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Model Railroading

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  • Something to Live For

    A page-turning comfort read that will make you laugh and cry

    by Richard Roper

    Curl up with the page-turning story full of heart that has readers raving, about Andrew, who has forgotten how to live, and Peggy, who helps him remember...****'A magnificent read. Tender, funny, compelling' Lucy Foley, bestselling author of The Guest List'I adored this! It warmed my heart, broke it a little, then put it back together' Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare'Funny, ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Making a Start in N Gauge Railway Modelling

    by Richard Bardsley

    N gauge is the most rapidly expanding of all the model railway formats and if you want to take advantage of its huge potential, then this is the book for you. The author explains exactly what N gauge is, its history, its advantages and some of its possible disadvantages. He begins with a train set and progresses through choosing a prototype and designing a layout, to a practical demonstration of ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Wonderful World of Model Trains: A Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Model Railways and Creating Stunning Sceneries & Layouts

    by David B. Brokaw

    There's a nostalgia associated with model trains and railroading -- even if it's unspoken. Railroads take us back to an earlier era. A more basic time. When spending a week or more on a train was seen as a luxury -- an event in itself -- not at as merely a mode of transportation.You've probably already scouted some model railroad shows. You've no doubt recognized the camaraderie and the passion ... Read more

    $6.27 AUD

  • Having Fun With Model Trains

    by Sally White

    Model trains must be one of the oldest and most awe inspiring hobbies for both young and old. These miniature trains have captured the imagination of people all over the world for many years.Many model train builders spend hours of their time and do not spare any expense on pursuing this hobby. It becomes all engrossing and affords many happy hours to the hobbyist.There are so many models of ... Read more

    $4.08 AUD

  • Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in a Small Space

    by Richard Bardsley

    If you want to build a model railway but feel constricted and frustrated because you only have a very limited amount of space available, then this is the book for you. The author demonstrates that a railway modeller need never be 'stuck for space', and shows the reader how to design and construct a rewarding layout in even the smallest of spaces. He emphasizes that once you have found a home for ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD


    by Nigel Burkin

    Layout building is perhaps the most exciting, rewarding and challenging aspect of creating a model railway. Making the right design decisions and choosing good construction techniques are vital to ensure success. This book takes you through basic baseboard construction, shelf layout themes and how to link multi-deck designs together, enabling you to make the most of a given space. With different ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Practical Introduction to Digital Command Control for Railway Modellers

    by Nigel Burkin

    From background information on the technology itself to layout wiring; taking in decoders, hand controllers, wireless and many practical modelling projects, Neil Burkin offers a comprehensive introduction to Digital Command Control [DCC] for the beginner and experienced modeller alike.The book emphasises the benefits of DCC technology as a model railway control system and offers practical advice ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Designing and Building Model Railway Baseboards

    by Ron Pybus

    Model railway baseboards are like the foundations of a house, and failure to build a rigid baseboard that has no movement will inevitably lead to problems. Accordingly, this invaluable, well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those who wish to be guided through the potential pitfalls of making a baseboard and who require practical information about the different kinds of boards and how ... Read more

    $27.16 AUD

  • Airbrushing for Railway Modellers

    by George Dent

    The airbrush is an essential tool for modellers striving for professional-looking results. It can greatly enhance the quality of your modelling output, whether applying a full livery scheme or simply blending in areas of new paintwork. A good airbrush will offer unparalleled levels of finish and consistency, as well as the chance to create unique effects such as weathering and stencilling. This ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Operating Signals, Points and Level Crossings

    A Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Guide for Railway Modellers

    by Clive Heathcote and 1 more

    This fascinating, well-illustrated and informative book presents a straightforward guide to points, signals and level crossings and provides all the information that railway modellers need in order to get the trains on their layouts moving effectively. The history of semaphore and colour light signals is outlined and the implications for modellers is clearly explained. A variety of different types ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives

    by Simon Bolton

    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 ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Electronics and Wiring for Model Railways

    by Andrew Duckworth

    In railway modelling, getting the technical components correct is essential for a realistic-looking layout but, unfortunately, these often present the biggest challenges for the hobbyist. Using his own experience as a railway modeller and electronics engineer, Andrew Duckworth provides a guide suitable for all railway modellers, from beginners to the more experienced. With instructions on how and ... Read more

    $25.29 AUD

  • Train Modeling

    by V.T.

