Getting started in Railway Modelling is daunting enough, and there are numerous mistakes that can be easily avoided when planning, constructing and purchasing items for model railway layouts. As a relatively experienced modeller, I’ve lost count of the number of silly mistakes I’ve made over the years! But there’s on thing I have learned over the past 30 years of railway modelling, and that’s always keep a couple of good railway modelling books on your shelf to refer to whenever you’re planning a new layout, reworking sections, creating scenery or even fault finding.
There are many good books out there, but some are of course better than others. Many give you full, detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to tackle many of the most common areas of Model Train Layout construction, complete with detailed photos so you know exactly what to do.
Here are some of my favourites: