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Modelling the Lineside

Modelling the Lineside: A Guide for Railway Modellers by Richard Bardsley

If you want to recreate in realistic model form some of the excitement of watching trains by the lineside – then this is the book for you. It contains several photographs of the available relevant products and includes numerous step-by-step illustrations, with accompanying text, that demonstrate how to build the many features of the lineside, either from kits or from scratch. Moreover, all the various aspects of modelling the lineside are brought together in four layout projects covering typical lineside scenes from the steam era right up to the present.

  • Defines what is meant by the lineside and discusses the design considerations that are necessary to maximize the available lineside modelling space
  • Examines the lineside boundary in terms of the many different types of fencing and walls
  • Considers the various means which people use to cross the line such as level crossings and footbridges
  • Covers the many structures by the lineside such as huts and water towers
  • Explores in detail the use of model figures and road vehicles
  • Discusses signalling and covers signal boxes, types of signals, turnout rodding and concrete trunking
  • Demonstrates how to produce realistic models of numerous miscellaneous lineside features such as signs, telegraph poles, graffiti and rubbish
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About The Author


A DCC and computer control enthusiast and a modeller of things in the English Borders ECML and Waverley Route. He models in OO LNER and N gauge BR blue diesels.

1 Comment

  1. wicky0570

    Looks like an interesting book. I always have a problem with where to place figures on the layout. I never fix them as they are always moving around! Will add this book to my wish list.

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