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Diesel Locomotive Modeling Techniques Print and Ebook Bundle
Layout design is a confusing, intimidating process for many of us. Okay, for all of us. We start by thinking in terms of the track plan; measuring the space to see how much we can fit into it. Then the compromises start coming as reality intrudes on our visions of empire.
I suggest that starting with a track plan is putting the cart before the horse, especially if you aren’t clear on why you want features that create more problems than they solve. In Volumes 01 and 02 I outline an approach based on a series of questions that helped me focus the layout on the things I really wanted with a better understanding of why they were so important to me. There are lots of ways to design a layout and clarify what you want from it. This process worked well for me and might be helpful to you also. Volumes 01 and 02 are really a two-part story and should be read together for a fuller understanding. To that end they are bundled together with a discounted price in the button below.
TMC Vol.01-02 Bundle
How do you evaluate and compose a scene on the layout? What do you look for? How do you learn to see the relationships between elements? Volume 06 answers these questions and more.
Volume 08 looks at how three common materials: wood, masonry and metal each weather differently. An interview with modeler Dave Schroedle (aka Hummer Dave) provides further insights and ideas for taking your weathering skills to the next level.
Model railroading can be a way to study the real world. Volume 10 suggests ways to become a student of reality and improve you modeling as a result.
TMC Vols 11-12 Bundle
Modern Freight Cars and TMC 05 Bundle
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