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Wild Swan Locomotive Chassis Construction in 4mm by Iain Rice CC

A 158-page book covering the construction of 4mm scale locomotive chassis for many different types of locomotive. All parts of the chassis are dicussed and described with major points illustrated with photographs and clear diagrams. Solid chassis designs start the book, then bogie and pony trucks are introduced, including tips of ensuring your model locomotive remains well balanced and able to negotiate changes of curve and grade. Iain then moves on to describe compensation methods before rounding out the book with a description of chassis deatiling, including cylinders and valve gear.


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Wild Swan Whitemetal Loco Construction Iain Rice WML

An acomplished builder of model locomotives from kits, Iain Rice offers a guide, hints and tips on the buildong of whitemetal locomotive kits. This is a book written for the begineer, providing an illustrated discussion of construction techniques designed to build your confidence to get started on your kit. The tips for success are well illustrated with photgraphs and diagrams, starting with a discussion of low-melt soldering techniques, favoured by many modellers to assemble the basic bodyshell.

Completing your model Iain Rice then moves on to painting and lining techniques, finishing with siple weathering ideas.

62 pages, softbound.


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Wild Swan Modelling Grassland by Gordon Gravett

 


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Wild Swan A Modellers Handbook of Painting and Lining by Ian Rathbone 9781905184545

A comprehensive and detailed guide to the preparation, painting and lining of model locomotives and rolling stock.

Profusely illustrated in colour the methods, tools and 'tricks of the trade' used to recreate the most complex locomotive liveries are fully described. The book is completed with chapters covering coach liveries, which often feature the most intricate lining on complex panelling. The LNER teak livery is demonstrated, with the creation of effective wood grain effect, along with detailing of coach interiors.
Ready-to-run models are not ignored, with many examples being painted into different liveries and corrections to the factory finish.

An ideal guide to the creation and alteration and finishing of your models to be a specific fleet, uniquely completed by your own hand. 154 pages, US Letter size (11in x 8.5in) softback.


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Wild Swan Locomotive Modelling from Scratch & Etched Kits Part One by Geoff Holt 9781908763013

 


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Wild Swan Locomotive Modelling from Scratch & Etched Kits Part Two by Geoff Holt 9781908763051

 


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Wild Swan Art of Weathering AW

A comprehensive guide to replicating the effects of age, weather, wear and tear on railway rolling stock and buildings.? Starting with a discussion of? materials and techniques, chapters are included covering the weathering? of steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches and goods wagons.? Practical projects are described in the text with illustrations showing prototype and models being created using? the techniques used.

126 pages. Soft cover.


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Wild Swan An Approach to Building Finescale Track by Iain Rice 1874103003

Sometimes the track layout you need simply isn't available or possible using standard track. Then you could consider building the track yourself. Peco and several other suppliers have long produced standard parts, making building track yourself quite achievable.

In this book Ian Rice provides years of background experience to the method and process of successful hand-built trackwork.


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Wild Swan The 4mm Wagon Part Two Geoff Kent 1874103240

The second part of Geoff Kent's useful guide to building, upgrading and detailing 4mm scale wagons for OO, EM and P4/S4 gauges.

This book covers box vans, both general purpose and special traffic vehicles and tank wagons of many different types and designs. Over 160 pages of useful project ideas and practical demonstrations described and illustrated.

This series is recommended for 4mm scale wagon builders, helping you build a distinctive and unique model from a plastic kit, then progressing to kit bashing and straightforward scratch building projects to model specific prototypes.


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Wild Swan The 4mm Coal Wagon John Hayes 1874103488

Following on from Geoff Kents' series, in this book John Hayes presents a modelling guide to the common coal wagon.

Many thousands of company and private owned wagons have served on Britains railways. Built by hundreds of builders and maintained by hundreds of repair depots their design, although laid down in specification by the RCH was almsot as varied as their liveries! John deals with structural and detail differences, showing how a more accurate model can be constructed of a specific wagon. He then provides an excellent guide to the lettering and weathering of your wagons, using transfers and hand painting to create a realistic replica of a real wagon at work.

