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Railway Modelling Skills

By Peter Marriott

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ISBN: 9781847979551
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 19/06/2015
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 400 colour photographs

Do you enjoy running model trains but want to improve your layout? Do you want to gain expertise over a wider range of railway modelling skills and acquire the confidence to tackle modelling tasks that you have previously shied away from? If so, this is the book for you.

Brimming with advice and tips, this well-illustrated book covers a wide range of modelling skills, including designing a layout, choosing the right scale, building baseboards, selecting the right track, controlling the trains, building the landscape, making realistic grass and weeds, and adding figures. Particular attention is paid to more modern techniques such as DCC train control, laser cut and downloadable kits, and the use of hard foam in baseboard construction. Step-by-step explanations of many techniques are provided accompanied by over 400 instructional colour photographs. Moreover, information is provided about the tools and materials required and the extensive range of commercial railway modelling products that are now available.

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" Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned modeller you'll find plenty to inspire you in this new book from Crowood Press.
Excellent and available now. "
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Reviewed By: Hornby Magazine

" A handy book to have around if you are thinking about creating a model layout or even modifying an existing one, with lots of interesting ideas, and lots of clear photographs that work well with the text. "
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Reviewed By: Gauge O Guild Gazette

" Anyone reading this book is sure to pick up something new and it may even get some away from their computers and start building something very worthwhile. Recommended. "
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Reviewed By: Swiss Express

" This isn't a book for the raw beginner. Instead it helps people who are looking to move beyond the basics and become more competent and experienced modellers. The focus on modern methods is welcome and the book full of good, solid information to act as a reference rather than a one-time read. "
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Reviewed By: MRE Mag

" Another of the excellent series of model railway books published by the Crowood Press Ltd.
It is in the club library but I think many will want their own copy. "
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Reviewed By: Model Railway Club Bulletin

" This book is guaranteed to be useful to all and especially so if you want to develop a balanced set of skills appropriate for our hobby. "
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Reviewed By: Austrian Railway Group Journal

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