Making Model Railway Buildings
- Railway and non-railway model buildings, explaining how the latter can also enhance your trains
- Modelling attitudes, the use of scale, levels of detail and both regional vernacular and railway architecture
- Ready-made buildings that you can buy and demonstrates how you can adapt them to your own particular purposes
- Different materials available for building structures and ways of choosing, finding, measuring and recording suitable prototypes
- Step-by-step construction of a cardboard building kit to illustrate the use of basic modelling tools and to explain essential procedures and techniques
- Using and modifying 'out-of-the-box' model buildings and explores the subtleties of making model railway buildings from scratch without the use of a kit, or anything more than hand-tools and a few sheets of suitable material
- Guidance on the appropriate use of texture and colour, and shows how walls, doors, windows, roofs and chimneys can be created, painted, detailed and finished off
- Many aspects of lighting, including external lighting, such as street and platform lights, and the internal lighting of buildings, the problems they pose and how they can be resolved
- Lighting can create dramatic effects with reference, for example, to the installation of illuminated ground signals in N-gauge using the latest 'surface-mount' technology, and by producing brilliantly illuminated back-lit sunsets
Softback, 288 pages, colour photographs
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