Have you ever dreamed of building a model of a favourite railway station for your layout, whether it be a modest branch line station, or a large town terminus? Have you ever wanted to re-create a beautiful station that you have seen at a railway modelling exhibition, or in a magazine, and felt that you needed a helping hand? If so, this is the book for you. Ian Lamb, a modeller of ermous experience, demonstrates how almost anybody, regardless of their modelling skills, can construct a pleasing and presentable model railway station in even a quite limited amount of space. Six specific UK stations, some real and some fictional, are selected as modelling case studies and the author provides detailed, practical information about different aspects of their construction. Throughout the book the author provides step-by-step guidance and illustrations and emphasizes how - with patience- modelling skills, confidence and ambition can all be improved over time. Moreover, he is ever mindful of how costs should be kept down to reasonable levels and reveals how materials and tools can often be the most simple and inexpensive of everyday household items.
Ian Lamb has been passionately interested in railways for over fifty years and has been building and exhibiting model railways for a similar length of time. His Leven and Dava model layouts, which have been built with modest budgets, have been extremely well received on the exhibition circuit. Moreover, Ian's output of railway, and model railway, articles for newspapers and periodicals has been prodigious and for many years he was a regular contributor to the Hornby and Bachmann Collectors' Club magazines.