Just Like The Real Thing – Pete Waterman

Just Like The Real Thing tells the story of how Pete Waterman and a team of dedicated modellers have built one of the most impressive model railway layouts in the UK.Pete Waterman covers all aspects of building the model of Leamington Spa station and its surroundings and gives tips on how to model railways to the very highest standard – a subject very close to his heart.

Over the years Pete Waterman has brought together some of the finest railway modellers in the business and his models and layouts are renowned for their high quality, accuracy and attention to detail. This attractively illustrated book will impart practical advice, tips and techniques that he has developed over the years over a wide range of modelling topics, from locomotives and rolling stock to track, signalling, scenery and buildings, from painting to model construction. Many of the techniques are unusual but easy for the average modeller to reproduce and give results far better than perhaps more conventional methods, including the now renowned singing of teddy bear fur to create grassed embankments and cuttings.

Just Like The Real Thing includes a mixture of detailed modelling pictures and stunning and inspirational examples od Pete Watermans layout and models, showing what the reader can hope to achieve with time, patience and good advice. This book will appeal to all those who are familiar with Pete Waterman’s railway models and all those who aspire to improve the quality of their own modelling, whether aspirational beginners or more experienced and advanced modellers.

For those unfamiliar with the Leamington Spa project, this video gives the layout some great coverage.

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