Ian Moreton - Aspects of Modelling: Road Vehicles for Model Railways
Ian Allan Publishing | 2007 | ISBN: 0711031541 | English | 81 pages | PDF | 33.8 MB
Over recent years there has been an increasing trend in railway modelling circles to replicate not just the railway itself, but also, the broader environment in which the railway was found. This involves recreating the whole townscape or countryside in which the railway operated, realising that the backdrop to the route portrayed is now as much a part of history as the locomotives and rolling stock that operated on it.
As essential ingredient in recreating this accurate backdrop to the railway is the range of road vehicles that could be seen in the locality. From trams and trolleybuses in the urban environment through to tractors and other farm vehicles in the countryside, accurate representation of these vehicles can add a great deal to the model railway. Moreover, with recent technical advances, it is now possible to see these road vehicles actually in operation. This can add another dimension to the scene being recreated in model form. However, in trying to replicate these scenes, the modeller is faced with a daunting array of different vehicle types and scales, some of which may be right for their layout whilst others are wholly inappropriate.
This book takes the modeller, both the beginner and the more experienced practitioner, through the complex subject of adding road vehicles to their layout. Providing useful information about scale, relevance, operation and much more, it offers all modellers a detailed guide to a subject which can be confusing, but which, if got right, will greatly enhance the appearance and authentic look of any model railway. Profusely illustrated throughout, this third title in our new 'Aspects of Modelling' series, will be of use to all modellers, irrespective of the scale in which they are working.