Modelling Branch Lines

Modelling Branch Lines

Modelling Branch Lines – A guide for Railway Modellers
by David Wright

ISBN: 9781785000195
PUBLISHED BY: The Crowood Press
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246×189 mm
INSIDE: 307 colour and b&w photographs and 71 drawings and diagrams

This well illustrated comprehensive book is aimed at all those railway modellers who wish to create a realistic model of a branch line. It contains a vast array of useful information, reference photographs of prototypes, practical tips, and explanations of modelling techniques. A whole chapter is devoted to prototypical branch lines, including track plans and three dimensional illustrations.
Topics covered include:

  • Examines the origins, developments and future of branch lines in Britain
  • Considers where to house the model and demonstrates how it can be located and operated in a relatively small space without losing its appeal
  • Provides useful insights into how to select a suitable branch line to model
  • Discusses how to create scenic realism and an appropriate setting for the model, with reference to the landscape, the infrastructure, the lineside and the use of authentic colour
  • Presents information about a selection of real, and some fictitious, branch lines in order to inspire the modeller and help him select a suitable subject to lovingly recreate
  • Contains track plans and superb drawings of the whole scene which provide a visual interpretation of what the completed model should look like
  • Presents a number of case-study projects

RRP: £18.99 UK ($34.95 US)