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Canal, Car, Bus, Ship, Tram & Traction Engine Modelling

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This page contains books on modelling Canals, Cars, Buses, Trams and Traction engines.

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Bray, Stan  Model Marine Steam, Special Interest Model Books, 2006, pp144.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG.  Provides all the information a modeller will need to power a model boat using live steam.  8.50

Bowen, John  Miniature Merchant Ships: A Guide to Waterline Ship Modelling in 1/1200 Scale, Conway Maritime Press, 1999, pp218.  Inscription "1 inch to 100 feet" on the title page.  F/VG.  Part 1 (pp3-58) is devoted to construction techniques, while part 2 (p59-214) presents 30 sets of plans reproduced full size for 1/1200 models, each accompanied by photographs of the ship and a brief life history.  12.50

Mason L C  Scale Model Traction Engine Building featuring Minnie, Model & Allied Publications, 1971, pp200 with pp32 of illustrations.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper is protected with a clear adhesive covering.  Describes the construction of the freelance one-inch to the foot scale model traction engine, Minnie.  All the drawings and diagrams necessary for the model are included in the text.  32.50

McCaffery, Lloyd  Ships in Miniature: A New Manual for Modelmakers, Conway, 2001, pp144.  Hb.  VG/VG+.  A clear and detailed exposition of the author's techniques for making miniature ship models.  Since its first publication in 1988, Ships in Miniature has become the standard reference manual for all practising and aspirational shipwrights.  8.50

Model Bus Monthly Vol.1 No.1 May 1977, Busline Models, pp30.  Fair.  Some rubbing and loss of colour to the covers.  The very first issue.  Were there any further issues?  0.95

Morton, Ian  The Model Bus Handbook, British Bus Publishing, 1995, pp96.  Pb.  VG.  A guide for the newcomer to the model bus hobby and to railway modellers who wish to add model buses to their layouts.  The focus is on 4mm scale.  4.95

Robertson, Scott  Model Ships from Scratch, Argus Books, 1994, pp149, well-illustrated with drawings and photos.  A large format Pb in a protective plastic sleeve.  Generally VG+ but with slight wear at the top of the spine.  3.95

Smith, Andrew  Building a Vertical Steam Engine from Castings, TEE Publishing, 1995, pp64.  First published in 1977.  Constructional details by Andrew Smith, revised by Pengwern.  Card Covers.  VG.  Describes the building of the Stuart 10V stationary engine, a classic model that remains one of the most popular choices for hobbyists starting out in the fascinating world of model engineering.  5.95

Smith D J  Canals, Peco, 1969, pp48.  Railway Modeller Scenic Series No.1.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated introduction to modelling canals.  2.95

Stride, Malcolm  Miniature Internal Combustion Engines, The Crowood Press, 2007, pp176.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Describes the techniques involved in producing all the components required for an internal combustion engine, and, where possible, photographs of actual set-ups have been used to illustrate the processes described.  12.50

Voice, David  London's Tramways: Their History & How to Model Them, PSL, 1985, pp217.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  5.95

Wingrove, Gerald A  The Model Cars of Gerald Wingrove, New Cavendish, 1979, pp112 with 134 illustrations including 50 full colour illustrations.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper with a one-inch tear to the front page of the dust wrapper.  Gerald Wingrove relates the story behind his model cars, although for many it will be the superb colour illustrations of his models that provide the main attraction of this book.  12.50

Wingrove, Gerald A  The Complete Car Modeller 2, Haynes, 1991, pp128.  Foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a tiny tear in the dust wrapper at the base of the spine.  Gerald Wingrove shares the secrets of his model car building craft using as an example the fabulous Weinberger Bugatti Royale.  10.50

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