Railway Operation for the Modeller
Over the decades railway modellers have made enormous strides in their quest for realism in replicating the age of steam in their models and model railway layouts. Whilst the quality of rolling stock, scenery and electronics may have improved radically over the years, there is still one area where many of today's layouts fall down. This is in the manner in which they are being operated.
This book sets out to guide modellers away from some of the basic errors which are made and nudge them in the direction of the correct operating practices. No one is better qualified to provide this guidance than Bob Essery who is both an accomplished modeller and a writer on railway history, and began his working life on the footplate in the days of steam on British Railways.
The premise underpinning Bob Essery's approach to this subject is that modellers should seek inspiration from the real thing, the working steam railway. This theme is repeated through the pages of this book which provides many examples of how the correct working practices of the age of steam can be recreated on model railways.
Among the topics discussed are track formations, signalling, traffic patterns and the correct way in which trains should be made up.
This book functions on two levels. It is both a guide for modellers and it also provides a basic introduction to the working practices of the steam railway. As such it will be welcomed by a wide range of those fascinated by the British steam railway in all its glory.
Softback, 96 pages, numerous black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good with small crease to rear cover
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