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This Is "The Scenery Manual: Terrain and Landscape Modeling the Woodland Scenics Way" Book. New $11.19 (25% off). Features: * An illustrated start-to-finish guide to terrain construction and landscaping. * It's full of basics for beginners. * Contains secrets of skilled scenery modelers. * Explains many revolutionary new techniques. * More than 150 pages, 16 color pages and dozens of illustrations. * Detailed guidance for re-creating natural settings in scale. * Book describes products, tools, and foolproof methods. * A guide that will help you achieve craftsman-quality results the first time.
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This is a How To Use An Airbrush Book Second Edition from Kalmbach Books. New $16.09 (26% off). Author: Robert Downie. Features: Glossy softcover 96 page book with 240 full-color photographs This book includes 11 projects covering common problem areas and applications such as detailing a simple snap-together kit, mastering a factory-fresh automotive surface, drawing camouflage patterns, adding dirt and rust, adding complex color schemes, and more Step-by-step instructions Paint projects for every skill level Tips gallery by 15 master modelers.
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This is a Model Railroading Made "E-Z" with Bachmann's E-Z Track System Book from Bachmann. New $18.89 (32% off). Features: * 124 color pages . * Includes techniques helpful for the beginner as well as the advanced rail modeler. * Includes detailed color photographs. * Contents include. * -The Bachmann E-Z Track System. * -Try-it-first track planning. * -Building wood benchwork. * -Tabletop layout construction. * -Simple super-detailed track. * -The plug-in wiring system. * -Track weathering & ballasting. * -Sky backdrops, townsites & riverbeds. * -Shaping tunnels with foam panels. * -Lightweight foam & plaster hills and valleys. * -Rocks, retaining walls & bridges. * -A texture system for lands
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This is the "Modeler's Technical Guide" from Model Master/Testors. New $22.46 (20% off). This book gives complete instructions from building to super detailing plastic aircraft and armor models. Written by: Robert Schleicher, Mark Dickenson, Adam Morrison, David Licht and Carl Thurow. Features: Number of pages:155 SPECS: 6" W x 8-1/2" H Includes information on the following: The Experienced Modeler, Advanced Model Building, Finishing, Displaying, Understanding Paint, Airbrush Painting, Masking Techniques, Special Paint Effects, Weathering, Superdetailing and Figure Painting Illustrated with color photographs Includes color samples, color cross reference charts and measurements reference charts I
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This is the first user-friendly, modern, and up-to-date model railroading wiring book for all scales and levels of expertise! This book is compatible with most systems. New $6.09 (31% off). Features: * Number of Pages: 56. * Illustrations: Black and White. * Extensive glossary. * Basic, intermediate and advanced techniques. * Full descriptions and diagrams of Atlas wiring components. * Tips and shortcuts on how to avoid common pitfalls. * Precise installation information for all types of accessories and control panels.
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This is a 72 page guide to 101 Model Railroading Track Plans from Kalmbach Books. New $11.69 (26% off). Features: * Glossy softcover 72 page book. * Includes techniques helpful for the beginner as well as the advanced rail modeler. * Includes incredibly detailed scale drawings for each layout. * Each plan is built around a railroad theme with an atmosphere of real, or sometimes imaginary countryside that can be used on. * any model railroad. The plans, which are arranged by size, are. * presented in simple steps to help you. * -Choose the best plan. * -Modify it if desired. * -Build the railroad of your dreams!
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"DCC Projects & Applications" is a Model Railroader Book from Kalmbach Publishing Company. New $14.59 (26% off). Author: Mike Polsgrove. Features: * An excellent perfect bound, paperback reference beginners and and experts alike. * This book includes tips, techniques, and photographic instructions that lead you thru a series of DCC projects, including setting up a DCC layout, decoder installation, lighting and sound effects, layout wiring projects, advanced decoder programming, and ideas for advanced DCC projects. * A glossary and a list of important considerations for choosing a DCC system is also included. * Detailed and easy-to-follow! 30 illustrations, and 150 full-color photos.
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This is a 101 Page SubTerrain How-To-Book from Woodland Scenics. New $6.79 (24% off). Features: * Glossy softcover 101 page book. * Includes techniques helpful for the beginner as well as the advanced rail modeler. * Includes some color and many black and white pictures. * This book is full of helpful "how-to" information, such as. * -Before you begin. * -Installing risers to elevate track. * -Gluing and securing SubTerrain. * -Adding inclines to change elevation. * -Installing profile boards. * -Installing foam sheets. * -Adding plaster cloth and track bed. * -Finishing your layout. * -Special situations. * -And much, much more!
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This is the "Step By Step Modelers Guide To Air Brushing" Book from Badger Air Brushes. New $7.59 (37% off). Features: * 32 page softcover book. * Full-color illustrations. * Includes assembly and painting instructions for. * Tamiya's Quad Gun Tractor. * Tamiya's British 25PDR. Field Gun. * Tamiya's British Army Scout Car Daimler Mk.II. * Detailing and painting instructions for figures. * Construction and painting instructions for dioramas. * Detailing and painting instructions for Monogram's '69 Camaro Z28.
