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


By George Dent
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
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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