photographed in 1993 at Menzies Creek
by Stuart Pattison.

  • Space and Cost
  • Gauge
  • Scale
  • Publications
  • Location of Layout
  • Layout Design
  • Layout Support
  • Track
  • Points
  • Controllers
  • Control Panels
  • Track Electrical Systems
  • Basic Layout Design and Wiring
  • Model Railway Wiring
  • Signalling
  • Rolling Stock
  • Couplings
  • Scenery and Structures
  • The Plaster Method
  • Grass
  • Ballast
  • Hints on Modelling Australian Scenery
  • Trees
  • How to paint Backdrops
  • Glossary

To find out how to get your copy of “A Guide for Beginners in Model Railways” see how to join.

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