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Building Bridges and Viaducts for Model Railways

By Bob Alderman

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ISBN: 9781847978189
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 08/08/2014
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 506 colour photographs and diagrams

Written by an acknowledged expert, this practical book is essential reading for all those railway modellers who wish to build a bridge or a viaduct for their layout.


  • Contains in-depth descriptions and photographs of real-life bridges located around Britain (and one in New Zealand), ranging from the small to the monumental, from which the modeller can gain ideas and draw inspiration
  • Describes, as an essential aid to modelling, the constituent parts of the bridges, the engineering principles that make them 'work' and the materials from which they are built
  • Presents detailed, step-by-step instructions and photographs depicting the construction in plasticard of five models: a simple girder bridge; a truss-girder bridge; a masonry arch bridge; a plate-girder bridge; and a viaduct
  • Covers prototype research, taking measurements, modelling materials and tools
  • Examines the finishing process, including different ways of applying paint and weathering powders in order to make your model look authentic

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