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The lasting appeal of the hobby and its main attractions, nostalgic preservation in miniature and an absorbing creative outlet, are linked in the authoritative text and the many superb illustrations.
The origins of the hobby are recalled, and its steady growth to the maturity of detailed authenticity. Models of all types are described - commercial products and exquisite hand-built replicas, locomotives and rolling stock, track, lineside equipment, buildings and scenery.
Complex layouts and garden railways are covered, the methods of the expert builders are discussed, and there are chapters on some notable prototype and model locomotives. Some outstanding model collections are described.
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, First Edition; First Printing; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Photos show reflections from clear Mylar protective Dust-jacket cover.