Simple Model Railway Layouts - Big Ideas for Small Spaces
Offering ten simple but effective layouts for those who believe they do not have the space at home for a model railway, this resource provides an insight into layouts which are practical, economical but, above all, enjoyable.
First published in 1987, this book remains one of the most practical guides to small-space modelling for both newcomers to the hobby, who want to practice their skills on manageable layouts, and established modellers who are looking for fresh inspiration yet are limited for space.
This largely re-illustrated edition has introductory chapters on the basics of baseboard construction and tracklaying, then provides ten sample layouts on baseboards as small as 8ft by 1ft. These vary from the classic GWR branch-line terminus to a North American 'shortline' and rural French backwater, via a 'blue diesel' era layout in 00, a quarry in 009, and a fun 'Rocky Mountain' layout in N gauge.
Comprehensive guidance on scenic construction with many drawings and diagrams, as well as locomotive and rolling-stock choice, helps to bring even the smallest layout vividly to life. The aim is to demonstrate that small is beautiful, as well as being practical and, above all, enjoyable.
Softback, 144 pages, black & white photographs, drawings
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