N gauge is the most rapidly expanding of all the model railway formats and if you want to take advantage of its huge potential, then this is the book for you. The author explains exactly what N gauge is, its history, its advantages and some of its possible disadvantages. He begins with a train set and progresses through choosing a prototype and designing a layout, to a practical demonstration of how to build a baseboard, to designs for open-topped baseboards and fiddle yards.
Richard Bardsley is an experienced layout builder and show exhibitor in N gauge and 00 gauge. He has written over fifty railway-modelling articles and for over twelve years he has been the editor of the bi-monthly N Gauge Society Journal, as well as being a member of the Society's management committee. Richard demonstrates and promotes N gauge model railways at shows and also designs and produces his own N gauge wagon kits. This is Richard's second book for Crowood, his first being the highly acclaimed Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in Small Spaces.