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Modelling European Railways

By Peter Marriott

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ISBN: 9781785001260
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 24/02/2016
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 444 colour photographs

European railways are characterized by a huge and contrasting range of locomotives, liveries, rolling stock, stations and infrastructure. In addition, the network incorporates standard, narrow and broad gauges, private and nationalized railways, high-speed corridors, single-track branch lines and rack systems. If that was not appealing enough for the railway modeller, these fascinating railways are also located in dramatically diverse landscapes ranging from the industrial Ruhr to the majestic Alps. If you wish to explore the new and exciting railway modelling opportunities that Europe has to offer, if you need a helping hand about where to go, what to read and what to buy, then this is the book for you.


  • Considers how to carry out research across the Channel
  • Written by an enthusiastic railway modeller who has been modelling European railways for twenty-five years and who passionately believes that railway modelling should be fun
  • Contains information on the modelling tools required, the products that are available and the companies that manufacture them
  • Demonstrates in detail how to install catenary
  • Describes, step-by-step, many of the techniques that can be used to create different types of scenery in several European locations.
  • Presents top tips and advice throughout and includes many interesting 'modelling interludes' describing and illustrating models of various railway subjects

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" This is a book that I have no reservation in recommending to anyone modelling the Swiss (or more general European) railway scene. "
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Reviewed By: Swiss Express

" Whilst more pages on German railways would also have been nice, this book comes thoroughly recommended and is a compact work on a huge subject. "
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Reviewed By: German Railway Society

" Whether your interests are general or more particular, the chances are that you will indeed learn something from this well produced and wide-ranging work. "
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Reviewed By: Continental Modeller

" Even if the book had not been penned by a member of the Austrian Railway Group it would have received high praise for the easy conversational style of the text and the illustrations, which are large enough to give a clear image of the subject at hand. "
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Reviewed By: Austrian Railway Group Journal

" It would be a valuable addition to every Continental modeller's library and one that, no doubt, will be kept readily available to consult on anything and everything. "
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Reviewed By: Eurorail Magazine

" This excellent book certainly fills a gap in the market. It will be of great help both to those considering starting in European railway modelling and also those who who've made that initial decision but who aren't sure how to go about it. This book gives a comprehensive survey of the choices available and, if not a step-by-step manual (who'd want that?) leaves no aspect unexplored. Highly recommended. "
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Posted By: John Atkinson

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