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LEGO® trains – concepts and techniques for realistic models

Highslide JS
My book: LEGO® Eisenbahn – Konzepte und Techniken für realistische Modelle

LEGO® Eisenbahn – Konzepte und Techniken für realistische Modelle

… is the name of my first LEGO hobby related book.

The title means "LEGO® trains – concepts and techniques for realistic models". Sorry, currently this book is only available in German.

But drop me a line if you would love to see a English translation in your own book shelf.

Huw from brickset.com has written a little review about this book which can be found here.

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Highslide JS
My book: LEGO® Eisenbahn – Konzepte und Techniken für realistische Modelle

Table of contents

  • Introduction
    • About this book
    • Importants hints before you start
  • Systems
    • Blue era – 4,5 volt and 12 volt
      • Description
      • Power concept
      • Track concept
      • Typical elements
      • Seen from a today’s perspective
    • Gray era – 4,5 volt and 12 volt
      • Description
      • Power concept
      • Track concept
      • Remote controll accessory
      • Typical elements
      • Seen from a today’s perspective
    • 9 volt system
      • Description
      • Power concept
      • Track concept
      • Typical elements
      • The end of the era
      • Seen from a today’s perspective
    • RC system (Remote Control)
      • Description
      • Power concept
      • Track concept
      • Typical elements
      • Seen from a today’s perspective
    • Power Functions system
      • Description
      • Power concept
      • Track concept
      • Typical elements
      • Seen from a today’s perspective
    • Other LEGO track systems
  • Basic principles
    • Building material – the stuff dreams are made of
    • Building techniques
      • Geometry of LEGO bricks
      • SNOT – Building in all directions
      • Offset – Building with misalignments
      • Building with odd numbers
      • Microstriping – now it gets sophisticated
      • Textures
      • Diverted use of elements
  • Model making
    • Squaring the circle
    • Scale
    • 6-wide, 7-wide, 8-wide … or more?
    • Train wheels
    • Power and control
    • Trucks and bogies
      • Trucks with fixed axles
      • Bogies
      • Jakobs bogie
      • Steam engine carriage
    • Coupling and buffers
    • Structures
    • Track layout
      • Large curves with straight track segments
      • Rails from me-models
      • Ballasting
      • BlueBrick – plan your layout
  • Design
    • Develop your own models
    • Bombardier double deck coaches for the Regional-Express
    • Siemens-Vectron electric engine
    • Steam engine BR 10
  • Inspirations
    • Modern high speed train
      • Building instruction – waggon
      • Building instruction – steering car
      • Add the Power Functions train motor
      • Alternative designs for the front window
    • Steam engine BR 80 with open freight waggons (with building instructions)
    • Swiss "Crocodile" (Be 6/8) (with building instructions)
    • Old passenger waggon (with building instructions)
  • Appendix
    • Terms and abbreviations from the LEGO universe
    • Buying LEGO elements
  • Index