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Thomas Klimoski's new book
« on: September 23, 2021, 03:37:45 PM »
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I just finished Thomas Klimoski's new book: "Building The Right-Sized Layout: Designing and operating a small switching layout"

https://www.thomasklimoski.com/book



I cannot say enough good stuff about it. And I say that not only because he has a section talking about http://traincrew.conrail1285.com/, but also because, despite the title, I think it's a fantastic treatise on modern thoughts on layout construction and operation. Even though it claims to focus on smaller layouts, it's contents are really worth checking out even if you're @C855B .

He doesn't necessarily introduce anything new and earth shaking in it, but he DOES a fantastic job of pulling together much of the modern thinking that's floating around when it comes to these topics.

It's well worth the ~$20 from your favorite hobby retailer.

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Re: Thomas Klimoski's new book
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2021, 03:48:07 PM »
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Nice, will definitely have to track this down...
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Re: Thomas Klimoski's new book
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2021, 04:14:15 PM »
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Oh, sure, Ed!  I read that book only to find out that I built the wrong-sized layout, and a $20.00 book turns into five more years and thousands of dollars of layout destruction/construction.  :D

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Re: Thomas Klimoski's new book
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2021, 04:44:38 PM »
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With a Georgia Northeastern themed layout. Might have to take a look at buying this one.

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Re: Thomas Klimoski's new book
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 05:47:19 PM »
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With a Georgia Northeastern themed layout. Might have to take a look at buying this one.

Definitely.

He's got a great Youtube channel too: https://www.thomasklimoski.com/videos

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Re: Thomas Klimoski's new book
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 05:47:42 PM »
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Oh, sure, Ed!  I read that book only to find out that I built the wrong-sized layout, and a $20.00 book turns into five more years and thousands of dollars of layout destruction/construction.  :D

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Re: Thomas Klimoski's new book
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2021, 09:31:45 PM »
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You know everyone here will be happy to tell you that for free.

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! 

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