Wild Swan Publishing

Wild Swan produce a range of specialist titles
covering railway histories and railway modelling
Wild Swan Plastic Bodied Locomotives Book by Tim Shackleton
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Wild Swan Modelling with Plastic Structure Kits by Iain Rice 0906867711
A newly revised and enlarged 2014 edition of this book on the construction, alteration and detailing of plastic structures.
Subtitled 'Getting the Best from the Willsa dn Ratio Ranges' accomplished modeller and layout designer Iain Rice sets out to demonstrate the use and adaptation of kits from the Wills range. He describes effective methods for customising, detailing, painting and finishing models in an easy-to-read format illustrated with sketches and photo sequences.
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Geoff Kent starts a useful guide to building, upgrading and detailing 4mm scale wagons for OO, EM and P4/S4 gauges.

This book covers open wagons, including traffic, mineral and hopper types to many different designs. Geoff demonstrates how to use and modify kits to create accurate models of wagons to slightly different designs or for special purposes. Prototype photographs are used to show how wagons really looked and most interestingly, just how small a 16-ton pile of iron ore really is.
86 pages of useful project ideas and practical demonstrations described and illustrated.

This series is recommended for 4mm scale wagon builders, helping you build a distinctive and unique models from plastic and metal kits, progressing to 'kit bashing' and straightforward scratch building projects to model specific prototypes. The projects and techniques can easily be transferred into other scales, making the series a very useful reference for modellers working in other scales to create realistic wagons.

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We regret that this book has been advised as temporarily out of print.

Barry Norman takes you to the very beginning of the layout building process in this book, written as a guide to the design of a sucessful and satisfying model railway layout. He discusses and explains the factors to be considered at each stage, from ideas and prototype choice to finalizing a track plan and scenic setting.

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Wild Swan LMS Lineside Handbook Part One - Anderson & Twells 9781905184316
The LMS Lineside Handbook provides the LMS modeller with an extensively illustrated reference to the stations, buildings, signage and lineside equipment of the LMS railway.

Part one covers stations, crossings, station lamps, nameboards and a vast range of signage is visible in context. Several structures are illustrated with photographs and drawings providing a sample of small station buildings, station canopys with details of brackets and footbridges. These can easily be adapted  by the modeller to suit their own layout while retaining the essential 'house style'.

112 pages, A4 format, softback.
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A comprehensive guide to replicating the effects of age, weather, wear and tear on railway rolling stock and buildings. Starting with a discussion of materials and techniques, chapters are included covering the weathering of steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches and goods wagons. Practical projects are described in the text with illustrations showing prototype and models being created using the techniques used.

126 pages. Soft cover.

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An excellent reference book for scenery and landscape construction for model railways. Full of ideas and methods, plus the tips and tricks used on many awe-inspiring layouts to create an effective scenic setting.
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A high quality pictorial album illustrating the railway and traffic of the 1950s and 1960s in an area of great importance to the Great Western and later Western Region of British Railways. Includes large scale OS map extracts which show the huge scale of the steam age railway in this busy area.
Author - John Hodge. 100 pages. Hardback
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Further coverage of this main line from the busy yards of Severn Tunnel Junction to Ebbw Junction on the West of Newport. Superb photographs coupled with large scale OS map extracts to the same high quality as part 1
Author - John Hodge. 116 pages. Hardback
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More superb photography as John describes and illustrates the section of main line closest to his home, from west of Cardiff (covered in part 1) on through St Fagans to Bridgend. As with all the books in this series, the traffic and trains running off the main line onto branches and industries are also well featured.
Author - John Hodge. 100 pages. Hardback.
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