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The Acquired Wagons of British Railways Vol 4 Vans Containers and Cattle Wagons

David Larkin    [Publisher: Crecy]    Hardback

Eagerly awaited, David Larkin's review of the wagon types most beloved of modellers - the general merchandise wagons or "box vans" as we used to call them. The book also covers containers, special purpose vans and cattle wagons, all of which types are well illustrated with plenty of "in service" photographs from various sources. David describes the differing types and design developments for each of the "Big Four" companies, giving numbering sequences and examples for each type. The text also including a lot of additional information and all photographs are well reproduced to a decent size, the early LMS types featuring several impactful full page images.

The Broad Gauge Engines Of The Great Western Railway Part 3 1846-1852

Canon Brian Arman    [Publisher: Lightmoor]    Hardback

In Search of a Dream The life and work of Roye England Second Edition

Stephen Williams    [Publisher: Wild Swan]    Softback

A much enlarged and beautifully illustrated new edition of the story of Roye England and how he came to imagine and then create what became the Pendon museum of miniature landscape and transport. With two new chapters and much additional information, including information on the other founding characters, (not least the wonderful Guy Williams - we even see his workbench in colour) There is much colour photography in this edition, Roye's beautiful shots from the 1950s and the remarkable contemporary views of the models themselves taken by Paul Ellis. There are astonishing and their presence alone makes the new edition worth having without even considering the words, which are also very good indeed. A moving story in many ways, and a fantastic record and souvenir of one of the very best things that has ever existed in England, itself a breathtaking record and evocation of a still beautiful but much changed English landscape and way of life.

Industrial Railway Locomotive Sheds A Fourth Selection

Adrian Booth    [Publisher: Industrial Railway Society]    Softback

Lancaster's Line to the Sea A History of the Glasson Branch of the LNWR

Dave Richardson    [Publisher: Cumbrian Railway Association]    Softback

Another really nicely produced book from the Cumbrian Railways Association, a beautifully produced and illustrated history and record of the branch that ran from Lancaster Station and along the Lune to its mouth and the port of Glasson Dock. Surviving well into British Railways days, the images in this book cover all eras and are full of interest, the maritime and shipping aspects of the story also being well covered. This is a well written and visually strong book with a lot of appeal. Apart from anything else, Glasson Dock station itself would make a wonderful subject for a model.

Model Railway Journal 289

Paul Karau    [Publisher: Cygnet Magazines]    Magazine

Edited by Paul Karau himself, musing upon how nostalgia moves on and even admitting to admiring some recent models of the once ubiquitous "bubble" railcars that usurped his beloved Pannier tanks and coaches on the Henley to Twyford branch. Contents feature A "Torbal Express" for Churston from Trevor Pott, a compact O gauge line with an intriguing plan from Derek Haynes, Stephen Williams continuing to detail Station Road at Faringdon, beautiful 1/32 slate wagons from Peter Kazer, Richard Ellis building a convincing 7mm model of the Midland's Berkely Road and bathroom sealant and wagon tarps from Tony Hammond. Smaller features cover, vehicles and progress at Henley from Paul Karau, new RTR 4mm wagon offerings with Gerry Beale, David Lane's skillful modelling of High Wycombe's original station, Geoff Kent's Station Hotel for Dewsbury and finally remembering the irrepressible, wonderful and sadly late Grahame Hitchen.

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review 130

John Clutterbuck    [Publisher: RCL Publications]    Magazine

Western Times Issue No 3

Andrew Malthouse and Kevin Robertson    [Publisher: Transport Treasury]    Softback

Whitland to Pembroke Dock West Wales Railways

John Hodge    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback