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Aspects of Modelling: Scenery
Aspects of Modelling: Scenery
by J. Hobden
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.71

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 18 April 2012
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I guess that, strictly speaking, the title of this book is literally accurate. It is just that the book rarely says anything practical. It mentions that there are various types of railroad scenery which I, and I guess every other railroad modeler, would regard as blindingly obvious. What the book is very short on is practical approaches to rendering those various types of scenery into decent models. There are far better books than this one.


Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways
Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways
by Tony Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.09

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fairly hepful, 18 April 2012
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My problem was that I was expecting more of this book than it delivered. The author is a respected writer in this field and that influenced me to purchase. Honestly although it is fairly good, it just doesn't have that practical "this is how you take a blank canvas of a model railroad and add realistic scenery". I was hoping for a more step-by-step coverage written with reference to real scenes. Had I been able to browse like you can in a book store I would nopt have bought the book.


Vintage Winos
Vintage Winos
Price: £10.01

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry Keef, very, very disappointing, 29 May 2011
This review is from: Vintage Winos (Audio CD)
Nup. Doesn't work. This group is made up of exceptional musicians. Guitar players par excellence. Rhythm section very, very solid. There isn't a lead singer amongst them. Song-writing is second rate. I was hoping for more. Sorry to say this is a second rate.
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Aspects of Modelling: Railway Electrics
Aspects of Modelling: Railway Electrics
by Ian Morton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.25

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty basic stuff, 30 Jan 2010
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If you have never wired a layout and you are total beginner stage, this book is for you. If you are anywhere beyond that level, there are some things in this book for you but not all that much. DCC gets little more than lip service despite it now (and for the last 10 years) being a major part of railroad electrics. Some of the comments about organising wiring were good. There is precious little about anything else such as train detection. This book is about as basic as they come. The author/seller should have made this more clear.
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Harold Larwood
Harold Larwood
by Duncan Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.44

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard men playing hard cricket - wrong era, 3 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Harold Larwood (Hardcover)
I don't know what it is about the bodyline era which fascinates me. Larwood and Jardine didn't invent hard ruthless competitive cricket. They didn't invent bodyline. They may have been the first to use film to analyse the weakness of an opposing batsman. Perhaps, as a package, they invented modern fast bowling. What they did is mild compared to what is done today. OK, OK, today's batsman is infinitely protected when compare with the batsmen of the 30s. perhaps some of the modern "greats" would not fare as well if they wore the pads, box and batting gloves of yesteryear. The book constantly makes sensible comparisons with how this saga might have played out in the modern era as opposed to how it actually played out. The book makes powerful connections with the divide between professionals such as Larwood with the amateurs such as Jardine, Allen et al. I might not have bought the book had i spotted that it was the "authorised" biography. It is none the worse for that. This is easily the best sports book I have read for some years.


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