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Making Model Railway Buildings

By Andy McMillan

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ISBN: 9781847973405
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 08/11/2013
PAGES: 288
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 622 colour photographs

This invaluable book, written by a professional model railway builder, is essential reading for all railway modellers, whatever their level of expertise. The author provides an overall understanding of the purpose of making buildings for a model railway and covers their construction, their positioning and how to light them.

Topics covered:

  • Railway and non-railway model buildings, explaining how the latter can also enhance your trains
  • Modelling attitudes, the use of scale, levels of detail and both regional vernacular and railway architecture
  • Ready-made buildings that you can buy and demonstrates how you can adapt them to your own particular purposes
  • Different materials available for building structures and ways of choosing, finding, measuring and recording suitable prototypes
  • Step-by-step construction of a cardboard building kit to illustrate the use of basic modelling tools and to explain essential procedures and techniques
  • Using and modifying 'out-of-the-box' model buildings and explores the subtleties of making model railway buildings from scratch without the use of a kit, or anything more than hand-tools and a few sheets of suitable material
  • Guidance on the appropriate use of texture and colour, and shows how walls, doors, windows, roofs and chimneys can be created, painted, detailed and finished off
  • Many aspects of lighting, including external lighting, such as street and platform lights, and the internal lighting of buildings, the problems they pose and how they can be resolved
  • Lighting can create dramatic effects with reference, for example, to the installation of illuminated ground signals in N-gauge using the latest 'surface-mount' technology, and by producing brilliantly illuminated back-lit sunsets

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" Andy McMillan is a professional landscape modeller who has worked for Pendon. As such you might expect a rather hi-fi and possibly unapproachable book on the subject. If so, you will be very pleasantly surprised with this modern take on the subject that is ideal for the keen beginner looking to start creating miniature structures, or someone wishing to update their skills. "
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Reviewed By: Model Railway Express

" This is the type of book which would make you itch to get on to try some of his suggestions but it also makes you aware of the need for a sympathetic approach to buildings in their landscape. "
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Reviewed By: The Gauge O Guild Gazette

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