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Modelling Narrow Gauge Railways In Small Scales

Author : Chris Ford
ISBN : 9781847979360
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This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who wish to build a small, narrow gauge model railway layout to a high standard. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book begins with a useful summary of the history and development of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles, and this is followed by a detailed, but easily digestible, consideration of the complex and wide choice of scales available to the modeller. In subsequent chapters, the author covers all aspects of construction, including materials and tools, skills and techniques, layout design, laying the track, scenic modelling, painting, soldering and wiring, as well as the construction of narrow gauge stock and appropriate buildings. The author provides clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs to show the reader how to build a straightforward narrow gauge model of a fictitious late 19th to early 20th century light railway in 4mm scale on 9mm track. He also suggests how the methods he has used can be adapted to other scales and briefly explains, by way of example, how they can be transferred directly to 7mm scale. Fully illustrated with 223 colour photographs and also included are several working sketches.
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Modelling The Great Western Branch Lines

Author : Chris Ford
ISBN : 9781785005664
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines is essential reading for all those who wish to build a model railway based on the branch lines of the Great Western Railway. The author guides the modeller through projects which are graded from simple to more advance. Each step is clearly described, explaining the techniques used and how alternative methods and materials could be employed. Topics covered include a historical overview of the subject; full listings of all tools and materials; a series of detailed model projects using the best of the currently available commercial model making products; an introduction to scratch-building lineside terms and, finally, suggestions as to how each project could be further developed. It is superbly illustrated with 234 colour and black & white photographs giving step-by-step techniques. Chris Ford has been a keen railway modeller since childhood; many of his model layouts feature in the model railway press.
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Guide To Narrow Gauge Modeling

Author : Tony Koester
ISBN : 9781627001519
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This book provides an entry point for any modeler interested in building a narrow gauge layout. Narrow gauge railroads remain popular among railfans and modelers due to the spectacular mountain scenery in which many operated. Although narrow gauge layouts have a passionate niche following, there are very few books on this subject. • The book is an overview of prototype narrow gauge railroading as well as available models. • This is a one-stop book for introducing modelers to the subject of narrow gauge railroading. • It explains why and where narrow gauge railroads were built, how they operated, what their equipment was like, and why they were abandoned.
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Narrow Gauge Modelling In 009 Scale

Author : Bob Barnard
ISBN : 9781785005268
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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.
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Modelling The Southern Region

Author : Chris C Ford
ISBN : 9781785003011
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Comprehensive in its coverage, Modelling the Southern Region - 1948 to the Present presents an historical overview of the post-war Southern Region of British Railways before guiding the reader through a series of detailed modelling projects, illustrating all of the techniques and equipment required, from building freight, locomotives and architecture, to modernization, electrification and the third rail. These projects make use of the best available commercial model-making products and provide an introduction to scratch-building your own lineside items. Each project is supported by a short historical background section and suggestions as to how each project could be further developed. The result will be a set of models that sets the modeller on track for a first-class model of the Southern Region. Contents include: full listings of all tools and materials; an explanation of the techniques used and possible alternative methods; step by step instructions from simple to more advanced projects; a detailed but easily digestible approach to building both ready-to-run and kit-built items; techniques and ideas on how to construct those items not yet available from the model trade. This is an essential reference for all those who wish to build a model railway based on the post-war Southern Region of British Railways and is fully illustrated with 237 colour photographs detailing modelling techniques.
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Model Railroad Scales

