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Kit Building for Railway Modellers: Volume 2 - Locomotives and Multiple Units

By George Dent

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ISBN: 9781847975515
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 04/10/2013
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 537 colour photographs

Locomotive kit building remains the best route to achieving a varied range of motive power in most scales but it also retains a mystique, being associated with expert modellers and expensive tools. However, in this invaluable, richly illustrated volume, George Dent demonstrates how anyone can successfully assemble working kits with only a modicum of inexpensive equipment and experience. All aspects of assembly are covered in detail including working in plastics, resin and metal; the very basics of working and joining materials; installing ready-made power units and performing more complex operations, such as assembling etched metal chassis frames and intricate valve gear.


  • Includes a full guide to essential tools, materials and adhesives
  • Covers the art of soldering
  • Explains the basics behind chassis construction and alignment
  • Presents an in-depth guide to the assembly of cylinders, coupling rods and valve gear
  • Examines a range of power unit and transmission options
  • Demonstrates how to detail and modify kits for extra realism
  • Illustrates painting, lining and weathering techniques
  • Offers tips on running-in, testing and maintaining mechanisms

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" A good stimulating read suitable for modellers of all scales, from the beginner to the 'old hand' with many tips and techniques to enhance our enjoyment of our hobby. It is excellent value for money. "
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Reviewed By: The Gauge O Guild Gazette

" I found the book a good read, and for somebody starting out in kit building or wanting to catch up on 21st century skills, it represents a good investment. "
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Reviewed By: EM Gauge Society Newsletter

" It's the breadth of coverage that makes this book worthwhile, it has everything you want about locomotive and multiple unit construction in one volume. "
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Reviewed By: Update

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