I got another book. How To Build a Switching Layout by Lance Mindheim. It adds to my collection of Mindheims books.
As the others, the layout of the text is not the best for readability and you get not very much text for the buck. But it is not the quantity that counts, it is the quality. And quality it has. It is condensed to the basics you need to know. I love the Mindheim’s photography and these pictures are one of the reasons for my passion for american railroads.
There are dozens of solutions for every single task in building a model railroad layout. For a beginner like me, it is hard to pick the one to go for. Thus I will certainly use a lot of this book as a guide while building my layout. I think this will be fun!