The Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop
As widely reported the ongoing Coronavirus situation, and the restrictions it has imposed upon all of us, has resulted in increased mail order sales in various hobby sectors including the book and model railway market. We are experiencing a welcome and significant increase in mail order sales as a result of this, which has to a large measure made up for the loss of sales through shows and selling to other bookshops. On this basis we are cautiously optimistic about the future and are trying to use the "space" created by the situation to plan for the future of the business.
The latest title from Wild Swan 'Radio Control for Model Railways' has just arrived from the printers. Written by well known modeller Giles Favell, the book is a 120 page "step by step" guide to applying miniaturised radio control to small scale working models of automobiles, cranes and locomotives. Many of the projects which Giles describes and illustrates in detail were developed for his much admired layout 'Denton Brook'.
Also recently published is a new format, all colour pictorial book from Wild Swan; 'Diesel Hydraulics a Colour Retrospective' by Andrew Vines. Andrew previously authored 'Diesels in the Highlands' for Ian Allan and has put a tremendous amount of work into this book, which features a large number of never before published pictures of all of the WR hydraulic types, all set out in large format over 128 pages.
Wild Swan is also working on 'Modelling Buildings' by the highly talented Pete Goss, which is currently in the design stage and should be ready for printing by the end of this year.
The Wild Swan website is now very much expanded and improved, with much more information on each book being given, including sample pages of each title.