Detailing and Modifying Ready-to-Run Locomotives in 00 Gauge Volume 1: British Diesel and Electric Locomotives, 1955 - 2008
|INSIDE:||386 colour photographs|
The 00 gauge ready-to-run market has changed dramatically over the past decade, with supreme levels of accuracy, detail, finish and mechanical performance now becoming the standard benchmark of all new models. As the hobby continues to blossom, an increasing range of steam, diesel and electric subjects now find themselves in the catalogues of the leading manufacturers.
Have the days of super-detailing and repainting our models now gone, or is there still a place for a more 'hands-on' approach to the hobby of railway modelling? Professional model-maker George Dent suggests that even these state of the art models can be improved and offers a plethora of ideas and projects to produce some unique and highly detailed miniature locomotives.
The book covers prototypes from the beginnings of British Rail's Modernisation Plan up to the present privatised scene and aims to cater for all skill levels.
" For the committed armchair modeller these books are a jolly good read. If you're toying with the idea of a little customisation of an R-T-R loco they will be your inspiration to start. The more experienced will find them a valuable resource. And for me, a 7mm scratch-builder, they are full of new ideas and information. At just under £20 each they only cost as much as a few issues of your favourite magazine and you don't have to hunt through a pile of the things to find the article you want. So if you just buy the one that is closest to your modelling interest make sure you borrow the other. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Bulletin - May/June 2010