This fascinating volume tells you everything you need to know about how to build an 00 gauge Tilbury Tank locomotive or, indeed, any similar type of tank. Written in an engaging, encouraging and easily understable style, this new work is a worthy successor to the author's first book, Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives, which was short-listed for the Ian Allan Railway Book of the Year Awards in 2014. Containing scale diagrams, step-by-step photos, sketches and specially commissioned artwork, the book celebrates the history of Tilbury Tanks and demonstrates a range of different techniques that will prove invaluable in constructing models of these charismatic little locomotives. If you have not yet taken the plunge and begun scratch-building, or if you want to complement your growing scratch-building skills and knowledge, this is the book for you.
Features and reviews in Railway Modeller, Railway Express Modeller, The Model Railway Club Journal and British Railway Modelling magazines. Reviews in Model Engineers' Workshop, Engineering in Miniature and Model Rail magazine.
Simon Bolton was inspired to scratch-build railway models several years ago by an enthusiastic high school teacher and has not stopped since. Being a teacher, adult trainer and actor has taught him the importance of a positive and clear approach to learning, which comes across in his writing. He scratch-builds locomotives in a variety of gauges and very much enjoys giving demonstrations and talks on their construction to lively audiences.