The Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop

Site last updated 7th April 2021

MRJ 282 is now in stock. Edited by Karl Crowther it covers a wide range of subjects, including the latest developments on Hywel Thomas's wonderful Morfa Bank Sidings and the introduction of Karl's own 'lifetime' layout. And the cover is much jollier than recent issues, as befits a more optimistic time on various fronts.

Aylesbury LNWR has just been delivered and we are really pleased with the way in which it has come out. Beautifully laid out and illustrated, it tells the complete story of how this wonderful and inspiring model railway was created. It also includes full details of its recent restoration by the Risborough MRS which culminated in its triumphant appearance at "Railex" in 2016. The book is greatly enhanced by the superb colour photography of the layout by RMweb 'big cheese' Andy York, courtesy of BRM magazine. Thank you Andy.

MRJ Issue 282

Aylesbury LNWR

The Wild Swan website has been updated with details of "Geoff Williams Aylesbury LNWR", including a table of contents, fuller description and sample pages. Whatever happens with exhibitions, we are now committed to developing the Wild Swan website as an up to date source of information on the whole range.

In our recent move out of Didcot, we discovered limited stocks of some older titles, amongst which were copies of Geoff Taylor's "Creating Model Buildings", a great record and account of the models and techniques of a very talented modeller. We are pleased to offer these for sale at their last published price of £21.95 plus post, and have added the book back into the main website from where you can purchase it. SORRY, NOW SOLD OUT.

Creating Model Buildings

Unconsidered Trifles

"Creating Model Buildings" and Ian Rice's "Modelling with Plastic Structure Kits" are ideal accompaniments to Geoff Kent's 'Unconsidered Trifles', which is still selling well and illustrates and describes all sorts of interesting structures from the past. Having been watching "Grayson Perry's Art Cub", which I think is wonderful, makes me wonder whether we oughn't perhaps launch an 'encouragement and exposition of trifles' or a 'consideration of the unconsidered' sort of thing, hmmm....

And in the same geographical territory as much of Geoff's "Trifles" book, we also discovered a few more of the "Tenbury & Bewdley Railway" which we have also put back on to the website. These have incredibly slight yellowing to the top of the casebinding but are otherwise brand new un-opened copies. SORRY, NOW SOLD OUT.

Plastic Structure Kits

Tenbury & Bewdley

Cygnet Magazines Back issues Model Railway Journal, Great Western Railway Journal and British Railway Journal have been selling very well. There are now several gaps in availability, but many issues are still in stock; the listing on the website shows what is available.

The Titfield Thunderbolt
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Tel. 01225 462332

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If you cannot find something that you are after, or experience any problems, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Although this is the World Wide Web and you may be reading this on the other side of the world, the organisation here consists of human beings with an interest and enthusiasm for the books we stock and we are always delighted to hear from our customers via phone, email or in person.

Simon Castens
[Title image by J.Douglas Smith]