Shackleton, Tim: Modelling Diesels in 4mm Scale : RTR Conversions and Improvements
Book Number: 012710
Hawkshill Publishing Cornwall, England 1996 96 pages colour and b/w photos - Despite their excellent overall quality, there are many ways in which today's RTR diesels (Ready-to-Run) can be improved. This book is packed full of practical ideas and techniques to help you upgrade your models-from simple detailing to far-reaching conversions that will enhance the interest and variety of your loco stud. It also shows ways of refining the running quality of modern RTR diesel drives and demonstrates the painting and weathering techniques that result in truly realistic models. The author states that he chose specific projects for this book that would demonstrate, in successive hands-on stages, a way of going about things. The locomotives selected as guinea pigs don't necessarily represent the ones the reader or author would choose to convert or improve, but the way that the author has treated them is-or at least is intended to be-universal. So, what is written about reworking the Lima 37 can easily be applied to the 47, or the 26.