Building Coaches: A Complete Guide for Railway Modellers

Building Coaches: A Complete Guide for Railway Modellers

by George Dent


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Building Coaches is a beautifully illustrated and practical book and provides important advice and covers a wide variety of materials and processes.  It tells you everything you need to know about building model railway coaches.  Master modeller, George Dent, guides the reader through the necessary techniques and skills.  All aspects of the subject are covered from kit building in metal, plastic, resin and wood; soldering, weathering, painting and lining; 3-D printed kits and components; adding passengers to the carriages; upgrading off-the-shelf models; kit assembly, scratch-building and finishing.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785002052
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication date: 11/21/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

George Dent is Deputy Editor and in-house model maker at Model Rail magazine, one of the UK's best-selling railway modelling titles.  He has built up a well-earned reputation as an expert in railway modelling, producing a number of instructional DVDs and running practical courses on the subject. His books for Crowood include Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 1: Locomotives and Rolling Stock and  Weathering for Railway Modellers: Volume 2 - Buildings, Scenery and the Lineside.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Research, Tools & Equipment 12

Chapter 2 Easy Upgrades for Ready-To-Run Stock 24

Chapter 3 More Ready-To-Run Upgrades 35

Chapter 4 Superdetailing 47

Chapter 5 Making a Start with Kits 58

Chapter 6 Resin & Laser-Cut Kits 74

Chapter 7 Wood-Based Materials & 3D Printing 85

Chapter 8 Conversions 94

Chapter 9 Couplings, Gangways, Lights & Power 104

Chapter 10 Foundations in Metal 118

Chapter 11 Metalwork in Practice 136

Chapter 12 Roofs, Bogies & Fixed Axles 149

Chapter 13 Doing It Yourself 162

Chapter 14 Painting 178

Chapter 15 Further Finishing 198

Chapter 16 Weathering 217

Chapter 17 Finishing Touches 232

Bibliography & Suggested Reading 246

Useful Addresses 248

Index 253

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