How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery 3rd Edition

Dave Frary
Item #12216

Techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale.
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One of model railroading's best-known scenery modelers offers techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale. This third edition of one of Kalmbach's top-sellers will attract modelers with contemporary images of diesel locomotives and urban settings, plus updates to Dave's trademark scenery “recipes.” Hundreds of photographs bring the techniques to life and make it easy for modelers to get started quickly.

• Includes new chapters on Western scenery and desert modeling, and city scenery and urban settings

• Ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced modelers planning a layout
Author: Dave Frary
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 144
Color photos: 300
Black & White photos: 150
Illustrations: 20
Author Bio
Dave Frary is best known for his scenery-building articles, hands-on clinics, and hundreds of photos that have appeared in Model railroader, Classic Toy Trains, FineScale Modeler, great Model Railroads, Railroad Model Craftsman, Model Railroading, Maine2-Foot Modeler, and many other publications. Dave is a professional scenery builder. He has produced four scenery and weathering programs in the Trackside Modeler video series.
Table of Contents
Dedication and acknowledgments  4
Introduction  5

Chapter 1: Planning your scenery  7
Chapter 2: Building scenic forms  13
Chapter 3: Basic colors, textures, and adhesives  31
Chapter 4: Rocks and rubble  41
Chapter 5: Finishing: texture  59
Chapter 6: Trees and foliage  69
Chapter 7: Modeling water  86
Chapter 8: Backdrops and background scenery  98
Chapter 9: Foreground scenery 112
Chapter 10: Modeling the changing seasons  126
Chapter 11: Ballasting track  134
Chapter 12: Rejuvenating old scenery  138

List of products, manufacturers, and suppliers  142
Index  144 
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