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Modelling Engine Sheds & Motive Power Depots of the Steam Era

By Terry Booker

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ISBN: 9781785001147
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 11/03/2016
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 323 colour photographs

Many railway modellers include an engine shed somewhere on their layout. However, all too often the shed is squeezed into a quite improbable location and is little more than a place to 'park' engines when they are not in use. This comprehensive book, written by an experienced railway modeller, helps even the beginner to develop a far more realistic approach and to capture the unforgettable grimy but exciting atmosphere of the locomotive shed in the steam era.


  • Covers all types of engine shed from the branch line sub-shed to the main line motive power depot
  • Discusses research, planning, the building process, readily available materials and simple tools
  • Explains how to obtain the very best from kits, how to site and operate sheds, and how to make them look authentic
  • Demonstrates the construction of over a dozen kits, including off-the-shelf kits and the newest computer downloadable kits
  • Shows the modeller how to create special dioramas depicting the whole shed scene and how to scratch-build complete sheds, including coal stages and other infrastructure
  • Provides advice for those with a limited amount of space, contains 'top tips' and is budget-conscious throughout

RRP: £18.99

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