Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways

Overview

The landscape through which railways run is often the inspiration and reason why people choose to model a particular line. Therefore creating a realistic setting in which to operate your railway is an essential aspect of modeling, yet it is often overlooked or left until the last moment. Creating authentic and believable scenery without spending a fortune or buying it 'ready made' is a skill that, with patience and understanding, can be achieved. In Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways, highly skilled...

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Overview

The landscape through which railways run is often the inspiration and reason why people choose to model a particular line. Therefore creating a realistic setting in which to operate your railway is an essential aspect of modeling, yet it is often overlooked or left until the last moment. Creating authentic and believable scenery without spending a fortune or buying it 'ready made' is a skill that, with patience and understanding, can be achieved. In Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways, highly skilled landscape modeler Tony Hill shows you, through step-by-step photo sequences and clear instructions, how you too can re-create a realistic landscape for your model railway.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847972194
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Model landscape expert Tony Hill has been modelling railways for over thirty years. A carpenter by trade, he has been demonstrating and teaching his landscape modelling skills at model railway shows since the early 1980s, has written numerous articles on the subject and undertakes commissions for bespoke trees and dioramas. This is his second book on the subject.

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Table of Contents

Preface 6

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Starting Out 14

Chapter 2 Cuttings, Cliff Faces and Rocky Outcrops 28

Chapter 3 Let it Grow: Grass, Vegetation, Water Marginals and Flowers 40

Chapter 4 Water 66

Chapter 5 Trees 92

Chapter 6 Fences, Walls and Hedges 130

Chapter 7 Conclusion 153

Suppliers of Materials 157

Index 158

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