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  • Lathework by Harold Hall
    Lathework (English, Paperback)

    This book assumes no previous experience and using the medium of twelve lathe turning projects will lead prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text.

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  • Adorable Felted Animals by Tuttle
    Adorable Felted Animals (English, Paperback)

    Create cute and realistic felted animals with this fun and easy-to-follow needle felting book....

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  • Early Railways by Stephen Weston
    Early Railways (English, Hardback)

    Model something new! The pre-1880 period will stand out - it is largely untouched by modellers.

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  • Flint Knapping by Robert Turner
    Flint Knapping (English, Paperback)

    Flint knapping, which is the shaping of flint or other fracturing stone to manufacture tools, was one of the primary skills used for survival by our prehistoric ancestors.

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  • The Lego Neighborhood Book by Brian Lyles
    The Lego Neighborhood Book (English, Hardback)

    Provides complete step-by-step instructions for multistory buildings, recliners, and traffic lights constructed with LEGO pieces.

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  • Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines by Chris Ford
    Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines (English, Paperback)

    Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines is essential reading for all those who wish to build a model railway based on the branch lines of the Great Western Railway. The author guides the modeller through projects which are graded from simple to more advance. Each step is clearly described, explaining the techniques used and how alternative methods and materials could be employed.  

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  • The Metal Detecting Bible by Brandon Neice
    The Metal Detecting Bible (English, Paperback)

    Coins, historic relics, jewelry, meteorites, all found through the popular hobby of metal detecting. This in-depth guide offers tips and tricks for the beginner and experienced treasure hunter, everything from buying a detector to researching hunting sites around the world.

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  • Screw-cutting in the Lathe by Martin Cleeve
    Screw-cutting in the Lathe (English, Paperback)

    A fully comprehensive survey of the use of a lathe for all forms of screwcutting in all thread forms, imperial and metric. Calculations, gear trains, conversions, etc are all explained and also set out in tabular form.

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  • Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale by Bob Barnard
    Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale (English, Paperback)

    The 009 scale, which is used to represent narrow gauge lines of 2ft to 2ft 6in, is experiencing a steady growth in popularity and trade support. Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale explains issues of scale and gauge for narrow gauge models, considers the origins of 009 scale and identifies some of its pioneers. It outlines the diverse range of prototype narrow gauge railways in Britain and...

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  • Weathering for Railway Modellers by George Dent
    Weathering for Railway Modellers (English, Paperback)

    Once seen as a niche practice, the craft of weathering has now become firmly rooted in the railway modelling mainstream.  Not simply a means of rendering models in layers of dirty paint, weathering involves myriad techniques aimed at improving realism, including distinctive surface textures, highlights and shading, burnishing and peeling paint finishes.  The weathering process brings out the...

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  • Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles by Tom Cole
    Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles (English, Paperback)

    Step-by-step building and painting guides illustrate vehicles in 1/35, 1/72 and 1/76 scale. Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles features models, often with a comparison of models from different manufacturers including M3 Grank Mk1, Cromwell Mk 1V, Royal Marine Centaur and Sherman M4A1 and Crab.

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  • Modelling Goods Trains, Goods Sheds and Yards in the Steam Era by Terry Booker
    Modelling Goods Trains, Goods Sheds and Yards in the Steam Era (English, Paperback)

    Written by an experienced railway modeller, this is suitable for all those railway modellers who wish to authentically replicate the way goods were moved and handled on Britain's railways during the steam era.

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  • Model Engineers' Workshop Projects by Harold Hall
    Model Engineers' Workshop Projects (English, Paperback)

    A project book including 18 designs for workshop equipment based on the author's popular articles published in Model Engineer's Workshop magazine. The projects are in themselves satisfying exercises in metalworking that once completed will make valuable additions to the model engineer's range of equipment.

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  • The Mini-lathe by David Fenner
    The Mini-lathe (English, Paperback)

    This book is a complete course on using and improving the new generation of budget lathes. It explains everything from setting up and 'tuning' the machine for best performance to using accessories and carrying out tasks.

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  • Shipcraft 25: German Destroyers by Robert Brown
    Shipcraft 25: German Destroyers (English, Paperback)

    Summary of design history and careers with full details of class variations and modifications

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  • Model Engineer's Handbook by Tubal Cain
    Model Engineer's Handbook (English, Paperback)

    This third edition comprises a compilation of tables, facts, procedures and data that the author has found invaluable in his model engineering activities including the use of data and calculations in both imperial and SI units. The book also contains helpful explanations of the hows and whys of using many of the entries.

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  • Modelling and Painting World War II German Military Figures by Michael M. Farnworth
    Modelling and Painting World War II German Military Figures (English, Paperback)

    Foreword by Rick Priestley

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  • Weathering for Railway Modellers by George Dent
    Weathering for Railway Modellers (English, Paperback)

    Weathering is not just about making something look dirty. Rather, it should be seen as an artistic endeavour, with the aim of making a model appear as lifelike as possible. It also helps to blend a range of separate structures into a cohesive scene. Careful weathering brings out the best in even the most mundane model, drawing attention to moulded relief and enhancing surface textures. Weathering...

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  • The Amateur's Lathe by Lawrence H. Sparey
    The Amateur's Lathe (English, Paperback)

    First published in 1948, this is the classic, definitive work on the use of the small (3 1/2 inch) lathe which has proved invaluable to generations of light engineers, small garage owners and precision hobbyists, apprentices and engineering professionals alike.

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  • Modelling Branch Lines by David Wright
    Modelling Branch Lines (English, Paperback)

    Examines the origins, developments and future of branch lines in Britain and then provides useful insights into how to select a suitable branch line to model. This book discusses how to create scenic realism and an appropriate setting for the model, with reference to the landscape, the infrastructure, the line side and the use of authentic colour.

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