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This page contains books that are primarily concerned with modelling the railways of the British Isles.

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Ahern, John H  Miniature Building Construction: An Architectural Guide for Modellers, Percival Marshall, pp154 with numerous illustrations, line drawings and diagrams.  No date, but an early edition of a book first published in 1950.  No dust wrapper.  Card boards.  Very Good.  A classic modelling text explaining the craft of modelling buildings.  4.95

Ahern, John H  Miniature Landscape Modelling, Model & Allied Publishing, 1st edition 1951, pp133 with 56 figs.  Hard Cover.  Near VG.  Loss of colour down the spine, otherwise VG.  A best-selling guide to scenic modelling.  3.95

Ahern, John H  Miniature Locomotive Construction, Percival Marshall, 1956, pp171 with 162 figs.  First published in 1948.  Foreword by J. N. Maskelyne.  Hb.  Very Good in a Poor dust wrapper.  Slight browning of the covers.  The dust wrapper is torn with some loss along the top edge - three small "V" shaped bits are missing.  A classic book on scratch building OO gauge models.  3.95

Ahern, John H  Miniature Locomotive Construction, Model & Allied Publications, 1971, pp171 with 162 figs.  First published in 1948.  Foreword by J. N. Maskelyne.  Pb.  Fair+.  Some general wear to the covers.  A classic book on scratch building OO gauge models.  3.95

Amos, Roger  Practical Electronics for Railway Modellers [1], PSL, 1984, pp160.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is a one-inch internally-repaired tear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A series of practical electronics projects of increasing complexity.  2.95

Amos, Roger  Practical Electronics for Railway Modellers 2, PSL, 1985, pp174.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A further series of practical electronics projects with sections on controllers, accessories for controllers, track circuiting, signalling systems, automatic train control, train lighting and sound effects.  2.95

Amos, Roger  Complete Book of Model Railway Electronics, PSL, 1st edition 1990, pp256.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  "The essential handbook for anyone interested in enhancing the operation of their model railway layout and in obtaining the high degree of realism that can be achieved through the use of electronics."  Presented as a series of practical projects of increasing complexity.  4.95

PSL Model Railway Guides

Andress, Michael  Complete Guide to Model Railways, PSL/Guild, 1992, pp512.  Hb.  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head & base of the spine and at the top of the rear dust wrapper fold.  All eight volumes of Michael Andress' best-selling modelling booklets under a single cover, well-illustrated throughout. Vol. 1: Baseboards, Track & Electrification; Vol.2: Layout Planning; Vol.3: Structure Modelling; Vol.4: Scenery; Vol.5: Operating Your Layout; Vol.6 Branch Line Railways; Vol.7 Modern Railways; Vol.8 Narrow Gauge Railways.  3.95

Andress, Michael  Baseboards, Track and Electrification & Layout Planning, PSL, 1982, pp64 plus pp64.  PSL Model Railway Guides 1 & 2 Combined.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Some fading of the red lettering on the spine.  2.95

Andress, Michael  Layout Planning, PSL, 1979, pp64 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  PSL Model Railway Guides 2.  Pb.  VG-.  Loss of colour down the spine of the covers; old price sticker on the rear cover.  1.95

Andress, Michael  Structure Modelling, PSL, 1980, pp64 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  PSL Model Railway Guides 3.  Pb.  VG- with loss of colour down the spine of the covers, some superficial wear to the covers, and an old price sticker on the rear cover.  1.95

Andress, Michael  Structure Modelling & Scenery, PSL, 1982, pp128.  PSL Model Railway Guides 3 & 4 Combined.  Glazed Boards. Very Good.  Combines two separate modelling books, the first on modelling buildings and the second on modelling scenery.  2.95

Andress, Michael  Operating Your Layout, PSL, 1980, pp64 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  PSL Model Railway Guides 5.  Pb.  VG.  Old price sticker on the rear cover.  1.95

