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1985. Matchstick Modelling by Roy Ashley
1987. Wooden Action Toys



Ashley, Roy; Hirst-Smith, Peter (illustrations). 'Matchstick Modelling', published in 1985 (reprint) in Great Britain by Pelham Books in hardcover with dustjacket, 62pp, ISBN 0720711509. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this book on Amazon
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  • Matchstick Modelling [top]
    Written by Roy Ashley and illustrated by Peter Hirst-Smith
    First published in 1981 in Great Britain
    Reprinted in 1983
    Reprinted in 1985 in Great Britain by Pelham Books in hardcover with dustjacket, 62pp, ISBN 0720711509. Original UK retail price: £7.95 net.

Contents/synopsis: This book is designed not only for the beginner, but also to offer a challenge to the more advanced modeller. It covers ten different models, ranging from a simple wishing well using only 750 matches to an intricate gypsy caravan which, when decorated would need over 10,000! Roy Ashley lists the necessary tools and materials (these are cheap and easily available) and explains the basic techniques that can be used to make any model; he then gives step-by-step instructions, well illustrated with diagrams and black and white plates, on how to make specific objects, such as a jewel box, a Norman Church, a grand piano or a grandfather clock. Roy Ashley is an experienced modeller who has designed and built some very elaborate models, including one of Concorde, which took two million matches!

Chapters:
Introduction
Tools, Materials and Methods
Making Table Mats and Matching Wine Mats
Making A Wishing Well
Making A Norman Church
Making A Cigarette/Musical Jewel Box
Making a Guitar
Making A Grandfather Clock
Making A Grand Piano
Making A Windmill
Making A Barrel-Top Caravan

 

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Mapstone, Bryan. 'Wooden Action Toys', published in 1987 in Great Britain by David and Charles in hardback with dustjacket, 134pp, ISBN 0715390171. Condition: good, clean copy, ex-library with sold stamp & spine label & protective sleeve round the exterior. Price: £2.85, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1987, David and Charles, hbk
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  • Wooden Action Toys [top]
    Written by Bryan Mapstone; Jacket Photographs by Tony Griffiths
    First published in 1987 in Great Britain by David and Charles in hardback with dustjacket, 134pp, ISBN 0715390171
    Original UK retail price: £8.95 net

About this book: There is something particularly satisfying about wooden toys, sturdily built to last, well finished, brightly painted, just waiting to be played with. In this exciting collection of toys, the accent is on action: each item is designed to stimulate constructive play and to keep the kids happily occupied for hours. Bryan Mapstone provides meticulous instructions, which will even enable someone who has never worked with wood before to produce a perfectly presentable toy that will last for years. Step-by-step guidelines, detailed drawings, cutting lists and colour photographs are provided for each project, together with helpful general advice on the use of various tools, methods and materials, and a guide to reading the drawings.

Many of the toys can be made from scrap pieces of wood, old furniture, cupboards, etc, and there is plenty of scope for finishing touches to personalise the projects by incorporating your child's initials, favourite motifs or colours. Readily available accessories will match the scale of the projects. There is double pleasure here, both in constructing a superior toy at a fraction of the cost of a store-bought item, and in giving it to a delighted small person.

Includes diagrams (drawings) with measurements given and colour plates illustrating some of the toys built.

Chapters:
Acknowledgements; Introduction
Understanding the Drawings
Methods and Materials
Hand Tools: their uses and safety
Power Tools: their uses and safety
Farmyard
Stick Puppet
Supersonic Airliner
Alpha Space Fighter
PInboards
Dead Man's Gulch
Doll's Pram
Shop/Puppet Theatre
Castle
Siege Machines and Ladders
Split Level Cooker
Play House
Garage
Pony Stable
International Airport
Railway
Index

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