This 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, excellent reference photographs, practical tips, explanations of modelling techniques and a host of exciting modelling ideas.
Examines the origins, developments and future of branch lines in Britain
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 intepretation of what the completed model should look like
Presents a number of case-study projects
David Wright is a professional artist and model maker who has written numerous articles in the railway modelling press. He is well known at the major railway modelling exhibitions where he is especially renowned for his informative demonstrations and theatre presentations. This is David's third book for Crowood, his first two being the highly acclaimed Making Rural Buildings for Model Railways and Making Urban Buildings for Model Railways.