    Fancy about trains and rails? You are not alone. I simply love trains and started a hobby of building my very own trains and railways models. This hobby keeps me occupied for weeks and weeks, learning how trains work and design my ideal environment. The accomplishment after you see your train traveling in and out of the tunnels make you want to build a second one! Trust me! So start learning how ... Read more

    $6.13 AUD

  • Modelling Railway Scenery

    Volume 1 - Cuttings, Hills, Mountains, Streams and Lakes

    by Anthony Reeves

    Whether you are just starting out in the hobby of scenic railway modelling, or are more experienced and are revamping an existing layout, this invaluable instructional volume will guide you through the art of using basic materials to create wonderful model scenery. Brimming with practical advice and tips, the book shows you how to create realistic cuttings, natural rocky outcrops, grassy hillsides ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Modelling Railway Scenery Volume 2

    Fields, Hedges and Trees

    by Anthony A Reeves

    Whether you are just about to embark on your scenic modelling journey, or want to re-work an existing layout, this clearly written volume will be invaluable. The author guides you through the process of collecting field-trip information, both written and photographic, and then demonstrates, using step-by-step instructions, how the colours, textures and features depicted in the reference ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Modelling Branch Lines

    A Guide for Railway Modellers

    by David Wright

    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 ... Read more

    $27.16 AUD

  • Creating the Rural Scene

    A Guide for Railway Modellers and Diorama Model Makers

    by David Wright

    Packed with practical tips and advice this informative book explains the various techniques and materials that will help any modeller produce convincing models of the rural scene. It examines the history and development of the countryside, villages and infrastructure and covers rural industries. It demonstrates techniques for modelling farm buildings, machinery, vehicles and livestock and gives ... Read more

    $27.16 AUD

  • Making Urban Buildings for Model Railways

    by David Wright

    This fascinating book is aimed at all those modellers who wish to create a model railway set in an urban landscape. It covers the selection and the construction of a wide range of urban buildings, and presents many detailed photographs of real buildings from which the modeller can gain ideas, identify specific features and draw inspiration. Special attention is paid to modelling architectural ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Model Engineer

    by Anon

    This book is a collection of vintage articles on the subject of engineering for model vehicles, with information on the design, construction, and installation of small engines. Profusely illustrated and full of invaluable information, this volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in model engineering, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • Building 00 Gauge Wagons and Vans for Model Railways

    by David Tisdale

    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, ... Read more

    $27.16 AUD

  • Lionel FasTrack Model Railroads

    The Easy Way to Build a Realistic Lionel Layout

    by Robert Schleicher

    As model railroaders began demanding ever-greater realism, Lionel responded in 2004 with its FasTrack system featuring an integrated roadbed, scale-sized ties, and a less-obvious center rail. Veteran hobby author Bob Schleicher follows up his The Lionel FasTrack Book with a closer, more detailed look at Lionel’s revolutionary O-gauge system. This guide gives enthusiasts a deeper sense of how to ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • The LEGO Trains Book

    by Holger Matthes

    Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs.Inside you'll find:-A historical tour of LEGO trains-Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City ... Read more

    $24.52 AUD

  • Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways

    by Tony Hill

    The landscape through which railways run is often the inspiration and reason why people choose to model a particular line. Therefore creating a realistic setting in which to operate your railway is an essential aspect of modelling, yet it is often overlooked or left until the last moment. Creating authentic and believable scenery without spending a fortune or buying it 'ready made' is a skill that ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • LEGO Train Projects

    7 Creative Models

    by Charles Pritchett

    Step-by-step instructions for building 7 realistic LEGO train models.LEGO Train Projects shows you how to build seven detailed train models to get your brick citizens riding the rails in style. Featuring clear, full color, step-by-step instructions, this book makes it easy to build fun, realistic models that will delight train lovers of all ages. ... Read more

    $24.52 AUD