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.
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.
A comprehensive guide to replicating the effects of age, weather, wear and tear on railway rolling stock and buildings.Â Starting with a discussion ofÂ materials and techniques, chapters are included covering the weatheringÂ of steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches and goods wagons.Â Practical projects are described in the text with illustrations showing prototype and models being created usingÂ the techniques used.
126 pages. Soft cover.