The Professional Approach to Model Railways by John Wylie soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Glossary; Cutaways; Photographic end papers & blanks; Plans;
From the cover: First published in 1987 and now available in this totally revised and expanded Second Edition, The Professional Approach to Model Railways is the complete guide to all the essential techniques used to create professional-looking layouts.
Designed primarily to instruct railway modellers of all levels of experience, the book shows the beginner how to create a basic layout using simple methods and the expert how to create more complex layouts using more advanced techniques. It also serves as an invaluable reference for all model railway enthusiasts.
Beginning with an introduction to understanding maps and contours, the author guides readers through the process of designing and building a layout and making the scenery. He continues with detailed explanations of how to make buildings, the painting and weathering of both buildings and rolling stock, along with track laying, wiring, signalling and timetables.
Finally, a thorough introduction to photography is provided, intended both as a tool for gathering reference material and also to record the models that have been made.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with top-quality plans, sketches and photographs, as well as many step-by-step procedures, this book will help all railway modellers to improve their skills and produce better model railways.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Matching Pictorial boards. 219 pages. Index. 11″ x 8½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Modelling catalogue?