The book was and still is a revelation to anyone wanting to make wagons for pennies, on the links page you can download PDF's of both Mr Rankine's books. Before I found these PDF's I authored my own about wagon making from card. In same spirit shown to me by Roy I endeavour to pass on my knowledge to others, I feel it my duty to do so.
I have always liked Light Railways their idiosyncratic stories are so much more entertaining than their main line counterparts, spidery track, old locos and mismatched rolling stock to name but a few.
My layouts are scratch built; the track made from card sleepers and 00 rail, the points from copper clad strips, the locos from card and styrene, the wagons and vans from card and paper, the back scene from photographs and the locos are powered from a homemade controller. I also offer to email interested modellers, drawings, the controller circuit and instructions in 'how to' PDF format.
The model railway layout for a small space, Carl Arendt issued a challenge to modellers to make a working layout in 4 square feet or less. I took up the challenge in 2009 and made Moxley.
Moxley my first micro layout.