Andress, Michael  Modern Railways & Narrow - Gauge Railways, PSL, 1982, pp128.  PSL Model Railway Guides 7 & 8 Combined.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Combines two separate modelling books, the first on modelling the diesel era and the second on modelling the narrow gauge.  2.95

Andress, Michael   Modern Railways, PSL, 1982, pp64.  PSL Model Railway Guides No.7.  Pb.  Fair.  Superficial wear to the covers.  A guide to modelling the diesel era.  1.95

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Andress, Michael  Scenic Railway Modelling, Guild/PSL, 1985, pp96.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A series of illustrated articles on the important scenic dimension of railway modelling.  2.95

Andress, Michael  Adding Realism to Your Model Railway, Guild/PSL, 1988, pp160.  Published by Guild Publishing by arrangement with Patrick Stephens.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. "How to detail and weather locomotives and rolling stock, construct natural-looking scenery, authentic buildings, life-like figures - even how to model snow and ice."  3.95

Atherton, William H (editor)  Workshop Practice Vol.1: A Practical Work for the Draughtsman, The Mechanic, The Pattern-Maker, and the Foundryman, New Era Publishing, 2nd edition, pp297 with numerous figs.  No date.  Hb.  No dw.  VG-.  Some rubbing to the edges of the covers. Vol.1 has sections entitled: Introductory Survey, Hand Tools & Gauges, Drawing & Sketching, Non-Ferrous Metals, and Cast Iron & Wrought Iron.  5.95

Atherton, William H (editor)  Workshop Practice Vol.3: A Practical Work for the Draughtsman, The Mechanic, The Pattern-Maker, and the Foundryman, New Era Publishing, 2nd edition, pp325 with numerous figs.  No date.  Hb.  No dw.  VG-.  Some rubbing to the edges of the covers, front cover pulling away slightly from the binding. Vol.3 has sections entitled: The Steels, Hardening & Tempering of Steels, Lathes & Lathe Work, Screw-Cutting, Shaping & Shaping Machines, Planing & Planing Machines, and Milling.  5.95

Atherton, William H (editor)  Workshop Practice Vol.4: A Practical Work for the Draughtsman, The Mechanic, The Pattern-Maker, and the Foundryman, New Era Publishing, 2nd edition, pp298 with numerous figs.  No date.  Hb.  No dw.  VG-.  Slight rubbing to the edges of the covers. Vol.4 has sections entitled: Drilling, Boring & Nibbling; Slotting Machines & Slotting; Turret & Automatic Lathes, Grinding & Grinding Machines; and Jigs & Tools.  5.95

Atherton, William H (editor)  Workshop Practice Vol.5: A Practical Work for the Draughtsman, The Mechanic, The Pattern-Maker, and the Foundryman, New Era Publishing, 2nd edition, pp349 with numerous figs.  No date.  Hb.  No dw.  Good+.  Rubbing to the edges of the covers.  Vol.5 has sections entitled: Drop & Machine Forging; Die-Making, Press Work & Stamping; Practical Blacksmithing; and Welding.  5.95

Atherton, William H (editor)  Workshop Practice Vol.6: A Practical Work for the Draughtsman, The Mechanic, The Pattern-Maker, and the Foundryman, New Era Publishing, 2nd edition, pp331 with numerous figs.  No date.  Hb.  No dw.  VG-.  Wear to the covers at the top of the spine & slight rubbing to the cover edges elsewhere.  Vol.6 has sections entitled: Working of Sheet & Plate Metals, Surface Treatment of Metals, Gear Cutting, Plate Shop Practice, and Mechanical Handling of Materials & Products.  5.95

Atherton, William H (editor)  Workshop Practice Vol.7: A Practical Work for the Draughtsman, The Mechanic, The Pattern-Maker, and the Foundryman, New Era Publishing, 2nd edition, pp235 with numerous figs.  No date.  Hb.  No dw.  VG-.  Slight rubbing to the cover edges. Vol.7 has sections entitled: Plain Bearings, Ball & Roller Bearings, Petrol Engine Fitting & Assembly, and Gas Engine Fitting & Assembly.  5.95

