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Bob Williams [Publisher: Wild Swan] Softback
Written by Bob Williams, Geoff's son, this fully illustrated book describes Geoff Williams famous EM model of the LNWR station in Aylesbury, the World's first branch line. The first section describes the building and restoration of the model and the second all of the research that went into creating it, including site photographs, maps, historic documents and sketches made by Geoff himself. The book features full signalling details, comprehensive photographic coverage of all related structures, together with extensive information on the trains that used the branch and how Geoff modelled them. Apart from being a great book on how to set about modelling any prototype, and the techniques you might use to create it, this is also a wonderful personal account of one man's lifetime and his hobby. Beautifully laid out and designed by Steve Phillips and including a real wealth of information on modelling techniques, including Geoff's very effective use of perspective modelling. Although I may be biased as I had a hand in producing it, I think this book is as good as anything that has ever been produced before in terms of explaining and conveying the satisfaction and joy to be had from immersing oneself in the wonderful hobby of railway modelling.
Anthony Dawson [Publisher: Pen and Sword] Hardback
A detailed account of early locomotive development as it happened on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, drawing upon contemporary accounts and descriptions. Full of fascinating detail and informed by the practical experience with the various replicas that have been built, together with the miraculous survivor "Lion", later chapters cover working arrangements, locomotive men and rolling stock developments too.
Karl Crowther [Publisher: Cygnet Magazines] Magazine
Edited by Karl Crowther and with a much brighter looking cover than of late, the lead article is a welcome and well illustrated visit to Hywell Thomas's Morfa Bank Sidings, reviewing recent developments on this most original and convincing evocation of the 1970s embers of South Wales industry. The other layout article is Karl's own "Kentside" lifetime layout project, wonderful shades of Arthur Whitehead and David Jenkinson set around the Lakes, a gloriously ambitious scheme with a lot of work carried out already. Other articles include Howard Bolton's unbelievable lever frame for Leeds City Station, a simple conversion of a Bachmann J72 to EM scale by Pete Hill, Tony White concludes his modelling story, Ian Worthington builds a big chimney for Glaisden and Adam Capman builds a an aluminium prefab in 4mm scale from an interesting kit. Plus letters, small suppliers forum and obituaries to Brian Rogers and Roy Link.
Tim Hillier-Graves [Publisher: Pen and Sword] Hardback
David Maidment [Publisher: Pen and Sword] Hardback
Brian England [Publisher: Irwell Press] Hardback