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The 009 scale, which is used to represent narrow gauge lines of 2ft to 2ft 6in, is experiencing a steady growth in popularity and trade support. This new book explains issues of scale and gauge for narrow gauge models, considers the origins of 009 scale, and identifies some of its pioneers. It outlines the diverse range of prototype narrow gauge railways in Britain and overseas, along with some of the different traditions and practices adopted in different parts of the world. The book covers: how to select a subject to model based on experience and models available; construction of a compact prototypical 009 layout, its locomotives and rolling stock; control and signalling of layouts; layout maintenance and improvement and the challenges of exhibiting models; how to share experience with like-minded modellers. A comprehensive and informative book, that provides a detailed insight into railway modelling techniques in the 009 scale, and is fully illustrated throughout with 256 colour, 16 black and white photographs and 43 diagrams.