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Here's what you'll discover in "The Ultimate Guide to Model Trains" Book:

* How to create stunning terrain in your scenery with these 3 simple techniques...

* 3 little known, yet simple ways to understanding all about scales and gauges...

* Secret of train tracks that few people ever know about...

* 3 proven steps to running mutiple trains on one track...

* 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to build your own benchwork...

* WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to wiring...

* You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to avoid derailing problems...

* 6 time tested and proven strategies for laying out train tracks...

* When to add onto your set with locomotives and rolling stock...

* 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for building the best layouts for your scenery...

* A pennies on the dollar approach to finding model train parts...

* How often to do general maintenance on your model trains and tracks...

* How to recognize different train scales such as G, O, HO, N and more...

* The once famous but forgotten secret that instantly allows you to create depth within your landscapes...

and much more !

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* WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to wiring...
lacking. i can think of many more dangerous thing when it comes to electrics

* Secret of train tracks that few people ever know about...
just because you don't know about them doesn't mean other people don't.

* You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to avoid derailing problems...
let me save everyone on this forum those couple couple minutes. its dead simple actually.
don't make it so your trains derail and you will solve any derailing problems. done!

* How to recognize different train scales such as G, O, HO, N and more...
* 3 little known, yet simple ways to understanding all about scales and gauges...
little known? 3 ways?
besides the fact this kind of stuff belongs in oprha or cosmopolitam waste of paper mags , do you really think that i need a guide to distinguish between scales.



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but thanks for a few entertaining moments. i especially for
* How to create stunning terrain in your scenery with these 3 simple techniques...
let me elaborate on those. the approach would be the famous:
Stop. Think About it. Hold that thought.
 

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Anton...ya busted my bubble...after 35 years in the hobby, I truly though I had found the wellspring of modeling wisdom that would take my work to the next level...alas...sigh...groan...my quest continues...
 

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You mean....I wasted my money?:laugh::laugh::laugh:

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Okay....I went to Amazon and checked out the book as best I could. I read some of the excerpts provided.

This guy is very good...at making a living. I'd be surprised if he's ever seen a model train. He has a glossary that has one or two items per alphabet letter: for example, "B" is for "ballast". Clever guy, this Romeo. He also assured me that I could be wearing the bib overalls and the pin-striped gray hat in no time, if I just bought his book.
 

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:( and there i was finally hoping to find an answer to * When to add onto your set with locomotives and rolling stock....
i so wanted to add onto my set with some locomotives, but i just don't know when. nor do i understand what he actually meant by saying this...



its great that one can just go out, fork some cash and publish a book. but i sure hope less people actually did it...
 

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---WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to wiring...

1. Do not place tongue on live rails.

2. Under no circumstances should you wire your layout directly to 110vac.

3. Soldering is dangerous and should only be performed by a qualified electrician.
 

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i just "looked inside" in the amazon thing as well. Reck, i didn't find the page with reference, looks like someone read you comment ... but other then that - goodness.
reading the glamorous but poorly constructed introduction (i'm not the best writer myself but thats why i don't publish anything) that takes 3 pages out of 76 page "book". of which 12 are dedicated to lacking glossary... but no way to read the substance.

and the up beat comments of the 2 revieweres. is it me or they seem to be written in same tone as the introduction?

looking in the bio of the author:
"I'm a Business Man, Real Estate Investor, Wealth Coach and Book Writer." not a model railroader though. pretty much explains everything.
 

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Man.....you guys are rough.

And you didn't even welcome him to the site.:D
 

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LOL ! Hi Guys... No problem for your rough reviews!
I think you're correct ... it's a very basic little book... and you're miles away
and I'm just a spare-time book publisher/writer ...

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Good to see you can take it well:thumbsup:...books like this are often given as premiums in hobby magazines and so are easy targets for old fogies like me. Now, if you can find some old school model railroading books and articles that are now in the public domain and do quality reprints, I'll be one of the first in line.:thumbsup:
 

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i have no problem with anyone publishing a book to cover an niche or covering something that is uncovered. you however not pursuing the goal of expanding MRR knowledge. there are plenty of good books on market already. and yours is not needed as it just dilutes this knowledge. with such ambitious title, its just looking for someone to make a mistake and buy it.

tell me, what makes you believe that your little book is anywhere near being "Ultimate"?
 

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exactly. doesn't mater that your book is of minimal benefit, all you care is for it to sell. do everybody a favor, stick to your ultimate guides about growing hamsters, mastiffs and panic attacs.
Tank,
You forgot the k in attacks.

Maybe it would be worth 99 cents? :rolleyes:
For a newbie?:laugh:

That's 99 cents plus free shipping now!:D

Think about it Ropulus what 99 cents times 500,00 equals. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
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