Compiled from Model Railroader, this book includes intriguing ideas from a variety of experts on creating realistic ground cover, trees, bushes, rocks, water, and other scenery details. Full of outstanding photos, diagrams, and instructions and is ideal for beginning model railroaders.
This addition to MBI's successful "toy train" installments in the Enthusiast Color Series examines how Lionel for the last 25 years has weathered increased competition, survived numerous ownership changes, adopted improved production techniques, and utilized computer technology to remain an American icon. From the auspices of cereal giant General Mills, to be the sometimes criticized but always pragmatic ownership of Richard Kughn, and finally on to the formation of Lionel LLC, the last quarter-century of Lionel's business and products are examined in detail.
The art of history in motion, with the thrill only motorcycles can bring! Between these covers is a spectacular collection of clockwork motorcyles from Europe, Japan, and America. The beauty and complexity of these early toy designs is matched only by their extreme rarity, making this reference book a truly special edition for collectors of all levels. See police chases, stunt riders, elegant cruisers, and spacemen, all with fantastic motorcycles that are ready to roar into action! In addition to current market pricing, this book allows the reader an opportunity to view and become acquainted with the world's finest toy motorcycle designs.
Volume 1 of the Diesel Modeler’s Guide starts off with a look at the NW2 and the roads that used them. The pages that follow provide the reader with useful prototype information as well as tips, techniques and insights from noted modelers on a variety of locomotives from roads across the continent. All of the articles were originally published in 1994 and 1995 issues of Model Railroading magazine. The articles have been grouped by railroad and compiled to provide a handy reference guide for the diesel modeler.
Taken from the pages of Model Railroading magazine, the articles Volume 2 provide a cross-sectional look at prototypes from all regions of the country, from some of the earliest Fs to the most modern power on today’s roads. This volume’s Special Section takes a look at General Electric’s Dash 9-44CW, and provides both prototype information and useful modeling ideas. All of the articles were originally published in MRG between July 1994 and May 1996.