Kit Building for Railway Modellers: Locomotives and Multiple Units

December 1, 2013|
Kit Building for Railway Modellers: Locomotives and Multiple Units by George Dent
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Locomotive kit building remains the best route to achieving a varied range of motive power in most scales but it also retains a mystique, being associated with expert modellers and expensive tools. In this invaluable, richly illustrated volume, George Dent demonstrates how anyone can successfully assemble working kits with only a modicum of inexpensive equipment and experience. All aspects of assembly are covered in detail including working in plastics, resin and metal; the very basics of working and joining materials; installing ready-made power units and performing more complex operations, such as assembling etched metal chassis frames and intricate valve gear.- Includes a full guide to essential tools, materials and adhesives.- Covers the art of soldering.- Explains the basics behind chassis construction and alignment.- Presents an in-depth guide to the assembly of cylinders, coupling rods and valve gear.- Examines a range of power unit and transmission options.- Demonstrates how to detail and modify kits for extra realism.- Illustrates painting, lining and weathering techniques.- Offers tips on running-in, testing and maintaining mechanisms.
Having grown up on a diet of Airfix and Matchbox plastic kits, George Dent is now editor and in-house model maker at Model Rail magazine, one of the UK's most popular hobby titles. He has built a well-earned reputation as an expert in detailing, painting and weathering models and has a long-standing passion for model cars and trucks. H...
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Title:Kit Building for Railway Modellers: Locomotives and Multiple Units
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9.71 X 7.43 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9.71 X 7.43 X 0.52 in
Published:December 1, 2013
Publisher:Crowood Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781847975515

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