The Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad is a fictitious US Pacific Northwest mining and logging system in the Roaring Twenties. With humor and wittiness, outstanding model railroader Alexander Zelkin tells about his layout, and his own life as well, while sharing with other model railroaders his techniques, in thirty lavishly illustrated tutorials.
Included is a 20-minute DVD, presented are with jesting spirit and fun, the particularities of such an achievement, as presented by the author.
Contents: Introduction, pp. 4-7; My early modeling efforts, inspiration and roots of the Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad, pp. 8-19; 1974-1984, My first five layouts in HO scale, pp. 20-33; 1984-1990, The end of my stay in America, pp. 34-45; 1991-1997, The early years of my return to France - my two dioramas, pp. 46-57; 1998-2015, The present-day layout, pp. 58-115; Tutorials and equipment: Opinion, my method, pp. 116-118; Supporting structure and track, pp. 119-140; Terrain and scenery, pp. 141-162; Structures, pp. 163-173; Building rolling stock, pp. 174-181; Tools and supplies, pp. 182-187; Photography the layout, pp. 188-190; Conclusion, pp. 191-192.
Benchmark Publications, hardcover, 192 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., color and B&W photographs and illustrations, includes 20-minute DVD.