Scratch-Building Model Railway Tank Locomotives - the Tilbury 4-4-2

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Here Simon Bolton, author of Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives, describes how he scratch-built two OO gauge models of the LT&SR 4-4-2 tank locos, one of class 51 and one of class 79 - the preserved ‘Thundersley’ being an example of the latter class.

Whilst there are no model plans, the description of the building process is exemplary, both in text, drawings and colour photographs. In 00 gauge the model is electrically powered, but this would be a useful book for anyone modelling one of these graceful locomotives in larger scales, even Gauge 1 live steam for the information on the frames and, especially the superstructure.

192 pages. Around 300 drawings and colour photographs. Paperback.