Scratch-Building Model Railway Tank Locomotives, The Tilbury 4-4-2
- Considers how to begin the process of scratch-building a particular prototype, with particular reference to problem-solving and research
- Discusses the tools, products and materials used to build the model and examines how to complement scratch-building with etched parts and castings
- Covers the more complex tools and jigs that are employed for impressing rivets, rolling boilers and soldering chassis
- Examines the fault-finding methods used in order to get a simple chassis successfully up and running
- Explains the choices involved in providing springing and beam compensation
- Provides simple solutions for achieving a good paint finish
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