Model Railway Layout, Construction & Design Techniques

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Brand: Brand: Crowood

ISBN: 1847971814

Number Of Pages: 191

Publisher: Crowood Press

Details: Layout building is perhaps the most exciting, rewarding and challenging aspect of creating a model railway. Making the right design decisions and choosing good construction techniques are vital to ensure success. This book takes you through basic baseboard construction, shelf layout themes and how to link multi-deck designs together, enabling you to make the most of a given space. With different concepts covered, from simple portable layouts to helix construction techniques, Nigel Burkin mixes the best of British layouts with those used routinely overseas and shows you how you too can achieve success and satisfaction in executing your layout design. Topics covered include: •Designing for comfort •How to use space efficiently •Practical construction techniques from L-girder to box fram baseboards •Sub track bed construction, track laying and wiring •Fine tuning the layout for smooth operations. AUTHOR Nigel Burkin has been modelling British Rail Southern Region practice in 4mm scale for over 20 years, introducing Digital Command Control to his layout projects in 2001. Since then, he has explored many areas of the control system to see how it can benefit the modeller with respect to re-creating realistic railway operations. He is a published author, editor and photographer with hundreds of magazines articles under his belt together with three modelling titles. SELLING POINTS •This book is about how to layout, design and construct your model railway. •Aimed at relative newcomers to the hobby, returnees and modellers advancing to their first serious layout building project •Superbly illustrated with 340 colour technique photographs showing stages of construction in logical sequences and various designs •Nigel Burkin is an experienced railway modeller and a published author and photographer ILLUSTRATIONS 340 colour photos *

EAN: 9781847971814

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