Having been an "armchair modeller" for many years, John Wilkes finally took the plunge and started building a model railway. In this book, packed with pictures and explanation, John describes how and where he started, the skills he developed along the way, and what he created. This is one man's account of the trials and tribulations, the joys and pleasures of modelling in 009.

Available from:-

Online from Narrow Planet.

Direct via email.

In person at exhibitions where Coleford is appearing. See list on Coleford page.

Reviews of the book:

“…very readable, packed with interesting insights and humorous observations”.
 Railway Modeller

“It provides … many practical techniques from laying track and building landscapes to making trees and kit-bashing rolling stock”.
 Model Rail

“… immensely readable … tells an interesting story [and] will prove very useful …”.
 Narrow Gauge World

“… for the price of a couple of pints you’d be daft not to get a copy, as this is coffee for the tired 009 brain”.
 009 News