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Book of Scratch-Building Model Railway Tank Locomotives
Scratch-Building Model Railway Tank Locomotives is book by N.a, publish by The Crowood Press with 304 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : The Crowood Press
  • Isbn : : 1785001426
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

This fascinating volume tells you everything you need to know about how to build an 00 gauge Tilbury Tank locomotive or, indeed, any similar type of tank. Written in an engaging, encouraging and easily understable style, this new work is a worthy successor to the author's first book, Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives, which was short-listed for the Ian Allan Railway Book of the Year Awards in 2014. Containing scale diagrams, step-by-step photos, sketches and specially commissioned artwork, the book celebrates the history of Tilbury Tanks and demonstrates a range of different techniques that will prove invaluable in constructing models of these charismatic little locomotives. If you have not yet taken the plunge and begun scratch-building, or if you want to complement your growing scratch-building skills and knowledge, this is the book for you. Considers how to begin the process of scratch-building a particular prototype, with particular reference to problem-solving and research; discusses the tools, products and materials used to build the model and examines how to complement scratch-building with etched parts and castings; covers the more complex tools and jigs that are employed for impressing rivets, rolling boilers and soldering chassis; examines the fault-finding methods used in order to get a simple chassis successfully up and running; explains the choices involved in providing springing and beam compensation; provides simple solutions for achieving a good paint finish. Brimming with useful hints and advice, this new book tells you everything you need to know about how to build an 00 gauge Tilbury Tank locomotive, or any similar tank and is beautifully illustrated with 286 colour photographs and diagrams including sketches and specially commissioned artwork.

Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives

Book of Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives
  • Author : Simon Bolton
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 1847977693
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Have you ever dreamed of being able to make a beautiful model locomotive from scratch? Do you have a favourite locomotive that you would love to reproduce in model form? Are you itching to start such a project and feel you need a helping hand? If so, this is the book for you. Using step-by-step text and illustration, this new book demonstrates how to construct a model of a pleasing J15 class, 0-6-0 steam locomotive in 00 gauge. It also explains how models of other locomotives can be built by adapting the methods covered in the book. Alternative options for chassis construction, other gauges and scales are considered as well as how to build a simple diesel locomotive. Fully illustrated with 269 colour photographs and diagrams.

Kit Building for Railway Modellers

Book of Kit Building for Railway Modellers
  • Author : George Dent
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 1847975739
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Most modellers, regardless of what scale they work in, rely heavily on the humble plastic or metal kit, and this book will help both novice and more experienced modellers to achieve the very best results. George Dent presents here a clearly written foundation course in constructing rolling stock from kits. Examines tools, glues and materials; Describes how to successfully construct a chassis for wagons and carriages; Covers work in plastic, resin, white metal and brass; Presents an essential in-depth guide to soldering; Considers detailing, modifying and scratch-building; Discusses painting, transfers and weathering. A comprehensive guide to constructing rolling stock from kits, aimed at railway modellers of all abilities - it helps the modeller to achieve the best results form every kit. Volume one outlines all the necessary foundations and techniques relating to the construction, painting, detailing and finishing of rolling stock kits. Superbly and extensively illustrated with 591 colour photographs. George Dent is a highly respected model-maker and author.

Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives

Book of Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives
  • Author : Simon Bolton
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 1847977693
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Have you ever dreamed of being able to make a beautiful model locomotive from scratch? Do you have a favourite locomotive that you would love to reproduce in model form? Are you itching to start such a project and feel you need a helping hand? If so, this is the book for you. Using step-by-step text and illustration, this new book demonstrates how to construct a model of a pleasing J15 class, 0-6-0 steam locomotive in 00 gauge. It also explains how models of other locomotives can be built by adapting the methods covered in the book. Alternative options for chassis construction, other gauges and scales are considered as well as how to build a simple diesel locomotive. Fully illustrated with 269 colour photographs and diagrams.

