The Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop

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Site last updated Saturday 28th March 

Shop opening

The shop is now closed until the current restrictions arising from the Coronavirus pandemic are lifted and we are advised that is is safe to do so.

At the same time, the business is moving premises, we are going to be just under a mile further east at 4 Tollbridge Studios, Toll Bridge Road,  BA1 7DE. The new premises will still be visitable on Thursdays and will feature a display area for the retail sales of titles as we have currently. The premises are otherwise better appointed and more spacious and should enable various interesting developments  for the business that we have ideas for.

The physical move is taking place right now, and so apologies for any slight delays in sending out orders that may occur as a result. Mail order nonetheless carries on without problem, deliveries are arriving OK and administration carries on as normal(!)


Subject to the Corona virus threat having lessened by the summer, Larkrail is at the time of writing still scheduled to take place on the 11th July at the New Oriel Hall in Larkhall. I  am running the show in conjunction with my good friend Jerry Clifford, of Bath Queen Square, MRJ editing and 2mm modelling fame. The "headline" layout remains "Lineas Cubanas",with more great exhibits booked, but this is all subject to review nearer the date and  it will only go ahead if it is safe.

Maybe we will be one of the first "post Corona" shows - let's hope so.....

Mail order continues as normal and the business premises generally remain manned for phone calls, email is still fully functional and will remains so.

 Simon Castens and George Mumford
New to stock
The new book on Sir Arthur Heywood's miniature railway is out from RCL, a fabulous piece of work, and the IRS have produced a vrery good work of reference on Sentinel locos and railcars, both books in stock now.

The latest MRJ is edition 277, edited by Barry Norman, it is now in stock and details appear in the MRJ section of the website. Issue 278 has been printed and will be available shorty, but there will then be a temporary gap in publication as the magazine's printers have had to close owing to the Coronavirus situation.

We are otherwise  busy with all the work required to move premises and look forward to carrying on with bookselling and publishing  from Tollbridge Studios.


The Titfield Thunderbolt
Studio 4 Tollbridge Studios, Toll Bridge Road, Bath, BA1 7DE 

Tel. 01225 462332

Currently closed to all visitors

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

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