This invaluable, well-illustrated book, written by a professional modeller, describes landscape modelleing from a new perspective. It explains in detail how to design and construct a model railway in a convincing and pleasing landscape. The author has always considered that model railway dioramas are an art form and the aim of this book is to help the modeller create true-to-life landscapes.Covers inportant aspects of all stages of construction, including building satisfactory baseboards, topography and ground cover, modelling lakes and waterfalls and making realistic trees.Briming with helpful advice and tipsWritten by an acknowledged expert who firmly believes that authentic scenic modelling is essential in creating the perfect backdrop, enabling model locomotives and rolling stock to be displayed convincingly.Well illustrated with over 200 photographs in full colour.
John Parkinson is a self-confessed scenery nut. While for many people the tracks and trains are the most important element of a model railway layout John revels in creating the scenic environment, which is complemented by the trains running through it. With all his layouts his aim is to make a scene that gels, that looks like a composite whole and is full of atmosphere.
In his entertaining narrative he describes how he has developed his modelling skills and shares the techniques he has used for almost 30 years for his many popular, compact, small scale exhibition layouts. Covering baseboard construction and creating the scenic 'hard shell', hints on representing natural terrain, foliage, water, buildings, bridges, tunnels and the like to detailing and finishing touches - all illustarted by more than 185 colour photographs - this book is sure to inspire and instruct in equal measure.
A5 128pp paperback
If you are planning an N Gauge project this book serves to provide you with the information and guidance you need to get started. 120 pages fully illustrated.Features include: • Inspirational Layouts • Using DCC in N • Step by Step Modelling Features • Project layouts • N gauge Track Plans you can build • Introduction to British and Overseas N Gauge Modelling and Much More.
Hornby's new 'Step-By-Step Guide to Railway Modelling' CD-Rom is the perfect resource to establish, evolve and complement your hobby skills - whether you are starting out, an enthusiast or an experienced modeller.
The CD-Rom includes chapters on 'Where Do I Start', 'Baseboards and Track', 'Buildings and Scenics', 'Wiring the Layout' and 'Taking Stock'.
This innovative CD-Rom, produced by modelling experts, adopts a simple step-by-step approach, providing advice, explaining methods and demonstrating techniques by walking you logically through key tasks and activities.
PC Specification Minimum Pentium 2 600MHz, 64Mb RAM (128Mb with Windows XP) 20Mb disk space, 16Mb graphics card, SoundBlaster 128 compatible sound card, 16x CD-Rom drive, Windows 98 or later.MAC specification Minimum G3 700MHz, 128Mb RAM, 20Mb disk space, 16Mb graphics card, 16x CD-Rom drive, OS 9 or OS X.
This handy guide to narrow gauge modelling includes an overview of British narrow gauge history. It explains the basics of the 009 scale and includes 5 layout plans based on prototype locations, an overview of the ready to run items currently available and some helpful hints on kit building locomotive and rolling stock kits.
The Peco 'Shows You How' series of booklets give practical, clearly laid out information and instruction on a wide range of model railway topics. This booklet looks at the construction of a smaller scale (0 Gauge or smaller) layout in the great outdoors, giving practical advice on planning and building a railway outdoors. See our booklet Railway Modelling Outdoors in the Larger Scales (No 19) for outdoor railways in scales larger than 0 Gauge.
The Peco 'Shows You How' series of booklets give practical, clearly laid out information and instruction on a wide range of model railway topics. This booklet looks at the different types of baseboard construction, and how to build a firm, reliable baseboard for your layout illustrated by helpful photographs and drawings.
The Peco 'Shows You How' series of booklets give practical, clearly laid out information and instruction on a wide range of model railway topics. This booklet looks at the installation of the Peco 00 Overhead Catenary system; it is included in the Catenary Mast pack (Ref LC-100) as the Instruction and Installation Manual.
The Wills Craftsman series kits have been available for many years and offer an attractive and adaptable range of building models to create realistic scenes for layouts.The embossed plastic sheets supplied in the kits are not pre-cut, but often have outline markings showing where doors and windows can be created and the builder needs to cut these sheets to match the building plans. This represents a little more work than a standard plastic kit, but the investment of time and effort is rewarded with a characterful building which can easily be customised during building, rather than only being able to construct the model the kits is designed to recreate.
This 'Shows You How' booklet focuses on the techniques required to successfully achieve a model to be proud of. It discusses methods used to cut and shape the plastic parts, guides the reader through the stages of construction and offers advice on how to paint and finish-off the model, turning it into a building of distinction.
The Peco 'Shows You How' series of booklets give practical, clearly laid out information and instruction on a wide range of model railway topics. With a number of well-illustrated step-by-step articles, backed up with helpful text, this booklet explains how to upgrade a modeller's favourite engine. Subjects covered include renaming & renumbering, upgrading moulded details, adding crew figures, and detail painting and weathering.
The Peco 'Shows You How' series of booklets give practical, clearly laid out information and instruction on a wide range of model railway topics. This booklet looks at the construction of a larger scale (0 Gauge and larger) layout in the great outdoors, giving practical advice on planning and building a railway outdoors. See our booklet Railway Modelling Outdoors in the Smaller Scales (No 18) for outdoor railways in scales up to 0 Gauge.
The Peco 'Shows You How' series of booklets give practical, clearly laid out information and instruction on a wide range of model railway topics. This booklet gives easy to follow instructions and diagrams on the wiring relating to Electrofrog turnouts, including 3 way turnouts, long crossings and single and double slips. For more information on layout wiring, see our booklets Wiring the Layout Part 1 (No 4) and Part 2 (No 5).
976-57 Making Rural Buildings for Model Railways
This invaluable, well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those who are interested in developing their modelling skills and creating realistic models of country houses, cottages and farm buildings for their railway layouts. The author encourages and inspires the reader and, moreover, emphasizes that railway modellers can achieve their objectives without purchasing expensive materials. Indeed, all the materials recommended in the book are either recycled or can be obtained quite cheaply.
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Information on road vehicles can be difficult to obtain, in this book Ian Morton describes the ranges which are available in scales suited to model railway use, before moving on to more advanced projects. The detailing of road scense is covered, including road signage and registration areas. Next the modification and detailing of vehicles is covered, making unique models from readily available stock, before the powered and guided roadway systems are described, making model vehicles move!
80 pages, softback.
Paul Bason provides a practical guide to the construction of lineside buildings from many eras using popular ranges ofÂ kits. This includes card kits from Metcalfe and Superquick, plastic kits by Dapol, Ratio and Wills. Paul then moves on to the use of whitemetal and etched brass.
Simple techniques allow you to modify and finish readily available kits to a high standard.
The latest track plans book includes full details of the Hornby track system and accessories, track mat and track packs along with wiring guidance for both analogue DC and Digital or DCC control systems.
The track plans have been divided into sections, starting with a number of suggestions for extensions to the track mat layout supplied with Hornby train sets. Further sections cover 'modules' for stations, yardsï¿½and train storage or fiddle yards which can be linked together to form a larger layout. The book is completed with a selection of layout plans from compact circular layouts, through double-track mainlines in miniature to large, room or garage sizedï¿½layouts with several stations, mainlines and branch lines.