This wide ranging and informative book, which is brimming with practical advice, is aimed at all those who wish to create authentic models of ports, canals, quays, wharfs and their associated railway infrastructure. Topics covered in this new book include the history of ports and inland waterways, and the important role played by the railways in facilitating their operation. It also provides layout plans and ideas, all based on prototypes, that are aimed specifically at the scratch builder. A selection of modelling projects are included with dioramas of both a canal wharf and two different estuary ports, supported by nearly 400 hundred step-by-step colour photographs, drawings and track plans. Finally, it covers the modelling and painting techniques that can be used to create realistic-looking water and how models can be made more convincing and brought to life by the addition of appropriate colouring and weathering.
Features and reviews in Rail Express Modeller, Model Rail, British Railway Modelling and Railway Modeller. Reviews in Model Railway Club Bulletin, Engineering in Miniature and Model Engineers' Workshop.
David Wright is a professional artist and model maker who has written numerous articles in the railway modelling press. He is well known at the major railway modelling exhibitions where he is especially renowned for his informative demonstrations and theatre presentations. David also organizes a range of workshops that provide a hands-on experience to those who wish to improve their modelling skills. This is David's fourth book for Crowood, his other three being the highly acclaimed Making Rural Buildings for Model Railways, Making Urban Buildings for Model Railways and Modelling Branch Lines.