George Dent - Building Coaches

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George Dent - Building Coaches

Author: George Dent
Published by: The Crowood Press
Format: Paper back
Number of pages: 256
Number of colour photographs: 604
Dimensions: 246 x 189mm

This beautifully illustrated and practical book covers a wide variety of materials and processes, and tells you everything you need to know about building model railway coaches. Master modeller George Dent guides the reader through all the necessary techniques and skills. All aspects of the subject are covered; from adding passengers to the carriages and upgrading off-the-shelf models, to kit assembly, scratch-building and finishing.

Features of the book are as follows:

  • Provides important advice on choosing the right tools, materials and adhesives
  • Presents many ideas for detailing, modifying and converting ready-to-run and kit-built coaches
  • Includes essential step-by-step guides to soldering, weathering, painting and lining
  • Considers how to get the best from 3-D printed kits and components
  • Shows the modeller how to produce fully appointed, illuminated interiors to suit any period
  • Demonstrates how to improve carriage couplings and how to create authentic working gangways
  • Explains how to build coaches and parts from scratch, including the creation of resin castings

George Dent is Deputy Editor and all-round expert at Model Rail magazine, one of the best-selling railway modelling titles on the market.
Having developed a reputation as one of the UK's finest model makers, he also runs a popular series of practical modelling courses and produces a range of instructional DVDs. This is his sixth book for Crowood. Click here for other titles available

Full Book Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Research, tools and equipment
  • Easy upgrades for ready-to-run stock
  • More ready-to-run upgrades
  • Super detailing
  • Resin and laser-cut kits
  • Wood-based materials and 3D printing
  • Conversions
  • Couplings, gangways, lights and power
  • Foundations in metal
  • Metalwork in practice
  • Roofs, bogies and fixed axles
  • Doing it yourself
  • Painting
  • Further finishing
  • Weathering
  • Finishing touches
  • Bibliography and suggested reading
  • Useful addresses
  • Index

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