Building 00 Gauge Wagons and Vans for Model Railways

Book of Building 00 Gauge Wagons and Vans for Model Railways
  • Author : David Tisdale
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 184797984X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

This fascinating and detailed book is essential reading for all those railway modellers who wish to build their own wagons and vans. After examining the types of modelling materials that are available and discussing the basic tools that are required, the author demonstrates how the modeller can move on from building simple kits to constructing more complicated kits in a variety of materials, including plastic, white metal and brass. He then considers how kits can be detailed, converted and significantly modified (often referred to as 'kit bashing') before covering the ultimate in rolling stock construction - scratch building. Brimming with practical advice and tips, this remarkable book uses worked examples and step-by-step photographs to show what can be achieved with the application of research, patience and modelling skill. Moreover, although the volume deals with 00 gauge, the ideas and techniques discussed can easily be applied to other gauges/scales. Superbly illustrated with 294 colour photographs and two drawings.

Building Bridges and Viaducts for Model Railways

Book of Building Bridges and Viaducts for Model Railways
  • Author : Bob Alderman
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 1847978193
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Written by an acknowledged expert, this practical book is essential reading for all those railway modellers who wish to build a bridge or a viaduct for their layout. This new book contains in-depth descriptions and photographs of bridges located around Britain (and one in New Zealand), ranging from the small to the monumental, from which the modeller can gain ideas and draw inspiration. As an essential aid to modelling, the constituent parts of the bridges are described as well as the engineering principles that make them 'work' and the materials from which they are built. Step-by-step instructions and photographs depict the construction in plasticard of five models: a simple girder bridge; a truss-girder bridge; a masonry arch bridge; a plate-girder bridge; and a viaduct. The book covers prototype research, taking measurements, modelling materials and tools, and examines the finishing process, including different ways of applying paint and weathering powders in order to make your model look authentic. Fully illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and diagrams.

Building a Folding Model Railway Layout

Book of Building a Folding Model Railway Layout
  • Author : Graham Goodchild
  • Publisher : The Crowood Press
  • Isbn : : 1785002007
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Determining where and how to store a model railway when it is not in use can be difficult, especially if space is severely limited; a folding railway layout can be the solution to this problem. The author has designed an ingenious folding wooden case that accommodates his truly remarkable N-gauge multi-track layout, and which is also suitable for an oval track layout in 00 gauge. 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. Some of the most remarkable features of the layout are how to construct and install a working cable car, moving road vehicles, a revolving children's roundabout, and a helicopter with motorized rotor blades. There are over 300 excellent step-by-step diagrams and photographs. Brimming with practical advice and tips on how to build the folding case and how to construct the layout within and superbly illustrated with 315 colour photographs and step-by-step diagrams.

PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments

Book of PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Isbn : : 9264050817
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Books

This book presents all the publicly available questions from the PISA surveys. Some of these questions were used in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys and others were used in developing and trying out the assessment.

Amateur Craft

Book of Amateur Craft
  • Author : Stephen Knott
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 147257737X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Design

Amateur Craft provides an illuminating and historically-grounded account of amateur craft in the modern era, from 19th century Sunday painters and amateur carpenters to present day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's fascinating study explores the curious and unexpected attributes of things made outside standardised models of mass production, arguing that amateur craft practice is 'differential' – a temporary moment of control over work that both departs from and informs our productive engagement with the world. Knott's discussion of the theoretical aspects of amateur craft practice is substantiated by historical case studies that cluster around the period 1850–1950. Looking back to the emergence of the modern amateur, he makes reference to contemporary art and design practice that harnesses or exploits amateur conditions of making. From Andy Warhol to Simon Starling, such artistic interest elucidates the mercurial qualities of amateur craft. Invaluable for students and researchers in art and design, contemporary craft, material culture and social history, Amateur Craft counters both the marginalisation and the glorification of amateur craft practice. It is richly illustrated with 41 images, 14 in colour, including 19th century ephemera and works of contemporary art.

