How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery

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Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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One of model railroading's best-known scenery modelers offers new techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale. Featuring today's newest products and equipment, 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
 

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I dont do the railroad thing, but I caght a glimpse of the book. The author mentions a product called gypsolite for building scenery and its nonsuitability for molding. I suggest you add a product called land plaster or calcium sulphate to the mix. It will harden much faster and harder. Start with about a 3 to 1 gyp to land ratio for starters to test. you can vary this mix as you please. It will also help eliminate shrinkage. Steve Kerr 

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Bought this for my husband and he has not put it down. He is very pleased with the information in the book Read full review

Contents

Dedication and acknowledgments
4
Introduction
5
Planning your scenery
7
Building scenic forms
13
Basic colors textures and adhesives
31
Rocks and rubble
41
Finishing texture
59
Trees and foliage
69
Backdrops and background scenery
98
Foreground scenery
112
Modeling the changing seasons
126
Ballasting track
134
Rejuvenating old scenery
138
List of products manufacturers and suppliers
142
Index
144
Copyright

Modeling water
86

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