Garden railroad models and structures are subject to the "great
outdoors." This includes being exposed to rain, mud, humidity,
hail, freezing, water, heat, dry, UV, dust devils, wind, acid from leaves
. . . plus the damage caused from outdoor critters (squirrels, racoons,
deer, etc.). Then add the component of "aging" under these
There is an answer model in those
time-tested materials that have historically been proven survivors
to the elements. Since the beginning of man one material has been "stone".
. . and since the Roman time period, the other is "cement".
Modeling has never been so much fun while
achieving such monumental results. A San Diego clinic participant who came again to our
clinic in Cinncinatti commented to the group, "It was the most
fun modeling I have ever had." Wait 'til you see your efforts and the
realism that real stone gives to your layout.
Over 400 photos.includes "Casting Masters"
with storyboard modeling guides
How to Model in Stone &
A complete modeling handbook, that includes
creating detailed, all-weather models using Casting Masters,
cement and natural stone. 2 Plans for modeling
Stone & Cement chimney House
Stone Tunnel Portal,
Plus 10 Modeling Tips,
and 3 Advanced Construction Techniques
(If you want the book and want to ship by $2.85 Book Rate shipping in U.S. write a note on the shopping Cart Page and we will adjust on shipping.)
Plans are for Large, G-Scales,1:24 52Pages - 8 1/2" x 11"
You'll . . .
master the easy Quikrete®
Vinyl Cement technique with reusable formwork and casting masters
to model for a lifetime!
how to create real stone models that survive wet, dry,
cold, hot, hail, direct UV, and windy conditions
with ceramic tile nippers
easy-to-follow, step-by-step, storyboard instrucitons
materials from your local building supply center
and . . . learn
how to find your own "local" stone!
Reveiw Garden Railways Magazine 10/03
"In How to Model in Stone & Cement (#7051)
Stoneworks must surely have created what, to date, is the
definitive work on modeling in these materials. The book,
with an introduction by Jack Verducci, contains chapters on
cement casting, real stone construction, casting masters (molds),
and modeling in 1/2" scale. It takes you step-by-step
through the construction of a small house with a stone chimney,
stone-and-cement tunnel portals, and stone-arch bridges and
The book is profusely illustrated with black-and-white
and some color photos. While the photo quality isn't always
great, all pictures are clear and easily understood. Materials,
tools, processes, and techniques are all covered in depth
through the illustrations and clearly written prose, making
this type of model building accessible to anyone who has the
desire to give it a go. The book is a significant contribution
to our hobby. Highly recommended."
Marc Horovitz, Editor
Authors: Mary Abel-Lavely and Tom Lavely (from
& Cement TOOLS:
The tools and supplies for modeling with real stone are generally
inexpensive. Most are found at your local building center. We do offer the miniature trowel that we've used for years and find indispensible. Tools