So I went to my favorite train store near me this past weekend and looked in his pile of books on the floor. I finally found the book I've been looking for since I was a kid back in 1979/1980. I used to check this book out often along with a couple of friends when we were in our early teens. Copyright on the version I found was 1964 and 1978.
I loved the book and haven't seen it since 1980 or so when I was in jr high school (grades 7-8-9).
I've been casually looking for it for a long time. Finally got it this past weekend and was looking forward to perusing it over the weekend.
Oh man, brings back memories of me wishing for stuff that i could never afford back then. And I love looking at the pictures of the cool brass Japanese stuff that I could never afford was awesome. And the trackwork and how to hand lay ties an
There was a whole section that fascinated me. There was one of the earliest attempts at DCC control talked about in the book GE (yes, that GE) had released a system called ASTRAC which was an early command control system that used wireless receivers to allow up to 5 independent engines run on the same track. Fascinating how far we have come!
Just had to share my little story of how cool it was to find this book that I haven't seen in 40 years and get to look through it again!