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British Industrial Steam Locomotives

David Mather    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

The Bulleid Merchant Navy class original and rebuilt

Hector Maxwell    [Publisher: Transport Treasury]    Softback

A really classy collection of images of Bulleid's wartime mixed traffic design, all taken from the extensive photographic archive of the Transport Treasury. Superbly reproduced and printed, the locomotives are largely shown in their numerical order. The author writes with enthusiasm and includes much detail about the locomotives and quotes his references too, but I find it strange if not a little irritating that for nearly all of the images we are not told who the photographer was. Being hyper critical, the text is a bit verbose and gushy in places and the whole thing could have done with some editing for meaning and sense, but for all that it is far better to have this book in the world than not I think.

Drummond Passenger & Mixed Traffic Locomotive Classes

David Maidment    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

Great Northern Outpost Volume 3: Faded Glory

Alan Whitaker & Jan Rapacz    [Publisher: Willowherb Publishing]    Hardback

Great Western King Class 4-6-0s

David Maidment    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

The Hull & Barnsley Railway Volume 2: Expansion, Pride, Prosperity, Eclipse

Nick Deacon    [Publisher: Lightmoor]    Hardback

The Melbourne Military Railway & the Derby to Ashby Branch Pt 2 1939 to Closure

Mike Christensen    [Publisher: Lightmoor]    Hardback

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review 124

Roy Link    [Publisher: RCL Publications]    Magazine

Peter Gray's West Country Raillways

Amyas Crump and Kevin Robertson    [Publisher: Crecy]    Hardback

A fabulous large format album featuring the colour photography of that doyen of West Country railway photographers Peter Gray. A really nice guy, I used to enjoy chatting to him every year at the Exeter model railway show where he helped man the RCTS stand. Full of stories and always with a twinkle in his eye, he was a terrific recorder of the railway scene as this new book provides ample evidence. Quite a few of the pictures have been seen in print before, albeit over many years, but many have not and all are worthy of inclusion in this fine collection.

The Steam Railway East Scotland

Brian J Dickson    [Publisher: Transport Treasury]    Softback

Unconsidered Trifles Images of the everyday for modellers and artists

Geoff Kent    [Publisher: Wild Swan]    Softback

In this book, noted artist modeller Geoff Kent takes us on a fascinating pictorial tour around the lesser known reminders of past ages that have inspired him to make his beautifully observed and executed models. The theme is one of details, buildings and other structures that still exist, and with a few exceptions everything in this book can still be seen today. These all colour images reveal the extraordinary legacy of style, design and materials that made the British Isles such a fascinating subject to travel through and observe, certainly up until the modern era of bland conformity and unimaginative money driven dullness to which so much of our built environment has fallen prey. Certain parts of the British Isles feature more than others in these photographs in this book, largely based upon where the author has lived and worked, but these sorts of details are still to be found everywhere around us and as Geoff says are worthy of attention with camera or sketchbook before they disappear.