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Scenery   Planning    Wiring & Maintenance    

HO Scale    N-Scale   G, S & O Scales    Lionel    Miscellaneous    Historical 

With so many books available at your local hobby shop, (We entered more than 70 into this list with our first compilation) weeding out the useful ones from the duds can be a daunting task.  It is our hope that you will be able to use this area to find the types of information that your interested in.



Airbrushing for Railway Modellers

By George Dent / Crowood Press / November 2011

The airbrush is an essential tool for modelers striving for professional-looking results. It can greatly enhance the quality of your modeling output, whether applying a full livery scheme or simply blending in areas of new paintwork. A good airbrush will offer unparalleled levels of finish and consistency, as well as the chance to create unique effects such as weathering and stenciling. This book reveals how anyone can use an airbrush effectively, provided that a few basic rules are followed. All of the necessary techniques are described, along with a wealth of practical guidance and detailed advice on choosing a spraying set-up to match your own needs and budget. Paint formulas and color matching. Cleaning and maintaining the airbrush. Techniques suitable for a range of subjects, across each of the popular scales.

Basic Painting and Weathering for Model Railroaders

By Jeff Wilson / Kalmbach / May 2003

Presents step-by-step techniques to finish, paint, decal, and weather railroad models. Introduces the tools, products, and techniques, and guides hobbyists through several basic projects, from stripping paint to airbrushing. 250 step-by-step color photos help you get started quickly.

Done in a Day: Easy Detailing and Weathering Projects for Your Model Railroad

By Pelle K. Soeborg / Kalmbach / March 2009

More than a dozen easy weathering and detailing projects will show you how to add realism to rolling stock and locomotives. Well-illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions make this book suitable for beginning model railroaders.


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