Kalmbach Books...

Discussion in 'Books and reference materials' started by Gary, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    About a month ago, Model Railroader had a special on Kalmbach books. I don't have any modelling books about modelling US railways (railroads...), and the 'monthly special' had Kalmbach books for sale at only $10.99 USD each, normally twice that in the US ($21.99) and between $40.00 and $45.00 each in Oz !

    I decided to splash out and buy five books. These books are a run in a series named 'Model Railroader Guide To Industries'.
    The books I purchased are as follows :
    Milk Trains & Traffic
    Livestock & Meatpacking
    Produce Traffic & Trains
    The Model Railroaders Guide To Grain
    Industries Along The Tracks.

    Plenty of great photos, both early black and white to modern colour. Also some excellent diagrams showing how everything worked from factories, mills, abattoir and quarries to the rail head rail and also the associated wagons used in traffic.

    Just wished I had these books earlier as they would have accompanied my US layout nicely.
    ...and no, I ain't going to be starting again on the layout !

    Cheers, Gary.
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  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Dec 5, 2015
    Looks like we will be getting some posts on wagons and traffic movements

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  3. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Dec 13, 2015
    Great looking books Gary. I purchased a UK set called “Moving the goods,” similar to these. Very useful books with lots of information and photos
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