Building 4mm Loco Kits (Model Railway Handbook No. 11)
Always the most popular aspect of railway modelling, the construction and running of model locomotives is critically described and illustrated in this latest Model Handbook. Tony Wright has a long pedigree in building 4mm locomotives and has been for some time a regular contributor on such matters to the model railway press. With a tally of well over 300 locomotives to his name, the author offers a selection of low tech, simple, pragmatic and thorough solutions to the problems of creating working, accurate, reliable and satisfying steam locomotives. There is a whole range of examples from diminutive 0-4-0s to full blown Pacifics, pre-grouping to B.R. Standards. Constructional methods are examined in etched brass, sheet metal, cast metal and resin and include examples of composite kits and modifications. Aided by colleagues to give a wider range of prototypes and liveries, the writer presents a lavish, professionally illustrated selection of locos built from the kits of S.E. Finecast, Coopercraft, D.J.H., Model Loco, Crownline, Alan Gibson, Comet, Pro-Scale, Jameson, Nu-Cast and many more. The models are principally 00 Gauge, but other gauges are considered and the reader is taken through the stages of chassis making, motor mounting, valve gear, body and tender construction and detailing. The thorny problem of painting, lining and lettering is described by professional model painter Ian Rathbone, though simple painting methods are also considered by the author.
All in all, a must for kit lovers everywhere.
Softback, 76 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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