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Model Locomotive Construction in 4mm Scale
Ian Allan

Model Locomotive Construction in 4mm Scale

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Guy Williams has achieved considerable fame as one of the outstanding builders of small scale locomotives. He is one of the leading personalities behind the Pendon Museum project and has built most of their stock of locomotives. The number of locos that Guy has built for himself, for Pendon, or for other people is amazing, and while his love is for the Great Western Railway he has constructed many locomotives and items of rolling stock for other companies.

There are many good 4mm scale models on the market today, but the range does not cover every individual locomotive and often a person entering the model railway hobby seriously finds himself unable to buy the particular locomotive he requires. It is then that he must take the big step to constructing his own model, which will not only provide the missing locomotive, but which will also give far greater satisfaction and pleasure than a commercially purchased item. A scratchbuilt or handbuilt model will always command more respect than the commercial equivalent and — an additional bonus — the builder can always add much more detail and can exactly reproduce one particular locomotive which may have slight differences from the rest of the class.

Constructing 4mm scale models is not as difficult as some people would believe and in Model Locomotive Construction in 4mm Scale Guy Williams takes the reader through every aspect of the construction, step by step, showing all the various stages simply and clearly. He has the expert knowledge and the reader is led gently into the correct methods, for Guy Williams has learnt from his own mistakes and ensures that those who follow in his footsteps will tread the right path.

Profusely illustrated with photographs by Peter Williams and detailed line drawings, Model Locomotive Construction in 4mm Scale is a collection of a series of articles that appeared in Model Railway Constructor and is a prerequisite for the aspiring railway modeller.

Hardback with dust jacket, 96 pages, black & white illustrations

Condition: Good/Very Good, Light tanning to pages and end papers.

ISBN: 9780711008434

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