Railway layouts often depict a branch line in a rural or urban setting, with the majority of locomotive models representing passenger trains. However, increasingly, ready-to-run models of industrial locomotives are becoming available, providing the unique opportunity to place them into an industrial context. This new book gives the guidance and inspiration to place these models in their natural, industrial environment. It gives step-by-step descriptions of several build projects including a gas holder, a cooling tower and an open hearth melting shop. The book shows how to make resin buildings, kits and scratch-building and demonstrates the construction of industrial struce models in a variety of scales. And finally the development of an industrial locomotove fleet, specialized rolling stock and road vehicles are covered.
Arthur Ormrod has had a lifelong interest in railways and railway modelling. He was brought up in west Manchester surrounded by railway and industrial activity and found the local industrial railway systems a source of endless fascination. In the early 1970s he worked at two British Steel Corporation plants, which left him with an abiding interest in the history and operations of the iron and steel industry. Arthur now incorporates the modelling of large industrial structures and industrial systems into his general railway modelling activities.