This fascinating and detailed book is essential reading for all those railway modellers who wish to build their own wagons and vans.
After examining the types of modelling materials that are available and discussing the basic tools that are required, the author demonstrates how the modeller can move on from building simple kits to constructing more complicated kits in a variety of materials, including plastic, white metal and brass. He then considers how kits can be detailed, converted and significantly modified (often referred to as 'kit bashing') before covering the ultimate in rolling stock construction - scratch building.
Brimming with practical advice and tips, this remarkable book uses worked examples and step-by-step photographs to show what can be achieved with the application of research, patience and modelling skill. Moreover, although the volume deals with 00 gauge, the ideas and techniques discussed can easily be applied to other gauges/scales.
From the first 356 to the latest Carrera 4, from scale 1:220 to 1:5, and from the least expensive toy to the most sophisticated kit, the history of Porsche is illustrated by brilliant pictures of model cars. In 356 pages, Ulrich Upietz and Ekkehard Zentgraf not only demonstrate the fascination for model cars but show design studies and wind tunnel models at Porsche's Weissach Research and Development Centre that have never been published before. The appendix contains a "Master List" of approximately 7000 models and is a prerequisite for all admirers of the world famous sports cars from Stuttgart. In Boxed case!
Retired Model Railroader managing editor Jim Kelly lends his knowledge of real railroads and model railroading to this unique guide. It is the perfect guide for model railroaders who want to add realism to their layouts.