Atherton, William H (editor)  Workshop Practice Vol.8: A Practical Work for the Draughtsman, The Mechanic, The Pattern-Maker, and the Foundryman, New Era Publishing, 2nd edition, pp272 with numerous figs.  "This edition is specially prepared for subscribers."  No date.  Hb.  No dw.  VG-.  Small wear marks on rear cover, and binding pulling away slightly from the spine at the top front. Vol.8 has sections entitled: Steam Engine & Pump Fitting & Erecting; Turbine Fitting & Erecting; Internal Combustion Engine Testing; and Testing of Steam Engines.  5.95

Barlow, Bob (Editor)  Model Railway Journal Compendium [No.1], Wild Swan, pp76.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A selection of articles along the same lines as the Model Railway Journal.  Contents include: Whetstone by Andy Gibbs, Great Western Square Post Signals in 4mm Scale by Peter Squibb, From "Polly" to P4 in 5 Years by Andy Farquarson, A Scratchbuilder's Workshop  by Rod Neep, Resurrecting a Dinosaur by Tony Wilson, Cotswold Stone by Gerry Hull, 'Aldwyth' The Manning in a Time Lock by Don Townsley, Exebridge Quay by Dave Rowe, Creating 'Havoc' by Philip Hall, Building a Better 'Britannia' by Allan Sibley, The Bucolic Silo by Martin Pitt, and Okeminster by Trevor James.  6.95

Barlow, Bob (Editor)  Model Railway Journal Compendium No.2, Wild Swan, pp96.  No date.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Contents include: Inkerman Street by Bob Barlow, Rattlesnake by Paul 

Berntsen, Soldering: A Black Art by Dave Cox & Dave Holland, The Steelworks which Forged Borchester by Frank Dyer, A GWR Saddle Tank in 4mm by Andy Wiles, Large Diameter Turntable Well by Norman Dale, The Finescale Chronicles by Bob Barlow, The North Devonshire by Ken Northwood, A 150 Class for Dewsbury by Geoff Holt, and The End of the Line by Jas Millham.  7.50

Bassett-Lowke Catalogue 1904/5, Token Publishing, pp252.  No.1150 of a limited edition of 5000.  Landscape format Hb.  Fine/VG.  Slight loss of colour to the dust wrapper.  An undated reprint of the 1904 Bassett-Lowke catalogue.  12.50

Bassett-Lowke W J  The Model Railway Handbook: A Practical Guide to the Installation of a Model Railway,  Bassett-Lowke Ltd, 12th edition 1946, pp152.  Card Covers.  Fair.  Some wear to the corners of the covers.  5.95

Edward Beal's Railway Modelling Series

Beal, Edward  Book Two: Layout and Survey, Modelcraft, pp72.  No date.  Edward Beal's Railway Modelling Series.  Pb.  Fair.  Some wear down the edge of the spine.  3.95

Beal, Edward  Book Three: Three-Rail Control, Modelcraft, pp71.  No date.  Edward Beal's Railway Modelling Series.  Pb.  Fair.  Some wear to the covers down the edge of the spine.  Includes a section on Signalling (p43-p60) and on Electric Haulage (p61-p71).  1.95

Beal, Edward  Book Six: Wagons and Coaches, Modelcraft, pp76 with 47 figs.  No date.  Edward Beal's Railway Modelling Series.  Pb.  VG- with slight wear to the spine of the cover.  5.95

Beal, Edward  Book Seven: Two-Rail Control, Modelcraft, pp64. No date.  Edward Beal's Railway Modelling Series.  Pb.  VG-.  3.95

