Kit Building for Railway Modellers (Paperback)

Volume 2 - Locomotives and Multiple Units

By George Dent

The Crowood Press UK, 9781847975515, 224pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2013

List Price: 34.95*
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Description

Locomotive kit building remains the best route to achieving a varied range of motive power in most scales but it also retains a mystique, being associated with expert modellers and expensive tools. In this invaluable, richly illustratedvolume, George Dent demonstrates how anyone can successfully assemble working kits with only a modicum of inexpensive equipment and experience. All aspects of assembly are covered in detail including working in plastics, resin and metal; the very basics of working and joining materials; installing ready-made power units and performing more complex operations, such as assembling etched metal chassis frames and intricate valve gear.
- Includes a full guide to essential tools, materials and adhesives.
- Covers the art of soldering.
- Explains the basics behind chassis construction and alignment.
- Presents an in-depth guide to the assembly of cylinders, coupling rods and valve gear.
- Examines a range of power unit and transmission options.
- Demonstrates how to detail and modify kits for extra realism.
- Illustrates painting, lining and weathering techniques.
- Offers tips on running-in, testing and maintaining mechanisms.


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.