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Making Model Buildings for Garden Railways Hardcover – Dec 1 2011

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press UK (Dec 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847972721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847972729
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 2 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 821 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #499,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Peter Jones has been addicted to railways, and modelling them, for as long as he can remember. In 1949 he took his first hesitant steps in garden railways, in 16mm scale running on 0 gauge track. He began an apprenticeship in modelling that has led to his extensive work in the railway scene. Peter has written widely on the subject, including a long-running column in Garden Railway magazine. His previous book, Practical Garden Railways, was also published by Crowood in 2006. Peter has his own website at
Peter Jones built his first crude 16mm scale garden railway in 1949, the first manifestation of what was to become his famous Compton Down Railway. He wrote extensively about his hobby, including the world's longest running garden railway column in Garden Railways magazine, and was highly sought-after as a speaker and competition judge. He was also a conservation technician for museums and helped with the rescue of engineering items. He wrote two previous books for Crowood, Practical Garden Railways and Building Small Steam Locomotives. He sadly died before finishing this book, which has been completed by his daughter Kes Jones with the help of many of Peter's friends.

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I have always been a fan of Peter Jones' work, and his articles in Garden Railways and British magazines. His column was often the best thing in Garden Railways magazine, and his methods of making impressive model buildings from scratch without spending a lot of money, and often using hand tools, were valuable beyond price. I was deeply saddened by his death, and the garden railway hobby is much poorer for his loss. The book is not just a rehash of his magazine articles, but an original work, beautifully illustrated, and chock full of his wisdom and sly humour.
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HASH(0xa41a3f0c) out of 5 stars Pleasant Surprise! April 27 2012
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We were surprised at the quality and quantity of information in "Making Model Buildings for Garden Railways". We have had garden railway trains for years but have not had the time to actually put buildings up. This was a perfect choice for all the ideas it provides and ideas we had never thought of or seen before, even though we have attended several national and other garden railway shows in the Midwest and in the Eastern part of the country. We would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for inventive ways to build their railway without spending a fortune.
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HASH(0xa41a8df8) out of 5 stars New wrinkles on some methods Dec 27 2013
By John G. Damrath - Published on
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Peter Jones has been a favorite of mine. If you model British railways and do not live in the UK, this book may be adequate for you.
It filled the bill for me for a few projects on a minimally themed British electric powered garden railway.
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HASH(0xa41a8dbc) out of 5 stars Making Model Buildings for Garden Railways is a must have for your building of G-Scale Garden. Dec 17 2013
By Richard Naylor - Published on
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I was looking to building some large Model Buildings for my Garden Railways, This book is a real help in putting your buildings on the garden. I think you would really make use of it.