THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODEL RAILWAYS
GENERAL EDITOR TERRY ALLEN
FOREWORD BY DAVID JENKINSON
This practical full colour encyclopedia begins with an introduction to the railway modelling hobby which examines the many choices of scale, gauge, equipment and style of layout available.The story is also told of the history of the hobby which can trace its origins back to the early days of prototype railways.The book describes how to build a model railway, advising the reader on the best use of space and resources. Examples are given of the types of layout and the methods of baseboard, track and scenery construction.The great variety of locomotives and rolling stock is discussed in detail-from ready-to-run models and kits to the highest standards of fine-scale models. As well as being a very practical book, the Encyclopedia features some of today’s finest layouts. Many colour photographs and track plans are included, with useful tips from the builders. Nearly 100 colour artworks and diagrams have been prepared for this superb encyclopedia, which also includes more than 180 excellent colour photographs.