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 115608301X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: G scale, OO gauge, Ridable miniature railway, Rail transport modelling scales, O scale, List of rail transport modelling scale standards, H0 scale, N scale, Modeling 2' gauge railroads, List of scale model sizes, Z scale, On30, TT scale, On2 scale, S scale, 16 mm scale model trains, Standard Gauge, 4mm scale, 1 gauge, Modelling 3' gauge railroads, HOe scale, Gn15, British N gauge, Ten and a quarter inch gauge, O14, H0m scale, 5.5mm scale, 2 gauge, 2mm scale, Proto:87, SE scale, HOn3-1/2 scale, ZZ scale, ScaleSeven. Excerpt: A ridable miniature railway (USA: 'riding railroad' or 'grand scale railroad') is a ground-level, large scale model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives (powered by diesel or petrol engines, live steam engines or electric motors). Typically they have a track gauge between and, though both larger and smaller gauges are used. These large model railroads are most often seen in urban parks or in commercial settings, such as amusement park rides. The major distinction between a miniature railway and a narrow gauge railway is that miniature lines use models of full-sized prototypes. There are miniature railways that run on gauges as wide as, for example the Wicksteed Park Railway. There are also narrow gauge railways running on extremely narrow track as small as gauge or less, for example the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Perrygrove Railway and the Eaton Hall Railway: these are known as minimum gauge railways. Typically in the UK miniature lines are operated as public heritage railways, though many private lines also exist, especially in the USA. At gauges of and less, the track is commonly raised above ground level. Flat cars are arranged with foot boards so that driver and passengers sit astride the track. The track is often multi-gauged, t...
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Planning Designing And Making Railway Layouts In A Small Space

Author : Richard Bardsley
ISBN : 9781847974945
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If you want to build a model railway but feel constricted and frustrated because you only have a very limited amount of space available, then this is the book for you. The author demonstrates that a railway modeller need never be 'stuck for space', and shows the reader how to design and construct a rewarding layout in even the smallest of spaces. He emphasizes that once you have found a home for your layout, be it in a garden shed, a spare room, a bookcase or even the top of an ironing board, the same guiding principles apply. These are all fully explained in a very practical way and include the basic layout shapes, the importance of scale, standard and narrow gauges, fiddle yards, train length, curves and turnouts as well as track design elements such as head shunts, kickback sidings and run-round loops.There are individual chapters on: potential spaces; design principles; basic layout shapes; the art of compromise; levels, layers and shelves; planning your layout; baseboards; classic designs and micro-layouts.This fascinating book shows the reader that no matter how small the space, there is always a model railway layout that can be built in it.Aimed at all railway modellers of all levels of ability.Covers how to design, plan and construct a rewarding layout in the smallest of spaces i.e. garden shed, bookcase and even a micro-layout in a box file.Superbly illustrated with 131 colour photographs.Richard Bardsley is an experienced small-layout builder in N gauge and 00 gauge and exhibits widely at numerous shows.
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Encyclopedia Of North American Railroads

Author : William D. Middleton
ISBN : 9780253027993
Genre : Transportation
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Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry’s development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.
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Shelf Layouts For Model Railroads

Author : Iain Rice
ISBN : 9780890246900
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Learn how to build a shelf layout by exploring the possibilities, practicalities, and challenges of linear layout design in a variety of prototype layouts with construction details.
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Rail Transport Modelling

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156578442
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Birmingham Dribbler, Ridable miniature railway, Modeling 2' gauge railroads, Lego Trains, Toy train, Live steam, Digital Command Control, Selectrix, Free-mo, Model railroad layout, GeoTrax Rail and Road Systems, Wm. K. Walthers, National Model Railroad Association, Third rail, Modelling 3' gauge railroads, Lima Class 66, High rail, Lima Class 57, Normen Europ ischer Modellbahnen, Lionel Wartime Freight Train, Edward Exley Limited, Tracks Ahead, Stud contact electrification on model railways, Fiddle yard, Model Monorails, Brass model. Excerpt: A ridable miniature railway (USA: 'riding railroad' or 'grand scale railroad') is a ground-level, large scale model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives (powered by diesel or petrol engines, live steam engines or electric motors). Typically they have a rail track gauge between and, though both larger and smaller gauges are used. These large model railroads are most often seen in urban parks or in commercial settings, such as amusement park rides. The major distinction between a miniature railway and a narrow gauge railway is that miniature lines use models of full-sized prototypes. There are miniature railways that run on gauges as wide as, for example the Wicksteed Park Railway. There are also narrow gauge railways running on extremely narrow track as small as gauge or less, for example the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Perrygrove Railway and the Eaton Hall Railway: these are known as minimum gauge railways. Typically in the UK miniature lines are operated as public heritage railways, though many private lines also exist, especially in the USA. At gauges of and less, the track is commonly raised above ground level. Flat cars are arranged with foot boards so that driver and passengers sit astride the track. The track ...
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