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Modelling Scotland's Railways by Ian Futers - a classic for Scottish Railway Modellers

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Ian Futers has been well known as a modeller and small layout builder for over 35 years and has published many articles about his interests in the UK modelling press. He was born on Tyneside and lived there until the 1980s. His interest in railways commenced during his early teens, and, living on Tyneside introduced him to the ex-North British Railway routes in Northumberland. Later on he became interested in the West Highland Railway and he has followed these two areas of railway interest to the present day. He commenced modelling in 00 scale and progressed to EM Gauge and then to P4. He now models in 7mm finescale, although has been known to work in ScaleSeven. Most of his layouts have been quite small, sometimes featuring actual locations, although he will usually construct a 'just supposing' location. His attention to detail covers all aspects of the hobby; trackwork, scenery, buildings and rolling stock. He is a regular exhibitor at Model Railway Shows across the UK.

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ISBN 0 9538448 8 9
A modeller's guide to the Scottish railway scene from pre-grouping to present day. Includes relevant historical information for the layout builder, selected scale drawings, prototype station plans, archive pictures and top quality photographs of layouts, old and new.

PLUS: a series of practical and achievable layout ideas based on Scottish prototypes large and small.

Price £18.95
112 pp, 215 mm x 283 mm, soft bound with card cover, full colour publication

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- A Scottish Layout   Portfolio
- Quintessentially Scottish   Railways
- In Border Country
- Ayrshire and the South   West
- The Central Belt
- From Fife to St Fillans
- North by North West
- North East Scotland
- Along Main Lines

See some of the author's layouts old and new,
plus an all new selection of layout themes and schemes in full colour

Below: Loch Lochy, from 2007 one of Ian's 7mm layouts: an ever popular West Highland theme

Below: From 1979 is Ian's classic 4mm Lochside terminus

Below: Percy Street - based on the attempts by the NBR to access Newcastle

Below: one of the numerous layout schemes included: all in full colour

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