This book covers box vans, both general purpose and special traffic vehicles and tank wagons of many different types and designs. Over 160 pages of useful project ideas and practical demonstrations described and illustrated.

This series is recommended for 4mm scale wagon builders, helping you build a distinctive and unique model from a plastic kit, then progressing to kit bashing and straightforward scratch building projects to model specific prototypes.


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Wild Swan The 4mm Wagon Part Three Geoff Kent 1874103976

The third part of Geoff Kent's useful guide to building, upgrading and detailing 4mm scale wagons for OO, EM and P4/S4 gauges. This book covers flat wagons, including container wagons and containers, plus goods brake vans in over 150 pages. The final chapter covers finishing of your models with painting, loads and realistic weathering.
This series is recommended for 4mm scale wagon builders, helping you build a distinctive and unique model from a plastic kit, then progressing to kit bashing and straightforward scratch building projects to model specific prototypes.
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Wild Swan The 4mm Wagon Part One Open Wagons Geoff Kent 1874103038

Geoff Kent starts a useful guide to building, upgrading and detailing 4mm scale wagons for OO, EM and P4/S4 gauges.

This book covers open wagons, including traffic, mineral and hopper types to many different designs. Geoff demonstrates how to use and modify kits to create accurate models of wagons to slightly different designs or for special purposes. Prototype photographs are used to show how wagons really looked and most interestingly, just how small a 16-ton pile of iron ore really is.
86 pages of useful project ideas and practical demonstrations described and illustrated.

This series is recommended for 4mm scale wagon builders, helping you build a distinctive and unique models from plastic and metal kits, progressing to 'kit bashing' and straightforward scratch building projects to model specific prototypes. The projects and techniques can easily be transferred into other scales, making the series a very useful reference for modellers working in other scales to create realistic wagons.


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Crowood Press Airbrushing for Railway Modellers by George Dent 978-1-84797-265-1

The airbrush is an essential tool for modellers striving for professional-looking results. It can greatly enhance the quality of modelling output. Whether applying a full livery scheme or simply blending in areas of new paintwork, a good airbrush will offer unparalleled levels of finish and consistency, as well as the chance to create unique effects such as weathering and stencilling.

This book reveals how anyone can use an airbrush effectively, provided that a few basic rules are followed. All of the necessary techniques are described, along with a wealth of practical guidance and detailed advice on choosing a spraying set-up to match your own needs and budget.

This volume will be an essential one-stop reference sourrce for all airbrush users, from the complete novice to the experienced model painter.
Softback, 224 pages, extensively illustrated.
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Warners Group Publications Modern Wagons in 4mm Scale Nigel Burkin Book 3

Making the best of ready-to-run models, Nigel Burkin looks at a cross-section of modern wagons currently available in OO gauge. He demonstrates how these can be improved by detailing and conversions using parts from specialist suppliers. Numerous projecst are covered which will allow you to build your own unique fleet.
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Crowood Press Finetuning and Maintaining OO Gauge Models by Nigel Burkin 978-1-84797-234-7

Model locomotive and layout maintenance is an essential aspect of railway modelling, but one that is little understood by modellers, especially those new to the hobby.

Fine Tuning and Maintaining OO Gauge Models shows all of the techniques required to introduce new models to a layout, run them in, fit all of the optional detail parts and undertake repairs when necessary. It includes advice on how to carry out routine maintenance, shows the reader techniques for fine tuning of performance and dicusses the important issues surrounding conversion to finer scale.
Supported by superb step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions, this essential book will enable you to ensure your models are fine-tunes and running ta top perfonamnce.

Nigel Burkin is a lifeliong modeller with interestys in British and North American prototypes. A published author with hundreds of magazine  articles to his name.
Softback, 190 pages, extensively illustrated.
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