It is hard to imagine a model railway layout without a signal box somewhere along the line. They were, after all, the most numerous of the steam-era buildings, and some were almost as old as the railways themselves, dating back to the mid-1800s. With the increased availability of signal box kits and ready-to-site versions, this book provides an invaluable and timely guide to just which box is right for your layout. More than twenty model signal boxes are featured in actual layout locations in the book along with forty kits and projects from Alphagraphix and Bilteezi to the latest in downloads and laser-cut kits, specially constructed with detailed and illustrated step-by-step instructions. Tips, hints and useful advice on tools and adhesives is offered along with how to scratch-build your own signal boxes using different methods and materials.
Modelling Signal Boxes for Railway Layouts by Terry Booker
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About the author
Terry Booker puts a lifetime of experience as both a modeller and ardent railway enthusiast into this his third book for Crowood. His highly accliamed loft-layout, Wessex Lines, has featured on video, DVD and on the pages of Railway Modeller and Model Rail. Born at the outbreak of the Second World War, he happily admits to adopting the 'war-baby' philosophy of making and adapting things for yourself to replace a trip to the shops.
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