Model Railroader's Best of Scenery

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Model Railroader has compiled all the scenery techniques you’ve been asking for in one place! This comprehensive collection includes 33 detailed projects to make your layout more realistic, plus profiles of three exceptional layouts!

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Description

Model Railroader has compiled all the scenery techniques you’ve been asking for in one place! Model Railroader’s Best of Scenery is a new 164-page special issue. Build the best scenery yet with the most up-to-date techniques from today’s best builders including Mike Danneman, Pelle Søeborg, David Popp, Cody Grivno, Steve Otte, Gerry Leone, Paul Dolkos, and many more! This comprehensive collection includes 33 detailed projects to make your layout more realistic. Plus: Profiles of three exceptional layouts!

Stories include:

  • 17 Tips to Create Authentic Scenes - Create greater realism by incorporating some of these tips to improve your new or existing layout.
  • Rio Grande in the Rockies - Follow Mike Danneman’s N scale Moffat Road main line through spectacular mountain scenery.
  • How to Plan and Build an Urban Scene - Tackle tips to design and construct a transition-era working-class district for your layout.
  • Modeling Realistic Rapids - Develop cool water scenery with fun, simple commercial products.
  • And more!

Pages: 164

Model Railroader's Best of Scenery is now available in a convenient digital format so you can enjoy your favorite hobby on your PC, Mac, laptop, iPad, iPhone and select Android devices version 2.2 or higher. Powered by Zinio™, digital editions are compatible with PC, Macintosh®, Android™ via Google Play™ app, iOS™ via App StoreSM, and Win8 devices.

Reviews

This 164-page all-color book is chocked full of handy ideas for your model railroad of any scale, as well as imaginative hints, solid tips, and numerous well-composed color photographs. In all, there are 33 projects that are presented from painting backdrops, to using LEDs to light background buildings on a layout, modeling a rusty automobile junkyard, creating scenery from foam, casting plaster rocks, modeling streets and highways, making a retaining wall, using layered foliage, building an animated grade crossing, and even constructing a portable branch line.

Knowledge of how to build a better layout is often gained through experts who have sifted through many diverse ideas and come up with the best solutions: that’s the essence of this detailed modeling book, offering the reader the best methods and ideas gained from years of experience by seasoned modelers. A total of 33 various projects are detailed that cover a wide gamut of modeling ideas and provide a thorough discussion in text, color photos and excellent drawings. While the majority of the projects were originated in HO or N scale, all the book’s contents are quite easily adapted to other scales.

In the first few pages, modeler Pelle Søeborg offers 17 tips to create authentic scenes such as how to construct mainlines and sidings, a description of varying model railroad rail sizes, making landscapes realistic with hills and dips, using the correct colors for rocks and scenery, adding billboards and signage, and including weathering as a necessary part of your layout’s “finishing touch.”

In all, this book will inspire modelers and would-be modelers to create the most realistic scenes and layouts possible, all aided by expert guidance.

— Don Heimburger, Heimburger House Publishing Co. 

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