Building Structures for Your Garden Railway

Jack Verducci
Item #12457

Create structures that work in an outdoor setting.
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Structures for garden railways are just like structures for other model railroads except they must survive outdoor elements. Building Structures for Your Garden Railway is the first comprehensive guide to creating structures that work in an outdoor setting. This book covers researching, planning and drawing, selecting tools and materials, and construction. It covers everything from bases to roofs including walls, windows, doors, lighting, and painting. Using the instruction of noted expert Jack Verducci, readers will be well on their way to creating the detailed garden railway they’ve imagined.

-Covers everything from bases to roofs including walls, windows, doors, lighting, and painting.

-Includes plans and illustrations for a number of buildings.

-Special sections on townscaping (landscaping with model structures) and nightscaping (lighting structures and scenes).

Author: Jack Verducci
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 96
Color photos: 220
Author Bio
Jack Verducci has always had an interest in models and miniatures. He built his first layout (HO scale) with his brother as a Boy Scout project and discovered large-scale trains during his time in the Navy. In 1988, he built the initial version of his Crystal Springs Railroad, and a few years later, Jack began building garden railroads professionally. Since that time, he has built nearly 75 garden railroads in many areas of the country. He has earned the NMRA's title of Master Model Railroader based on his garden-railroad accomplishments. Jack is a regular contributor to Garden Railways magazine. His Garden Railway Design & Construction column has appeared regularly in the magazine since December 1996. Jack lives in the San Francisco Bay area in California with his wife, Pauline. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing his boat with Pauline, his two sons, and their families.
Table of Contents
 Introduction  4
Chapter 1. Plastic cement, glues and adhesives  6
Chapter 2. Tools  13
Chapter 3. Kits  21
Chapter 4. Scratchbuilding  26
Chapter 5. Basic wood construction  31
Chapter 6. Advanced wood construction  37
Chapter 7. Doors, windows, and trim  46
Chapter 8. Plastic fabrication  51
Chapter 9. Building with Styrofoam and Precision Board  60
Chapter 10. Magic Sculp epoxy putty  66
Chapter 11. Casting resin parts for your buildings  69
Chapter 12. Textured walls and roofs  77
Chapter 13. Painting for protection and finish  84
Chapter 14. Landscaping with model structures  90
Chapter 15. Lighting  96
Gallery. Detailing the Crystal Club Bar
             Animating a steam-operated sawmill
             Detailing Brown's Machine Shop
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