Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in Small Spaces – Richard Bardsley
Richard is a great advocate for N gauge, and as a result N gets a good amount of coverage in the book, which makes a refreshing change.
The book is definitely aimed at the beginner, to whom it is highly recommended by this reviewer. The advice given while thorough is confined to the basic principles of planning design and construction, and there is a fair bit of basic design theory. The advanced modeller will find little that is new, and I’d direct him towards the more sophisticated works by Iain Rice and Paul A Lunn, or the excellent Model Railway Planning and Design Handbook.
I particularly appreciate that the book is available in Kindle format, and even on basic Kindle devices the pictures are very clear and helpful.
Richard Bardsley has written over fifty articles in the model railway press, many of which have dealt with designing and planning small-space layouts. For over twelve years Richard has been the editor of the bimonthly N Gauge Society Journal, as well as being a member of the Society’s management committee. He demonstrates and promotes N gauge model railways at shows and also designs and produces his own N gauge wagons kits