Originally published under the title Model Railroad Scratch Building.
Any way you look at it, there is a lot more to model railroading than setting up a track and switching on a train. Once you're in that engineer's seat, you won't be satisfied until your layout is the best one around. From tracks, locomotives, cars to scenery, electronics and sound effects, there's always something new and exciting to add to your layout. What's the best way to make your setup really special' Build your own model bridges, buildings, and backgrounds..from scratch!
This is the book to show you how to create all kinds of unique original models from wood, paperboard, plastic, plaster, and other inexpensive easy to find materials. Easy step-by-step instructions, plus lots of detailed illustrations and photographs help you make professional looking models right from the start Build a simple drainage bridge, the 'Schulz Brothers' ice house, a storage shed, section house, and highway bridge. Learn how to design your own outbuildings!
Introduction/acknowledgments, pp. 2-5;
Ch. 1: Getting Started, pp. 6-14;
Ch. 2: Basic Tools & Techniques, pp. 15-26;
Ch. 3: Working With Wood, pp. 27-37;
Ch. 4: Building A Simple Drainage Bridge, pp. 38-43;
Ch. 5: Building the Schulz Bro. Icehouse, pp. 44-49;
Ch. 6: Working With Paper, pp. 50-52;
Ch. 7: Building A Lineside Storage Shed, pp. 53-60;
Ch. 8: Building A Section House, pp. 61-68;
Ch. 9: Working With Plaster, 69-74;
Ch. 10: Plaster Pattern Making, pp. 75-81;
Ch. 11: The Molding Process, pp. 82-85;
Ch. 12: Building A Simple Highway Bridge, pp. 86-91;
Ch. 13: Building Cast Brick Chimneys, pp. 92-93;
Ch. 14: Appendix, Selected Suppliers, pp. 94-96.
Carstens Publications, softcover, 96 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W and Color photographs (15 pages in color); illustrations.