Brimming with advice and tips, this well-illustrated book covers a wide range of modelling skills, including designing a layout, choosing the right scale, building baseboards, selecting the right track, controlling the trains, building the landscape, making realistic grass and weeds, and adding figures. Particular attention is paid to more modern techniques such as DCC train control, laser cut and downloadable kits, and the use of hard foam in baseboard construction. Step-by-step explantions of many techniques are provided accompanied by over 400 instructional colour photographs. Moreover, information is provided about the tools and materials required and the extensive range of commercial railway modelling products that are now available.
Peter Marriott is an acknowledged expert railway modeller and has written nearly 800 articles that have been published in railway modelling magazines in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland. He is the author of four books on the subject and, over a thirty-five year period, has built numerous model railway layouts both for his personal enjoyment and for corporate clients.