Author:   John Hayes
Published:   1999
Format:   Paperback, 154 pages

Status:   Available



The 4mm Coal Wagon by John Hayes covers every step and method of building a scale model of the most ubiquitous of British wagons. The book contains a wealth of excellent photographs and diagrams which help illustrate the points made, with advice also on painting, lettering and weathering. The resulting models are miniature works of art. Even though this book specialises in coal wagons, the techniques learned can be applied to any other wagons.

The book could be described as much more than a modelling book by producing a wonderful pictorial record of these wagons in actual service, and showing particularly well the state of private owner wagons after pooling and nationalisation.