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NEW: Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale





Written by L&B Member Bob Barnard.

009 scale, which represents narrow-gauge lines of 2ft to 2ft 6in, is experiencing a steady growth in popularity and trade support. This comprehensive and informative book provides a detailed insight into railway modelling in this scale and explains issues of scale and gauge for narrow gauge models, considers the origins of 009 scale, and identifies some of its pioneers.

The book outlines the diverse range of prototype narrow gauge railways in Britain and overseas, along with some of the different traditions and practices adopted in various parts of the world. Providing practical advice on all aspects of 009 modelling, including:

■ How to select a subject to model, based on experience and models available
■ Construction of a compact prototypical 009 layout, its locomotives and rolling stock
■ Control and signalling of layouts
■ Layout maintenance and improvement
■ The challenges of exhibiting models
■ How to share experience with like-minded modellers

The projects are illustrated throughout with more than 300 photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, and this book provides a detailed, practical guide to 009 modelling techniques.

Bob Barnard began railway modelling at an early age, building an 00-gauge Southern Railway layout with his father, and gradually acquired the skills needed to scratchbuild rolling stock, locomotives and complete layouts. His abiding passion is for the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, modelling it for over fifty years, as well as working to support its revival. Bob has written a number of magazine articles, produced a book introducing L&B modelling, and has exhibited his 009 layouts at shows. His 009 L&B layout exhibited at the 2012 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition was awarded the David Glascott Trophy.

Available from the L&B railway who will be gaining a worthwhile percentage of the sale cost. By purchasing through the L&B, all proceeds will be reinvested into the railway.

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