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Beal, Edward  Scale Railway Modelling Today, A&C Black, 2nd revised edition 1944, pp255 with 111 figs.  Inscription and some pen markings inside the cover.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+ with slight wear to the covers at the top & bottom of the spine and at the corners.  A classic modelling text.  4.95

Beal, Edward  New Developments in Railway Modelling: Recent Tendencies, New Designs and Useful Guidance, A & C Black, 1st edition 1947, pp268 with over 300 illustrations and diagrams.  "Profusely illustrated by the author."  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  Some loss of colour to the covers at the head and base of the spine; several tears to the dust wrapper with slight loss at the head and base of the spine.  A classic text that has inspired generations of modellers.  3.95

Beal, Edward  West Midland: A Railway in Miniature, Percival Marshall, 1952, pp164, 21 plates and 111 figs.  Hb.  VG- in a Poor dust wrapper.  Some rubbing to the covers; generally VG in a torn, incomplete dust wrapper.  The Rev. Beal's classic work on the construction of his West Midland OO gauge Railway.  6.95

Beal, Edward  Railway Modelling in Miniature: A Practical Handbook on the Planning, Building and Operation of Miniature Railways with Special Reference to "00" and "HO" Gauges, Percival Marshall, 4th edition 1958, pp129 with 275 figs.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG-.  Loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  Packed with dimensional drawings and sketches.  4.95

Beal, Edward  Modelling the Old-Time Railways, Fresh Flame Publishing, 2009, pp247 with 64 photographs and 143 figs.  First published in 1955.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The front corners of the covers are slightly bumped.  A recent reprint of Edward Beal's classic on modelling the pre-grouping railway scene.  6.95

Booth T J  Simple Model Railway Layouts, PSL/BCA, 1987, pp160.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Small tear in the dust wrapper fold.  "Big ideas for small spaces."  A practical guide to small-space modelling with each chapter written around a different sample layout.  3.95

Booth T J  Modellers' Guide to the GWR, PSL, 1990, pp160.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The original hardback edition.  6.95

Booth, Trevor  Baseboard Basics and Making Tracks: Planning, Baseboard Construction, Track-Laying and Wiring, SLP, 1993, pp96.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG-.  Some wear to the covers, contents VG.  2.95

Booth, Trevor  Locomotive and Rolling-Stock Construction: Choosing Suitable Stock, Building Kits, Planning & Detailing, Realistic Operation, SLP, 1995, pp96.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  3.95

Bradley, Maurice H  Buildings for Model Railways, D&C, 1983, pp96.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Includes a large number of drawings of both railway and non railway structures.   4.95

Brien, Robert F  Model Scenic Railways: Design & Construction, Batsford, 1988, pp143 with 130 figs.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A comprehensive introduction.  3.95

Burkin, Nigel  Thoroughly Modern Models 2. Modern Wagons in 4mm, Irwell Press, 1998, pp74.  Model Railway Handbook No.10.  Large Format Pb.  Near VG with slight wear to the corners of the covers.  Well-illustrated throughout.  8.50

Carlson, Pierce  Toy Trains: A History, Victor Gollancz, 1986, pp160.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  A well-illustrated history from 1840 until 1950.  Includes a price guide.  4.95

Carter, Ernest F  Practical Two-Rail Electrification, Percival Marshall, 1947, pp52.  Pb.  Fair.  Some wear to the spine of the covers, browning to the edges of the pages.  1.95

Carter, Ernest F  Electric Model Railways: From Mains to Trains, Percival Marshall, 1951, pp79.  Pb.  Fair.  Some wear to the spine of the covers, browning to the edges of the pages.  1.95

Cook, Mike  The Show that Never Ends; Celebrating 40 Years of the York Model Railway Show, Santana, 2002, pp126.  Card Covers.  VG.  The history of the famous York Model Railway Show. Remarkably, Mike Cook organised this annual York exhibition for just under 50 years.  1.95

