Fourth in the Realistic Model Railroading series by the same author, this Volume shows modelers how to turn to the real thing: natural land forms, crops, forests, water features, and even the seasons, to get better results on their model railroad layouts.
What are the critical and 'model-able' differences between the Rockies and the Appalachian Mountains, for example, and what resources can help modelers achieve a natural-looking scene from each area. These big ideas are supported by modeling projects as examples of incorporating realistic natural effects including rock strata, water forms, field crops, and space-saving industries.
Contents:Signature scenes, pp. 6-17;Signature structures, pp. 18-27;"Texture", pp. 28-37;Rocks aren't hard, pp. 38-49;Water's ways, pp. 50-59;The forest or the trees, pp. 60-67;The seasons - all five of them, pp. 68-77;Crops and natural resources, pp. 78-83;Backdrops, pp. 84-91;Putting your railroad on the map, pp. 92-96.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 96 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 in., 175 Color photographs, 25 B&W photographs,10 illustrations.