“Railway Modelling The Realistic Way” by Iain Rice is the best all round railway modelling book published for many years. It is a beautifully illustrated, 352-page, ‘reader friendly’ guide to the complexities, sophistication, and excitement of every aspect of railway modelling.
Even in this age of computer games and video entertainment Railway modeling is as popular as ever. Its diversity and richness of interest – often with a degree of nostalgia – make the hobby the ideal antidote to the stresses of modern life. This book is a completely new version of Norman Simmons classic “Railway Modelling”, first published in 1972. Iain Rice has transformed the original into an ideal companion for todays railway modeler. In Railway Modelling The Realistic Way, Iain combines traditional modeling techniques and advice with full details of all the new technology that has transformed the hobby in recent years.
This book covers a diverse range of chapters from planning, tools and equipment, baseboards, track, signalling and control, modelling landscapes, rolling stock (locomotives, passenger and goods “freight”) and finally rounding out with operation amongst other topics. Enhanced with an extensive glossary of terms and abbreviations, an Index, a Booklist, and a library of thematically appropriate websites, “Railway Modelling The Realistic Way” is an informed and informative addition to both personal and community library model railway reference shelves.
Iain Rice is a retired fireman and one of Britain’s best-known model railway authors. Iain has over 20 books and 400 magazine articles to his credit. He is a regular contributor to British and American model railway magazines, and lives in Devon and Ontario.
Iain has published other titles for haynes in their Realistic Railway Modelling series, these include:
- Realistic Railway Modelling: Layout Design
- Realistic Railway Modelling: Steam Locomotives