Virtually all railway modellers young or old, beginner or accomplished, have one particular desire in mind when embarking on constructing a layout...Their desire is to recreate the real thing in minature and strive to make it look as realistic and as possible. Nigel Adams and Kevin Cartwright are both experienced modellers who have been striving for that look of realism over many years of modelling in various gauges. They know from experience that achieving realism comes with patience and practice. Being members of various clubs and societies and regular exhibitors at model railway shows, both Nigel and Kevin recognise the benefit of sharing ideas and developing techniques with fellow enthusiasts. In this book the authors draw on their combined experience and using example layouts, from friends, clubs and of course their own builds, they provide valuable guidance to assist modellers in getting closer to that elusive, but aspired to, perfection!