Model Railroading With John Allen

by Linn Hanson Westcott

Publisher: Kalmbach Pub Co

Written in English
Published: Pages: 144 Downloads: 163
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  • Model Railroading,
  • Hobbies/Crafts,
  • Crafts & Hobbies,
  • Crafts / Hobbies,
  • Model railways,
  • Models

Edition Notes

ContributionsJohn Allen (Photographer)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8215840M
ISBN 100890242984
ISBN 109780890242988

  Determine the scale of your railroad. Grid paper is great for drawing out a to-scale design of your railroad. One of the simplest scales you can use is a 1-inch to 1-foot (cm tom) ratio, where a 1-inch (cm) square on your grid paper equals 1 foot ( m) .3 m) in 91%(65). The Gorre & Daphetid model railroad was a notable HO scale layout built by John Whitby Allen in Monterey, California.(The name is pronounced "gory & defeated".) The Gorre & Daphetid, also known as "The Gorre" or just "The G&D," was actually three successive model railroads. The first two small versions were built at Allen's home in Monterey. The final version of the G&D, which . "Trick" picture of Cliff Grandt on a model by John Allen circe yes: yes: Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette: Nov: The Narrow Gauge Scene - John Allen - "Narrow Gauger" (by Charlie Getz) yes: no ` Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette: Jan: Lessons from John Allen - Part 1 (by Charlie Getz) yes: no: Narrow Gauge & Short Line. Model Railroading With John Allen: The Story of the Fabulous HO Scale Gorre & Daphetid Railroad Allen was renowned for his skill at scratch building and creating scenery. He also pioneered the technique of weathering his models for a more realistic appearance.

The basics of model railroading, including descriptions of model train scales, types of model train displays, and how to get started in the "World's Greatest Hobby". Model Railroad Software Various types of model railroad software are available which may be helpful for developing actual or virtual layouts. Buy Practical Guide to Model Railroading by Linn H Westcott (Editor), Richard H Wagner (Editor) online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - . Model Railroading: Model Railroading: Model Railroading: Model Railroading in Small Spaces: Model Railroading Scenery and Detailing: Model Railroading with John Allen: Model Railroading's Guide to Model Photography: Model Railroads: The Complete Guide to Designing, Building, and Operating: Model Railway Making: Model Railway Operation: Model. Model Railroading With John Allen: The Story of the Fabulous HO Scale Gorre & Daphetid Railroad it was amazing avg rating — 1 rating — published /5.

"Model Railroading with John Allen". The English version, formerly available from Kalmbach Publishing (USA), is now out of print. The only version still available as first-hand book at reasonable price is the French version published under official license of Kalmbach Publishing. John Allen and the Gorre & Daphetid. John Allen took up model railroading in and pioneered many aspects of. the hobby. He built floor to ceiling scenery, used carefully hidden mirrors to. expand vistas, and smaller-than-scale items to force .   Other good answers, here, point out that “greatest” is hard to define. John Allen’s G&D, the product of a professional photographer with an eye for detail and a mind for humor, was created over a span of more than 2 decades and the third and final.

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John Whitby Allen (July 2, – January 6, ) was an American model railroader who created the famous HO scale Gorre & Daphetid model railroad in Monterey, California and authored numerous magazine articles on model railroading starting in the s/5(31). John Allen was a pioneer in adding realism to a model railroad, and an inspiration for anyone interested in adding realistic detail to their model railroad empire.

This is not a how to book, but it is an excellent and comprehensive history of one of the most famous and well known model railroads ever built/5(36).

The original Model Railroading with John Allen The original Model Railroading with John Allen was published as a page softbound book by Kalmbach Publishing in Its contents traced the development of his famous layouts with track plans and sketches, plus black and white, as well as color photos/5.

Kalmbach published Linn Westcott's famous work Model Railroading with John Allen, known to fans of the Gorre and Daphetid as simply "The Book."It is long out-of-print, but can usually be found on EBay. There were three soft-cover printings (,and ) and one hard-cover edition, all identical in content.

Model Railroading with John Allen. Wed, — feldman I know Model Railroader ran a spread on his layout in the December issue, but what got me interested in getting the book was a a series of threads on John Allen and his layout.

