Building a Folding Model Railway Layout (Paperback)

A Comprehensive Guide

By Graham Goodchild

The Crowood Press UK, 9781785001994, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 21, 2016

List Price: 34.95*
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In this fascinating book, the author describes all aspects of how to build the folding case and how to construct the layout within using lightweight materials such as rigid foam. Gauge sizes and design considerations; modelling materials, tools and adhesive are all covered. The author highlights some of the most remarkable features ofthe layout and shows the reader how to cosntruct and install a working cable car, moving road vehciles, a revolving children's roundabout and a helicopter with motorized rotor blades. He also demonstrates lighting effects using LEDs and fibre optics.

About the Author

Graham Goodchild has been making models for a hobby for over sixty years.  Graham has designed many models that have appeared in British and US hobby magazines, and two of them were featured on national television in the UK and on the BBC World Service.  Graham is the author of several books on constructing radio-controlled and scale display models.  He designed and built the folding portable layout featured in this book as a retirement project.