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The Hornby Book of Scenic Railway Modelling
Rolling hills, rustic barns, and charming city streets…all these things and more can be created in perfect miniature with the guidance of veteran model- railroad buff Chris Ellis. His detailed instructions cover planning backdrops; building basic terrain; painting backgrounds and creating the illusion of perspective; texturing foliage and trees; modeling water; depicting rocky surfaces; and building tunnels and bridges. A complete guide to creating realistic settings for model-train layouts, this guide also shows how affordable “scenics” from the celebrated Hornby Company provide the finishing touch.
Chris Ellis founded the magazine Model Trains 30 years ago, and continues to edit it today under its current title, Model Trains International. He is the author of several books, including Practical Model Railways and Model Trains: The Collector's Guide.