Paul Templar is a U.K. modeller well known for his exhibition quality, narrow gauge, U.S. themed logging/mining layouts. Paul’s last HO scale layout was Red Fox Lumber in about 2003.  Since then, Mr. Templar has focused his attention on building On30 scale layouts.  Photo galleries of the earlier Cooncreek and Tumbleweed Springs and the current layout, the Badger Creek Lumber Co. are both available on the internet.

Paul administers the forums and posts regularly as user “Shamus” on the-gauge forums.

Mr. Templar’s has compiled his vast knowledge of layout design, contruction and operations into an eBook that he sold as a CD.  The CD contained hundreds of color photos and detailed chapters on the following topics:

  • Benchwork
  • Wiring
  • Ballasting
  • Track Cleaning
  • Scenery
  • Making Back Scenes
  • Scratch Building
  • Big Tree Making
  • Making Fences
  • Card & Waybill
  • Sound & Light
  • Making Trestles
  • Model Photography
  • Weathering
  • Lets Make Things
  • Make a Lift Out
  • Scanning Photos

The information in the eBook “How I make a Model Railroad” is of high quality and the CD is was for sale and is very much worth purchasing.  Recently, this eBook was made available as either an online eBook or as a download.  Drop in a thank-you note at AMR.

Please note that while the eBooks is available for download, the entire eBook, incuding the text and photos are still subject to copyright.  Please respect the copyright to ensure this kind of information remains available on the internet.

In addition to the eBook, there are several other well written tutorials or how-to’s available on the interet:

Building Structures with Wood

Preparing an Article for Publication

Model Railroad Photography

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