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  1. Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning)
    Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning)
    Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning)
    Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning)
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  2. Compact Layout Design (Layout Design and Planning)

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    Customer Ratings (12 reviews)
    Price R487.00

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Compact Layout Design helps modelers integrate all aspects of layout design for compact spaces into one process from benchwork to budgeting. Author Iain Rice presents the material in a practical, conversational tone and aids understanding with his beautiful hand-drawn track plans. The book provides ideas and inspiration to efficiently plan for people, trains, and space.

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Iain Rice
Kalmbach Publishing Company
Kalmbach Publishing Company
colour illustrations
colour illustrations
Kalmbach Publishing Company
Kalmbach Publishing Company
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I should admit up front I'm a bit of a fan of Iain Rice's work. His illustration style of water colors on ink is one of the best layout presentation styles being published today. Of course when another book of his came up I had to pick it up.

Regarding this book, there are a few things to be aware of. As are most Kalmbach books of the last few years, this is a thin soft cover book with the glue typed binding and a glossy cover. The content within could roughly be divided into two parts. The first part covers the concepts of "compact" layout design and the second part is about a half dozen examples of compact layout design. As Iain is a well published author in the model railroading space a fairly decent amount of part one has been published elsewhere. I don't mean to say the content is completely a word-for-word re-print, but many of the ideas aren't exactly new either.

If you've read "Mid-Sized and Manageable" a decent portion of the... Read more
Great ideas for "compact" layouts. I figured the layouts featured would be "small" but they are between small and a large layout. The basic size is about a spare bedroom.

The author provides insights from years of modeling and there are ideas here for people with smaller or larger layouts.
Good comments about small railroading, but didn't learn anything I didn't already know, got some small useful idea's, railroads depicted still look like more medium sized then compact.
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