Modelling the T-55 Main Battle Tank

Book of Modelling the T-55 Main Battle Tank
  • Author : Nicola Cortese,Samuel Dwyer,Graeme Davidson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1780964803
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : History

The T-55 tank first appeared in 1958, a result of numerous improvements made to the (1949) T-54 series, and with a lineage stretching back to the wartime T-34 and the T-44. The T-55 series has seen service around the world with many armed forces, including the Warsaw Pact countries, Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Poland, Somalia, Sudan, and Vietnam, and has seen action in key modern conflicts, most recently in the two Gulf Wars. This title showcases the talents of several leading modellers, and presents Serbian, Iraqi, Czech, Syrian, and Russian variants across 1/35 and 1/72 scales. It also features several challenging projects that involve extensive scratchbuilding.

Model Railways on a Budget

Book of Model Railways on a Budget
  • Author : Mike Lynch
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : : 178589711X
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Model Railways on a Budget details an eight-year journey into the fascinating world of railway modeling; from fumbling beginnings to a growing competence with layout design and construction.

Modelling the Midland Region from 1948

Book of Modelling the Midland Region from 1948
  • Author : Colin Boocock
  • Publisher : The Crowood Press
  • Isbn : : 1785005200
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

The London Midland Region covered a huge part of England from London to the north and north west, from the Scottish borders into the south west. It served huge metropolitan cities and towns, supported heavy industry, and ran through areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Peak District and Lake District. Modelling the Midland Region from 1948 is an essential guide to creating your own model based on the London Midland Region of the British Railways era. It covers the history of the London Midland Region; British Rail and LMS locomotives; passenger and goods rolling stock; structures and scenery unique to the region, and signalling and electrification. The authors of this book are trustees of the charity Famous Trains model railway and directors of its operating company Famous Trains Ltd. An essential guide to creating your own model based on the London Midland region, for all scales and levels of interest, and fully illustrated with 232 colour photographs and 15 diagrams.

Modelling the IS Heavy Tank

Book of Modelling the IS Heavy Tank
  • Author : Nicola Cortese
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1780964730
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : History

The IS (Iosef Stalin) heavy tanks were some of the most widely used AFVs produced by the USSR. First entering combat in 1944, the IS-2 went head-to-head with German tanks such as the Panther, Tiger and King Tiger, and post war IS-2s and IS-3s were exported to China, Cuba and North Korea. This book is packed with easy to follow super-detailing and finishing instructions for building the IS-2, IS-3, and IS-3M variants, as well as for the prototype ISU-152, and features kits from manufacturers such as Dragon, Tamiya, and Fujimi. Advanced scratch-building techniques and working with photo-etched and other after-market accessories in 1/35 and 1/76 scales are covered, making this highly accessible book a welcome addition to any modeller's library.

The Sun Keeps Setting

Book of The Sun Keeps Setting
  • Author : William Doreski
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : : 9781462830732
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help

The Sun Keeps Setting examines in memoir-form the difficulties of dealing with aging and illness. Written as a daily journal, journal, thereby resisting outline, it focuses on my eighty-one-year-old fathers 1996 bypass surgery and the effect it had on the rest of the family. It deals with the immediately difficulties of complex medical decisions, the prospect of long-term nursing home confinement, financial strain and potential ruin, and the inevitable dredging up of the past such crises engender. I have dwelt at some length on the experience of growing up with my father and consequently define him through my own life. Being on the leading edge of the baby-boom generation, as the media keeps reminding me, I am experiencing a complex series of problems most people in my generation will have to face. My book offers no expertise on aging, Medicare, Social Security, or contemporary medicine. Those subjects are covered by other sources. But it does offer a perspective that a huge number of people in my generation should appreciate, since Ive come to realize that in many ways Im more typical of that generation than I had once thought. The first in my family to attend college, unsupported by family resources but bound to my family in many other waysnot all of them sentimentalIve experienced an alienating class shift without a corresponding financial gain. The experiences portrayed in this book constitute a body of knowledge accumulated without effort, distinguishing it from the knowledge afforded me by education, and I believe it speaks to whatever heart and soul my generation have.

