Wild Swan Creating Cameo Layouts - Iain Rice Cameo
Wild Swan Publishing - Creating Cameo Layouts by Iain Rice
Cameo layouts are designed to depict one small scene providing both a setting for the display of trains and an interesting operational layout. Careful design will result in a satisfying model railway within a surprisingly small footprint.
A definite suggested read for modellers who have a new ready to run O gauge loco!
"A well crafted miniature in a complimentary setting" is the sense in which Cameo is being considered here, or as Iain goes on to say; a layout that does not require a dedicated site, is easy to move and store, doesn't look out of place in a domestic setting and is a breeze to take to exhibitions. Rather more than the arguably overdone "shunting plank" in a new suit of MDF, these small self contained layouts really can offer an objective in their own right, and need not be mere substitutes for something bigger. I think Iain argues his case very convincingly, backing up his concept with a wealth of practical experience and numerous useful techniques and ideas, all properly set into the context of finescale modelling since the mid 1980s. As a reader I really felt I "owned" this book and as am now highly motivated to create my own interpretation of a cameo. I hope this book will make other readers feel the same and maybe even result in some of us creating satisfying model railways which will deliver heavily in the fruits of success and enjoyment. This perhaps instead of pursuing grandiose schemes, which are in reality unlikely to produce many crates of lemons for the amount of effort they may well involve...
Author : Iain Rice 120 pages Softback 2017