Corkill W A  Railway Modelling: An Introduction, D&C, 1980, pp96 with 151 figs.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive introduction to the hobby with chapters on Policies & Plans, Specifications, At the Drawing Board, Foundations, Trackwork & Power Supply, Civil Engineering, Scenery, Real Estate, Signals & Automatic Controls, Locomotives & Rolling Stock, Finishing Touches, and Operation & Maintenance.  1.95

Ellis, Chris  Practical Model Trains, BCA/Newnes, 1983, pp144.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  "A thorough practical guide to the model railway from first principles to more advanced systems for the average enthusiast."  3.95

Ellis, Chris  Modelling the LMSR, IA, 1985, pp56.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Crease and tiny nick to the top edge of the front cover.  A well-illustrated booklet.  2.95

Essery, Bob  British Railway Modelling: A Century of Progress, British Railway Modelling, 1999, pp82.  Photographs by Tony Wright.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated history of railway modelling in the 20th century.  2.95

Evans, Martin  Manual of Model Steam Locomotive Construction, Percival Marshall, 3rd edition, 5th impression 1974, pp172 with 132 figs. plus 36 plates.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  A standard work providing practical help and information for engineers who build model steam engines of any gauge between 1.25 in and 10.25 in.  16.50

Farquarson, Andy  Getting the Best from Ratio Plastic Models, Irwell Press, 1996, pp64.  Modelling Railways Illustrated Handbook No.7.  Pb.  VG.  6.95

Foster, Michael  Hornby Dublo Trains: Hornby Dublo 1938-1964, The story of the perfect table railway, New Cavendish, 2004, pp416 including a check list of every production item together with all known variations.  With a compendium compiled by Alan F. Ellis.  The Hornby Companion Series Vol.3.  Large landscape format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A lavishly-illustrated tribute.  14.50

Freezer C J  A Home for Your Railway, Peco, pp32.  No date.  Card Covers.  Near VG .  Slight wear to the covers.  Packed full of ideas for locating a model railway in a typical three-bedroomed house.  1.95

Freezer, Cyril  Model Railways on a Budget: A practical guide to inexpensive more enjoyable modelling, PSL, 1987, pp168 with numerous diagrams & illustrations.  "Smallish" format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The old master explains how to construct a model railway without spending a fortune.  3.95

Freezer C J  PSL Book of Model Railway Track Plans, PSL, 1988, pp112.  The hardback edition.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is an old price sticker on the cover.  Over seventy detailed layout plans, giving ample scope for both the beginner and the advanced modeller.  5.95

Freezer C J  Modelling the Steam Age Railway, Patrick Stephens, 1990, pp168.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A former editor of Railway Modeller explains how to recapture the atmosphere of the steam age railway.  Well-illustrated in both colour and black & white.  4.95

Freezer C J  Model Railway Signalling, Patrick Stephens, 1991, pp168.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Remains of an old price sticker on the front cover.  An in-depth look at the application of prototype signalling practice to a model railway.  8.50

Freezer, Cyril J  Model Railways: The Complete Guide to Designing, Building and Operating a Model Railway, BCA/Quintet Publishing, 1991, pp96.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  Rubbing to the bottom edge of the covers, one-inch tear to the rear dw fold.  An excellent overview of the hobby, illustrated in colour throughout.  3.95

Freezer C J  1001 Model Railway Questions & Answers, PSL, 1992, pp224.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A model railway encyclopaedia in question and answer form.  2.95

Graebe, Chris and Graebe, Julie  The Hornby Gauge 0 System, New Cavendish, 1994, pp440 with over 700 illustrations, 650 in colour.  The Hornby Companion Series Vol.5.  The revised edition of 1994, with over 200 additional colour pictures.  Large landscape format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A lavishly produced tribute.  24.50

Gravett, Gordon  Modelling Trees Part One: Broadleaf Trees, Wild Swan, 2011, pp92.  Illustrated in colour throughout.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  16.50

