Getting Started With LEGO Trains

Getting Started With LEGO Trains
Jacob H. McKee
March 2004, 120 pp.
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Here's everything you need to know to build LEGO® trains, from setting up train tracks to building custom freight cars. LEGO insider, Jacob H. McKee, shares some of his most fascinating and original train designs, while including descriptive articles on basic building techniques, plus high-quality building instructions for several different projects. Veteran LEGO trains fanatics and curious beginners alike will find this book the easiest way to get started with LEGO trains.

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Author Bio 

Jacob H. McKee is a well-known figure in the LEGO trains community and the LEGO Community Development Manager for North America. Jacob has worked on more than 400 websites and countless community projects, including the official LEGO Trains website ( He has been building LEGO creations since he was a young boy.

Table of contents 

Part One
Ch 1: Introduction
Ch 2: Fundamentals

Part Two: Projects
Ch 3: Train-Building Basics
Ch 4: GP-38 Locomotive
Ch 5: Old-Style Refrigerator Car
Ch 6: Intermodal Container Car
Ch 7: Track Layouts

App A: Railroad Terminology
App B: Where to Buy LEGO Trains


"I recommend it to anyone who is interested in designing and building their own Lego train locomotives and carriages. The readable, simple style and clear build instructions make it enjoyable for quite young readers and older, more dedicated builders will appreciate the design tips."
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