scratchbuilding book????

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  1. belg

    belg Member

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    a while back there was a post about scratchbuilding and a book someone was selling on ebay ring any bells? I believe it was written by a husband and wife I believe it was a long "Polish" name?
  2. Casey Feedwater

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    Belg, I don't recall the exact title right at the moment, but you're probably thinking of Wayne Wesolowski's book on scratchbuilding structures and rolling stock. I checked it out from my local libarary a few years ago and picked up a lot of good construction ideas from it.
  3. belg

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    Casey could you get me the name and snail mail address for your library so I could see if my library could set up an exchange for me?
  4. Casey Feedwater

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    As it turns out, Pat, there are two books. I guess I was remembering them as one book combined. Here are the details:

    Wesolowski, Wayne, E. and Mary Cay Wesolowski, Model Railroad Scratchbuilding, 1981. (Mid-Continent Library Call # 625.19W516)

    Wesolowski, Wayne E., ABC's of Building Model Railroad Cars, 1985. (Mid-Continent Library Call # 625.19W516A

    Mid-Continent Library System consists of 30 "branch" libraries. The administrative headquarters is located at 15616 E. 24 Highway, Independence, MO. 64050-2057 (816-836-5200) http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us
  5. belg

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    Casey thanks for the quick response but unfortunatly those are neither one of the books I'm looking for. I found the title and it's called Model RR structures from A to Z, by Wesolowski, Wayne, E. and Mary Cay Wesolowski. I'm not sure of the year it was published. I'm going to try the link you gave to see if they might also have a copy of this book. The link will not let me in without a local library card.
  6. Russ Bellinis

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    I think most of Wayne's books are published by Kalmbach and still in print, but I may be mistaken.
  7. belg

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    Russ this particular book has not been published in quite a while that's why it's more difficult to find.
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    I Have some books for sale in
    Buy Sell forum
    Don't know if any will interest you.
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  9. Casey Feedwater

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    Belg, Mid-Continent does not have the title you're looking for.

    BTW: you can search the system's catalog without having a card. Just click on the "Guest Login" button on the catalog page. For future reference, the system has nearly 300 model rr books and videos.
  10. Bill Stone

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    www.alibris.com has 3 of the Wayne Wesolowski books for sale used. But they are over a hundred bucks each!
    If that reflects demand perhaps some publisher (I think they were originally published by Tab Books) needs to get on the ball and reprint them.

    Bill S
  11. Casey Feedwater

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    This is mind boggling, Bill! :eek: I just followed the link you provided. One of the books sells for $199.95 and another is selling for $174.95. I think they originally sold for around $12-15 from TAB back in early 80's.

    I went back to my library's online catalog and put a "request-hold" on the two titles they have listed. I think I'd better reread them. I must have missed a ton of extremely valuable information the first time around.... :D
  12. belg

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    I'm sure there is some good information in these books but to pay that much is just plain dumb. I think that there are enough other books out there that you can assemble a little info from each of those.
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    Just as a followup, I picked up the two Wesolowski books I had "holds" on at my library this afternoon. Thumbing through them, they are just as I remember them from years ago. They're still good, but I didn't see information or photos that I'd be willing to spend $175-$200 on.

    (FWIW: One of my library copies is still in the original paperback cover, though somewhat dirty and battered. The other book obviously went to the bindery a long time ago and has one of those generic hard covers on it. Doubt if either of them would bring $20 in a used book store. Oh well....:D :D)
  14. belg

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    B]FOUND IT!!!!!! [/b]

    Yes believe it or not I found a copy in a library and am I glad I did not pay for this book because it's almost an exact copy of one that was printed later and made into a 9x12 book instead of the litttle 5x7 one. Although there was was some useful info in it but I had already read that in the first book.[