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Kalmbach #12465 50 Ways to a Better-Looking Layout

Kalmbach #12465  50 Ways to a Better-Looking Layout
  • Manufacture: Model Train Specials
  • Number: 12465
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  • Price: $15.99
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New detailing projects from Jeff Wilson, plus favorites from the pages of Model Railroader, help modelers add the finishing touches to their layouts and create a higher level of interest and realism. Projects range from adding weeds to creating signs and billboards, and all can be completed easily in an evening or weekend. Key areas covered include structures, scenery, vehicles, locomotives and rolling stock, and more.

Author: Jeff Wilson
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 250 color photos; ISBN: 9780890248195

BUILDINGS
Convert a boxcar to a shed
Detail an industrial loading dock
Cardboard cases by the stack
Signs out of matchbooks
3-D signs from stir sticks
Advertising sign decals
Give building a level base
Improve roofs on structures
Build cardstock structures
Impressionistic interiors
Scratchbuilt exhaust fans

STREETS, VEHICLES, AND PEOPLE
Show vehicles turning
Detail sidewalk scenes
Roadway striping and weathering
Set an era with roadside billboards
Add locomotive cab crews
Paint your own figures
Place drivers in vehicles
Open truck doors
Upgrade a truck
Detail semitrailers
Apply license plates

TRACKSIDE
Gravel road with grade crossing
Asphalt road with grade crossing
Paint and detail track
Build an operating derail
Detail a signal
Signs along the tracks
Model weed-grown track
Add junk between yard tracks

SCENERY
Use forced perspective
Weeds from fake fur
Make realistic trees
Plant a soybean field
Add cattails to a water scene
Build and install board fences
Rural wire fences
Chain link fences
Communication poles

LOCOMOTIVES AND FREIGHT CARS
Diesel number boards
Renumber locomotives and cars
Freight car markings
Chalk marks on freight cars
Galvanized boxcar roofs
Model an open boxcar
Weather models with chalk
Weather freight car trucks
Add rust with oil paint
Weather a flatcar deck
Realistic hopper loads

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