Making Model Buildings for Garden Railways

Making Model Buildings for Garden Railways
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Whether making buildings to complement a garden railway, creating an entire model village, or simply one stand-alone structure, there is something immensely satisfying in seeing your model building standing proudly outside where it truly belongs, in all weather conditions and throughout the seasons. Here, Peter Jones shows you how to make a variety of buildings, from churches to Tudor houses to locomotive sheds, using different materials and producing different finishes to suit each type of construction.  

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Peter Jones has been addicted to railways, and modelling them, for as long as he can remember.  In 1949 he took his first hesitant steps in garden railways, in 16mm scale running on 0 gauge track.   He began an apprenticeship in modelling that has led to his extensive work in the railway scene.  Peter has written widely on the subject, including a long-running column in Garden Railway magazine.  His previous book, Practical Garden Railways, was also published by Crowood in 2006.  Peter has his own website at www.comptondown.co.uk.  

Peter Jones built his first crude 16mm scale garden railway in 1949, the first manifestation of what was to become his famous Compton Down Railway. He wrote extensively about his hobby, including the world's longest running garden railway column in Garden Railways magazine, and was highly sought-after as a speaker and competition judge. He was also a conservation technician for museums and helped with the rescue of engineering items. He wrote two previous books for Crowood, Practical Garden Railways and Building Small Steam Locomotives. He sadly died before finishing this book, which has been completed by his daughter Kes Jones with the help of many of Peter's friends.

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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781847972729
Illustrations: 400 color photos
Size: 7.5 in x 10 in x 0.78 in / 190.5 mm x 254 mm x 19.812 mm
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