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Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives

By Simon Bolton

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ISBN: 9781847977687
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 04/07/2014
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 269 colour photographs

Have you ever dreamed of being able to make a beautiful model locomotive from scratch? Do you have a favourite locomotive that you would love to reproduce in model form? Are you itching to start such a project and feel you need a helping hand? If so, this is the book for you.


  • Demonstrates, using step-by-step text and illustrations, how to construct a model of a pleasing J15 class, 0-6-0 steam locomotive in 00 gauge
  • Explains how models of other locomotives can be built by adapting the methods covered in the book.
  • Discusses research, preparation and acquiring, or preparing, the necessary plans and drawings for the build
  • Covers materials and basic hand tools and reveals how a simple dining room table can be used as a work bench
  • Starts with the building of the running chassis and then continues with the construction of the main locomotive body and all the fine finishing details
  • Provides guidance on how to get your model running smoothly
  • Examines essential skills, especially soldering, and considers shaping and producing parts from flat metal and tubing
  • Considers alternative options for chassis construction, other gauges and scales, and discusses how to build a simple diesel locomotive

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" This is an excellent and complete guide to the methods of scratch-building, with plenty of good illustrations. The book is full of techniques and ideas, some of which were new to me despite many years of modelling. "
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Reviewed By: MRC Bulletin

" This is the sort of book one might well keep and refer to for a lifetime. "
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Reviewed By: Model Railway Club

" Perhaps you are one of those people hovering on the brink of scratch building, but feeling not quite ready to take the plunge? This book could be just what you need to get yourself going. "
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Reviewed By: Gauge O Guild Magazine

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