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Model Railroading With John Allen

Westcott, Linn H.

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ISBN 10: 0890245592 / ISBN 13: 9780890245590
Published by Kalmbach Pub Co, 1981
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Model Railroading With John Allen

Publisher: Kalmbach Pub Co

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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John Whitby Allen (July 2, 1913 - January 6, 1973) was an American model railroader who created the famous HO scale Gorre & Daphetid model railroad in Monterey, California and authored numerous magazine articles on model railroading starting in the 1940s. Allen was renowned for his skill at scratch building and creating scenery. He also pioneered the technique of weathering his models for a more realistic appearance. In addition to his super-detailing of locomotives, rolling stock, structures, and scenery, Allen was known for populating his model world with scale figures of various kinds that helped him present humorous scenes to visitors to his layout and viewers of his photographs. Other techniques Allen promoted were realistic train operation and the use of forced perspective to create the illusion of a model railroad layout larger than it really was. Unfortunately, his layout was largely destroyed by fire shortly after his untimely death. This book brings his amazing creation back to life not only in the photographs but also through Lynn Westcott's informative and intelligent text. 114 pages.

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This first hardbound edition of the best book ever published on America's most influential model railroad includes many photographs of John Allen's romantic Western scenery and trains.
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