With model railways being more popular today than ever, and with a rapidly widening international range of complete models, kits and parts available, the newcomer is faced with a bewildering choice of equipment and systems. This introductory work presents beginners young and old with a wide-ranging survey of all the more important aspects of this fascinating hobby, looking at British, European and North American equipment and methods, and comparing prototype with model features. It also serves as a valuable reference, with facts, figures and explanations in a crisp, economical style, by an author well versed in practical railway modelling.
The many line illustrations are closely related to the accompanying text, and the detailed photographs show much that can be accomplished in realism and interest. Some of the examples portrayed are simple and inexpensive, while others are intended to encourage those more experienced with developing dedication and skill. Subjects affecting sound construction and efficient operation are dealt with in depth, while off-line scenery, buildings and accessories are described and illustrated at a level which can really being an otherwise static layout to life.
The construction and operation of a model railway is one of the world’s most delightful hobbies. This introduction will hopefully not only add to the number of devotees but will be a book in which to delve, and to return to whenever inspiration flags or skies are grey.
Presents step-by-step techniques to finish, paint, decal and weather railroad models. Introduces the tools, products, and techniques, and guides hobbyists throgh several basic projects, from stripping paint and airbrushing.
Make your railroad more true-to-life -- and interesting -- by adopting realistic operation principles. Covers the history, practice, terminology, and benefits of operating realistically. Guides you through the steps leading to realistic operation, and includes pictorial examples of working model railroads and realistic operating sessions.