Harris K N  Model Boilers and Boilermaking, Model & Allied Publications, 1971, pp185, 108 figs and 27 plates.  First published in 1967.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  Several small tears to the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive practical guide.  10.50

Hendry, Robert Powell  The Living Model Railway: Developing, Operating & Enjoying Your Layout, Silver Link, 1994, pp176.  The Silver Link Library of Railway Modelling.  Profusely illustrated throughout.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A fascinating study of the Greenlane & Hillside Model Railway and how it has grown, developed and evolved.  5.95

Hill, Tony  Simply Scenery: An Insight into the Art of Landscape Modelling, Irwell Press, 1995, pp72 with numerous illustrations.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  6.95

Hine, Stewart  Model Railways, Haynes, 1977, pp86.  Pb.  Very Good+.  A useful introduction to the hobby.  1.95

Huntley, Ian D  Painting and Lining Scale Models, Model & Allied Publications, 1997, pp94.  Pb.  Fair+.  Loss of colour down the spine.  A practical guide for the modeller on all aspects of paint and covering materials, and their application to scale miniatures.  Not specifically aimed at railway modelling.  2.95

Jackson, Albert and Day, David  The Model Maker's Handbook: An illustrated manual of over 1000 techniques for making all types of models, miniatures and dioramas, Guild/Michael Joseph, 1987, pp352.  Published by Guild Publishing by arrangement with Michael Joseph.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  An American view of modelling with sections on Painting & Finishing, Improving Vehicles, Figures, Dioramas & Landscapes, Railways, Motors & Engines, Radio-control, Airplanes, Boats, and Cars.  3.95

Jenkinson, David  Modelling Historic Railways, BCA/PSL, 1985, pp160.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The author draws heavily on his own experiences in modelling the Settle and Carlisle line.  4.95

Jenkinson, David  Historical Railway Modelling, Pendragon, 2001, pp176.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The author draws on 50 years of experience of modelling the Settle & Carlisle line and its fictional Kendal branch.  5.95

Johnson, Rob  Modelling Aspects of the Coal Industry, Book Law, 2003, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Generally, VG in a VG dust wrapper.   There is a slight depression on the bottom rear edge of the cover - the surface of the glazed boards has not been broken.  There is also a tiny internally repaired nick at the top of the front folded edge of the dust wrapper.  A well-produced book full of inspirational prototype illustrations, but less on actually modelling the coal industry than I would have expected.  8.50

Johnson, Stephen and O'Rourke, Alan  Modelling Irish Railways, Midland Publishing, 2004, pp88.  Large format Pb.  VG.  There is a one-cm crease on the covers near the head of the spine.  A comprehensive illustrated introduction to modelling both broad gauge and narrow gauge Irish railways.  4.95

Kent, Geoff  The 4mm Wagon Part One: Opens, Minerals and Hoppers, Wild Swan, 1991, pp86 with numerous illustrations and drawings.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  8.50

Leigh, Chris  A Railway Modeller's Picture Library, BCA/IA, 1995, pp256.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive source book of prototype material from arches to weigh bridges.  6.95

Levy, Allen  A Century of Model Trains, New Cavendish, 4th impression 1986, pp208.  Very Large Landscape Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Superficial wear to the dust wrapper edges including a quarter-inch tear.  A remarkable collection of over 500 illustrations, 187 in colour, illustrating the development of model railway manufacturing.  16.50

Longridge, Michael  Modelling 4mm Scale Rolling Stock, Rayler, 1948, pp91 plus pp16 of illustrations and with 106 figs.  Card Covers with cloth binding down the spine.  Fair.  Some foxing (browning) on the covers.  An explanation of traditional scratch building techniques.  5.95

Lovett, Dennis and Wood, Leslie  Cade's Locomotive Guide, Marwain, 2007, pp344.  Edited by Reg Cade and Barry Gallafent.  Pictorial Boards.  VG+.  "The definitive railway modellers' guide to British outline locomotives and their real-life counterparts."  A useful reference which combines information on models and prototypes in a single volume.  4.95

