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Out of Stock ISBN: 187 4 1034 88
Condition: Good
Dimensions: Softcover, 273 x 217 x 10 mm
Published by: Wild Swan Publications
Published on: 1st July 1999
Author: John Hayes

The 4mm Coal Wagon

A Step-by-Step Guide

Anyone modelling the pre 1960s steam railway will need a fair percentage of coal wagons as part of their freight stock for coal was the predominant mineral traffic.This book guides the reader through simple kit modifications using the plethora of small items available today, eg buffers, axleboxes, etched brake gear etc, and then goes on to describefull scratchbuilds, all with straightforward text and easy to follow step-by-step photographic sequences.Models built sepecially for the book portray a variety of wooden-bodied private owner, LMS & LNER coal wagons and examples of the early steel-bodied types incorporating sprung and compensated suspension systems, etched and cast brake gear, and sprung buffers.The pages contain a host of construction and detailin tips, advice on painting, lettering and weathering, enabling modellers to select the level of detail which suits their taste.Many of the methods described apply to other wagons and scales and the inclusion of prptpype photographs of wagons in service through the 1930s, 40s and 50s will ensure that the book remains an inspiration.
Softcover, 154 pages, 565 b/w illustrations.

Reviewed on Sunday 3rd January 2010