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This is a 144 page Track Planning for Realistic Operation Book from Kalmbach Books. New $14.89 (32% off). Features: * Glossy softcover 144 page book. * Includes techniques and information beneficial for both the beginner and advanced modeler. * Includes many pictures and detailed diagrams. * This book is full of helpful "how-to" information, such as. * -How to plan a track to yield realistic operation. * -How to design realistic mainlines, spurs, yards, and terminals. * -How you can use of curvature, grades, and clearances. * -How real railroads load and unload freight and assemble trains. * -And much more!
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This is a Basic and Advanced Tips and Techniques for Styrene Modeling Book by Evergreen Scale Models. New $11.49 (32% off). Features: * 88 pages full of photos and good advice.. * Tips for tools, adhesives, scratchbuilding, kitbashing, conversions detailing, airbrushing, decals, weathering, and more.. * Explains how to build, paint, and finish realistic styrene models models..
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Success Starts Here!! Open this book and enter the world of ATLAS--the thoughtful model railroader's choice for quality, value and performance. New $5.99 (24% off). Features: * Number of Pages: 44. * Illustrations: Black and White. * Lots of tips and the latest advances in model railroading technology. * Blueprints for 12 basic layouts that allow for future expansion. * Comprehensive list of all Atlas track needed for each layout. * Large, clear diagrams and photos to visually guide you through each step. * Complete and simple wiring instructions and guidelines. * Learn how to create a realistic environment with buildings, paint and landscaping.
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This is "Basic DCC Wiring For Your Model Railroad" Model Railroader Book from Kalmbach Publishing Company. New $11.89 (25% off). Author: Mike Polsgrove. Features: * An excellent perfect bound, paperback reference for modelers. * How-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, trac wiring, cab bus wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. * 100 color photos.
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"DCC Projects & Applications Volume 2" is a Model Railroader Book from Kalmbach Publishing Company. New $14.79 (25% off). Author: Mike Polsgrove with David Popp. Features: * An excellent perfect bound, paperback reference for beginners an and experts alike. * This book includes wiring a layout for DCC, basic locomotiv decoder installation, programming decoders, working with soun decoders, realistic lighting and 5 steps for troubleshooting. * 88 pagesand 155 color photos.
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This is "Basic Scenery for Model Railroaders, The Complete Photo Guide" from Kalmbach Books. New $10.42 (52% off). Features: * Glossy softcover 96 page book. * Gives you simple solutions needed to build scenery for a layout of any size or scale. * Clear, concise instructions and over 200 step-by-step color photo- graphs and diagrams demonstrate quick and easy, yet effective. * techniques for adding realistic scenery elements to your model. * railroad. * You'll learn how to. * -Prepare and apply ground covering to various landscapes. * -Model various types of trees and woodlands. * -Create streams, ponds and swamps. * -Construct roadways. * -Build and install small but effective trackside details
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Inside this book you'll find everything you need to know to build one of nine interesting N Scale track plans. New $6.79 (24% off). And that's not all, there are lots of interesting tips and instructions to help you have the most fun running trains. Features: * Number of Pages: 59. * Illustrations: Black and White. * Large, clear diagrams of (9) interesting layouts. * Layout planning and construction made easy through instructions and photos. * A complete list of All Atlas products needed for each layout. * Hints on How To Scenic Your Railroad. * Tips that will help to eliminate frustration. * For intermediate and advanced modelers.
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"How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery" 3rd Edition is a Model Railroader Book from the Kalmbach Publishing Company. New $18.29 (26% off). Author: Dave Frary. Features: * An excellent paperback reference guide for creating scenery so true-to-life it fools the eye! This updated edition reflects the new developments in modeling materials and techniques, as well as containing detailed full color how-to photographs. * LEARN HOW TO plan your scenery and - * build the forms and shells that support your layout * make scale rocks and rubble * create trees and foliage for all 4 seasons * use texture to add depth to your layout * model realistic bodies of water * build a foreground and add a backd
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"Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders", by Jeff Wilson, is a Model Railroad Product from Kalmbach Publishing Company. New $14.59 (26% off). Features: * This book offers a step-by-step photographic approach for installing sturdy trackwork, including fitting the roadbed, laying sectional or flexible track, and finishing the track with lineside details. * Installing turnouts, cleaning and maintaining trackwork, and other special techniques suitable for a layout of any size or scale are also covered in this book. * An essential reference that makes it easy for you to assemble the trackwork you need for smooth, dependable, and realistic model railroad operations. * Softcover with gloss coating. * Mo
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Inside this book you'll find seven track plans that were designed to fit into spaces both large and small. New $6.79 (24% off). So whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced model railroader, you'll find a railroad that best fits your space. Features: * Number of Pages: 52. * Illustrations: Black and White. * Large, clear diagrams of (7) interesting layouts. * Layout planning and construction (step-by-step instructions and photos). * Complete and simple wiring instructions and guidelines. * Hints on how to scenic our railroad with buildings, paint, and landscaping. * Tips that will eliminate mistakes and frustration.
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This is the Model Railroader's How-To Guide N Scale Railroading Getting Started In The Hobby 2nd Edition by Kalmbach. New $14.59 (26% off). Features: * You'll find information on all aspects of the hobby, from building benchwork and laying track through scenery and detailing. * You'll follow the step-by-step construction of a small layout, the Androscoggin Central, from start to finish. * Included Topics are: Layout planning following real-life examples Maintaining and weathering locomotives and rolling stock Building benchwork Laying track and choosing a control system Building and detailing structures Crafting realistic scenery, including water and trees. * By Marty McGuirk. * 95 pages.
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