Practical Garden Railways

Book of Practical Garden Railways
  • Author : Peter Jones
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 1847976700
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Have you always wanted to run your own railway? Does your indoor model railway leave you with a desire to fill your nostrils with the smell of steam and hot oil on a winter's morning? If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you probably need to build yourself a garden railway, and you certainly need to read this book! Peter Jones is one of the best-known names in the world of garden railways. In this highly illustrated book he guides you through the exciting world of model trains in your garden, from small-scale electric-powered locomotives to live-steam engines capable of carrying passengers, helping the reader to decide on what type of railway would be right, and passing on countless tips for the successful execution of the grand project.The only book you will need to guide you through the exciting world of model trains in your garden.Superbly illustrated with 365 colour photographs and illustrations.Peter Jones is one of the best-known names in the world of garden railways.

Modelling Branch Lines

Book of Modelling Branch Lines
  • Author : David Wright
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 1785000209
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

This comprehensive book is aimed at all those railway modellers who wish to create a realistic model of a branch line. First of all it examines the origins, developments and future of branch lines in Britain and then provides useful insights into how to select a suitable branch line to model. It discusses in detail how to create scenic realism and an appropriate setting for the model, with reference to the landscape, the infrastructure, the lineside and the use of authentic colour. Detailed information about a selection of several real, and some fictitious, branch lines are presented in order to inspire the modeller and help him to select a suitable subject to faithfully recreate. Finally, track plans and superb drawings of the whole scene are shown which provides the modeller with a visual intepretation of what the completed model should look like. Superbly illustrated with 71 drawings and diagrams and 307 digital colour and black & white photographs.

Modelling Railway Stations

Book of Modelling Railway Stations
  • Author : Ian Lamb
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Isbn : : 1847979521
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Have you ever dreamed of building a model of a favourite railway station for your layout, whether it be a modest branch line station, or a large town terminus? Have you ever wanted to re-create a beautiful station that you have seen at a railway modelling exhibition, or in a magazine, and felt that you needed a helping hand? If so, this is the book for you. Ian Lamb, a modeller of enormous experience, demonstrates how almost anybody, regardless of their modelling skills, can construct a pleasing and presentable model railway station in even a quite limited amount of space. Six specific UK stations, some real and some fictional, are selected as modelling case studies and the author provides detailed, practical information about different aspects of their construction. Throughout the book the author provides step-by-step guidance and illustrations and emphasizes how - with patience- modelling skills, confidence and ambition can all be improved over time. Moreover, he is ever mindful of how costs should be kept down to reasonable levels and reveals how materials and tools can often be the most simple and inexpensive of everyday household items. Superbly illustrated with 304 colour photographs.

Brighton From Old Photographs

Book of Brighton From Old Photographs
  • Author : Christopher Horlock
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : : 1445669412
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Photography

Explore the history of Brighton through this fascinating collection of beautiful photographs.

Detailing and Upgrading Steam Locomotives

Book of Detailing and Upgrading Steam Locomotives
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Kalmbach Publishing Co
  • Isbn : : 1627005846
  • Pages : 98
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Monte Rosa

Book of Monte Rosa
  • Author : Jaroslaw Martyniuk
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : : 1543439063
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography

A sweeping panorama of the author’s life from the outbreak of WWII to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The narrative begins in Ukraine and ends in Paris where he coordinated the work of fty undercover interviewers engaged in unorthodox research with Soviet visitors in Western Europe, a chapter of Cold War history never revealed in such remarkable detail. The story includes the author’s narrow escape from Communism, an account of his extended family’s ordeal in the Soviet Gulag, life in post-war Bavaria, thirty years in Chicago and culminates with twelve years in France where he worked for the International Energy Agency and Radio Liberty.