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Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in a Small Space
 
 

Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in a Small Space [Kindle Edition]

Richard Bardsley
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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 your layout, be it in a garden shed, a spare room, a bookcase or even the top of an ironing board, the same guiding principles apply. These are all fully explained in a very practical way and include the basic layout shapes, the importance of scale, standard and narrow gauges, fiddle yards, train length, curves and turnouts as well as track design elements such as head shunts, kickback sidings and run-round loops.There are individual chapters on: potential spaces; design principles; basic layout shapes; the art of compromise; levels, layers and shelves; planning your layout; baseboards; classic designs and micro-layouts.This fascinating book shows the reader that no matter how small the space, there is always a model railway layout that can be built in it.Aimed at all railway modellers of all levels of ability.Covers how to design, plan and construct a rewarding layout in the smallest of spaces i.e. garden shed, bookcase and even a micro-layout in a box file.Superbly illustrated with 131 colour photographs.Richard Bardsley is an experienced small-layout builder in N gauge and 00 gauge and exhibits widely at numerous shows.

About the Author

Richard Bardsley is an experienced small-layout builder in N gauge and 00 gauge, and several of his model railways have been exhibited at shows. He 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 nown N gauge wagons kits.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12852 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood (1 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFVY680
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,622 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners or returnees 21 Mar 2013
By Carlos
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I am returned to modelling after 35 yrs and I found the book really useful. It was well written in an way that was not patronising to us beginners. I bought it for my kindle and the pictures were very clear and you could enlarge them which I found helpful. I picked up a number of good ideas and have redesigned my layout as a result. Probably not a book for experienced modellers who may look down on this type of book but I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Basic advice for beginners. Nothing new here. 27 Feb 2013
By Tarzan
Format:Paperback
Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in Small Spaces. The Sub-Heading should read 'Basic Advice for Beginners'. This book is big on theory, all of which has been said before in other books. There are no new ideas here. Strangely, for a book on model railway design, there are no completed layout plans, so don't look here for ideas for a new layout. My advice is, unless you are an absolute beginner in which case this book might be useful, buy one of the better books available, for instance 'The Model Railway Planning and Design Handbook' published by Santona Publications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the art of comprimise 3 Mar 2014
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A great book, having finished it I have plenty to contemplate. If like most people you have limited space that you have to share then this is the book for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars How to on Kindle? 2 Feb 2014
By DO DO
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Not sure if this would work on the Kindle but it did. Pictures are a little small but they can be made bigger if you need to look at the small writing in them.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm dreaming of a modelling Christmas 9 Jan 2014
By Hathi
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Used for railway layout modelling excellent! Very realistic. Quick delivery and in mint condition on arrival - daft but if you need this sort of thing great!
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