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Archive 108

Ian Pope    [Publisher: Lightmoor]    Softback

A bit of a Bristol theme in the first half, Steve Grudgings takes us from Hanham to Hotwells along the Bristol Avon, then there is a feature on Bristol Cars from Malcolm Bobbit and finally Duncan Harper describes a truly magnificent 1908 view of Radstock's "Marble Arch". Amongst other features there is a fantastic extended piece on Huntley and Palmers biscuit empire and its wonderful railway system as it all once existed in Reading.

£30.95
The Book Of The Stanier 8F 2-8-0s Part Three: Crewe to Swindon via Horwich

Ian Sixsmith    [Publisher: Irwell Press]    Hardback

£25.00
Irish Narrow Gauge Album

Michael Whitehouse    [Publisher: Lightmoor]    Hardback

A terrific album of black and white images, depicting the many and varied narrow gauge railways that once existed in Ireland, both North and South. The images are from the collection of the author's father and include not only his own pictures but those of other notable photographers. An informative and well written text accompanies the images which explains the complexities of the subject well.

£15.00
The Liveries Of The Pre-Grouping Railways Vol 4 London and the South of England

Nigel Digby    [Publisher: Lightmoor]    Softback

£5.20
Model Railway Journal 281

Paul Karau    [Publisher: Cygnet Magazines]    Magazine

Edited by Paul Karau, happily recounting both his and some of his many friends modelling achievements over the last 10 months or so. Although this might have been the Christmas issue it is unmarked and without festive decoration or baffling quiz, but the contents are as interesting as they come. Professor Tony White conducts us through the first part of his modelling life, touching upon many familiar names and ideas along the way, while no less than two articles are devoted to wonderful Southern Electrics. Stephen Hannington pursues a fairly conventional route (by which I mean no criticism) while John Chick comes at the subject straight from the side of a fairly high wall. Alan Webber produces a densely populated Quad Art in 4mm scale, Geoff Forster reports on an artful move into 7mm scale with his "Bleddfa Road" essay, two postcards from Steve Hall's "Drighlington and Adwalton" and Lindsay Galloway models the roundhouse at Burntisland. An obituary to Paul King, more wagon loads from Trevor Pott, small suppliers forum and a healthy letters page complete the line up.

£15.95
A Railwayman's View The Photographs of Ronnie Gee

E. M. Johnson & I. Simpson    [Publisher: Author]    Softback

Very well printed and produced in a large landscape format, this is a stunning pictorial book by anyone's standards. A collection of images captured by a working railwayman with a very good eye for a picture, covering the south Manchester area where the photographer worked and lived. Eddie Johnson knew Ronnie and writes about him and his photographs with feeling and the text and captions are without exception well written and informative. The photographs in both black and white and colour predominantly record the railway scene along the ex LNWR lines out of London Road Station. Subjects include locomotives in all their glory, both on shed and out on the line, but also much else besides, signalboxes, goods sheds, goods yards and signalling, also covering the electrification of the railway - images running up to the mid 1970s. This is a really good visual reference for modellers, highlights for me include the truly stunning full page colour image of M30266M at Stockport Edgeley, an ex LMS GPO sorting coach, and an equally arresting image of an ex North Stafford 4 wheeled coach in engineer's service at Styal in 1957. There is nothing about this book that I do not like, an absolutely first class production and a real joy to see so many years after the events recorded.

£14.95
The Southern Way No 53

Kevin Robertson    [Publisher: Crecy]    Softback

£16.95
The Southern Way Special Issue No. 17 Oil Burning Engines 1946 - 1951

Kevin Robertson    [Publisher: Crecy]    Softback

£25.95
The Western Way Western Region Steam in the Sixties

Terence Dorrity    [Publisher: Irwell Press]    Hardback

An above average collection of colour images, reproduced in a large scale landscape format and with universally good and natural colour repoduction throughout. The photographer lived in Stratford on Avon and so the photographs are "Midlands based" but they also cover very many other locations and the book features chapters on Pannier Tanks in all sorts of interesting locations! This is a very nice collection of images which does not disappoint on any level.