The book was published by Kalmbach and written by Linn Westcott. Model Railroading With John Allen: The Story of the Fabulous HO Scale Gorre & Daphetid Railroad by Linn H. Westcott, (Photography by John Allen) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Considered one of the greatest model railroaders, John Allen elevated the hobby of model railroading to an art.

This is the story of his spectacular HO scale Gorre & Daphetid Railroad, a miniature world complete with towering mountain ranges, chasms spanned by bridges, cities, and a thousand smaller details.

John was only 59 when he died of heart failure. Jim Findley was visiting him at the time. John had a weak heart and always boasted that building the railroad lenthened his life beyond expectation. But look what we ate back then. Lucky we Model Railroading With John Allen book all not dead.

This information is in the book Model Railroading with John Allen. Cheers, Keith. Let's face it, John Allen was the Elvis of model railroading. Any model railroading equipment that he owned, one could ask almost any price for and get it. Either the guy you bought it from is lying, or he was totally ignorant of the value of such an item.

It contained an obituary and Allen was featured on the front cover. There was also a retrospective on John Allen in the January issue of Model Railroader. Former Model Railroader editor Linn Westcott's final book, entitled Model Railroading with John Allen, was published posthumously in Westcott died in while writing the al ID: View Source.

Gorre and Daphetid (Gory and Defeated), the most famous model railroad built in this century, was the life labor of John Allen. Two weeks after John’s death the model layout was destroyed by fire. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Model Railroading With John Allen. An excellent book by one of the true pioneers in Model Railroading. When I began my model railroad experience in the fifties, John Allen was writing the occasional article in the Model Railroad press and building his model "empire"/5(8).

John Whitby Allen (July 2, – January 6, ) was an American model railroader who created the famous HO scale Gorre & Daphetid model railroad in Monterey, California and authored numerous magazine articles on model railroading starting in the s. Allen was renowned for his skill at scratch building and creating scenery/5(11).

A great book telling the story of John Allen's famous Gorre & Daphetid model railroad. This book spans the model railroad from its earliest days as a 3' 7" by 6' 8" layout through the construction of the final masterpiece in the basement of his Monterrey California home/5(22).

This "IS" model railroading in every single way. John was "model railroading" he lived it every day and influenced generations of us. No one can ever take that away from him.

I seriously considered the implications of using John Allen's name in anyway before undertaking this project.

Model Railroading With John Allen (Book): Westcott, Linn Hanson. Model Railroading with John Allen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews. Guest: More than 1 year ago Otherwise this book is a great inspiration to model railroaders everywhere.

Shows that one can build a masterpiece of a layout and still keep it light hearted enough to be enjoyed by everyone.5/5(2).

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This model railroad was an inspiration to me and it was the book written by Lynn Westcott Model Railroading with John Allen, that after I once read this book inthat I returned to model railroading with a passion. I have an December issue of Model Railroader that featured the G&D railroad.

The cover photo of the Squaw Creek High. John Allen is a key figure in the history of the development of model railroading. Starting the the s, Allen's work started appearing in hobby magazines, and it really revolutionized the hobby. Allen was a skilled photographer, and his ability to take pictures of models with realistic details and lighting that--for the first time ever--was Author: Desdichado.

Kalmbach Publishing published a book entitled Model Railroading with John Allen written by Allen's longtime friend, Linn Westcott.

The book is currently out of print and used copies can fetch a premium price at booksellers and online auction sites. There is a new edition available through a different source, check out the yahoo G ^ D website. A more complete biography of John Allen by Linn Westcott (which was used in compiling this account) was published by Kalmbach Publishing Company inModel Railroading with John Allen (ISBN ).

Unfortunately, the book is out of print but may be found on eBay and through used book dealers. Born on July 2,John Allen was a model railroading pioneer renowned for his skill at scratchbuilding and scenery work, as well as his thoughts on model railroad operation.

His original 3’-7” x 6’8” Gorre & Daphetid HO scale layout debuted in the January issue of Model Railroader. He built a larger version of the G-D Line in. Buy Model Railroading with John Allen by Linn H Wescott, Linn Hanson Westcott online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(2).

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