Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives


As an introduction to how to scratch-build locomotives in the smaller electric gauges this is hard to beat.

The author builds his models from stock material, although he has no compunction about using etchings for details. He starts with tools and basic techniques, notably soldering, and then goes through the building process from very beginnings.

The model hemakes is a GER J15 0-6-0, and it is illustrations of this which figure in considerable numbers, but there are no drawings of this engine. Also included are the author’s preparatory sketches on how he plans to build many parts, and a very useful section on how to mount the motor so it runs smoothly. Well worth having.

192 pages. Maybe 400 all colour illustrations. High quality paperback.