Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Steam book is out now!



Despite being delayed for a week or two, my second volume of a series of books dealing with model loco detailing was released yesterday, just in time for the Warley show this coming weekend. Hopefully, stockists will have received their copies!
I've tried to cover as many regions, periods and prototypes within the book as possible, within the limits of the book's study period: locomotives in use in Britain from 1948-1968. And, of course, those types represented in the r-t-r market.
It also aims to appeal to modellers of all levels of skill and experience, starting with how to fit all those fiddly little bits and pieces that come with modern models without making a mess or breaking anything! The book then goes on to adding other small details, re-numbering, repainting, weathering, fitting detailing kits, minor conversions and how to make the best of older models, including a 'showcase' project dealing with the Hornby 'Terrier'.
Illustrated throughout in colour (well over 300 images!), the projects and processes are clearly described with a broad list of suppliers in the appendices. It also has a very thorough index (that took me ages to compile!).
See http://www.crowood.com/ for more details. The book is also available from all good bookstores, including http://www.amazon.co.uk/
Talking of Warley, I'm wondering which models to take with me to display on the Model Rail stand...

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