Kit Building for Railway Modellers

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George Dent

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.

PRICE: $34.95 / Can$38.99

MEDIUM: Craft, Other Craft

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847975515

SIZE: 8.25 in x 11.688in / 209.55mm x 296.86 mm

PUBLISHED: December 1, 2013