Lowery, Dave  Build a Model Railway Layout, Argus, 1990, pp128 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Pb.  VG- with vertical creasing down the covers where the cover opens.  An introductory volume that nonetheless shows the reader how to build a very specific yet moderately complex railway layout on two levels.  1.95

Marriott, Peter  Scenic Modelling: A Practical Guide for Making Scenery for Model Railways, Warner Group Publications, 2008, pp96 with colour illustrations throughout.  British Railway Modelling Book No.2.  Pb.  VG.  Some very superficial wear to the covers.  Helps you to make the most of the many scenic products currently available.  5.95

Minns J E  Model Railway Engines, Octopus Books, 1973, pp97with 120 illustrations in colour and black & white.  Hb.  Very Good in a  Very Good dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of model railway engineering.  2.95

Neale, Don  Railways in the Garden, Peco, 1978, pp72.  Pb.  Near VG.  Old price sticker on the cover.  Written to encourage the newcomer, as well as the more established enthusiast, to push his tracks onward down the garden.  2.95

Norman, Barry  Landscape Modelling, Wild Swan, 1986, pp66 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  5.95

Norman, Barry  Building a Model Railway: Designing a Layout, Wild Swan, 1997, pp106 with numerous illustrations & figures.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  8.50

Pendon: Why, What and How, Pendon Museum Trust, 1st edition 1968, pp36.  Pb. VG.  The story behind the unique Pendon modelling project.  1.25

Pilton, Chris  Cottage Modelling for Pendon, Wild Swan, 1987, pp92 with numerous illustrations & line drawings.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An exposition of the modelling techniques used at The Pendon Museum.  12.50

Postlethwaite, Alan  Model Railway Detailing Manual: A Source Book of Period Photographs from the Steam Age, Haynes, 2005, 312 illustrations.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Over 300 photographs taken during the last days of British Rail steam to help modellers recreate the period in model form.  With sections on: Station Buildings, Platform Browsing, Station Layouts, Parcels and Freight, Train Perspectives, Along the Line, Signals, Signal Boxes, Rolling Stock, and Locomotive Facilities.  6.95

RailModel Digest: No.4, Hawkshill, pp96.  Editors: Iain Rice and Mike Peascod.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  Contents include: Q1 in EM, Tim Shackleton on Chapels, Colonel Stephens in 7mm, Card Modelling Basics, Eye Care for Modellers, 4mm Wagon Running Gear: Springing, 3mm Models Under the Lens, LNWR Bushey Troughs, S&DJR in 4mm, Control Panels, Denaby PO Wagons, Finishing Off the 2251, The DG Coupling, Layout Design: Garliestown, and PCB's & Reed Switches.  4.95

Railway Modelling: The Beginners Guide No.1 Getting Started, No.2 Baseboards Track & Wiring, No.3 Adding Scenery, Peco, 2002.  Soft Cover.  VG.  Three 16-page illustrated booklets for only 95p.

Ray, Jack  A Lifetime with 'O' Gauge: Crewchester - and Others, Pendragon, 1992, pp84.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  The author recalls 40 years of 'O' gauge modelling.  3.95

Ray, Jack  Model Railways and their Builders: Fifty Classic Layouts, Atlantic, 1995, pp160.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Jack Ray was the first president of the Gauge O Guide, so inevitably most of the layouts featured are O gauge.  The book is notable for the high-quality photographs of the layouts, both in colour and black & white.  6.95

Rice, Iain  Whitemetal Locos: A Kitbuilder's Guide, Wild Swan, 1989, pp62 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  8.50

Rice, Iain  Light Railway Layout Designs, Wild Swan, 1991, pp72 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight creasing at the top front corner of the covers.  16.50

Rice, Iain  Detailing and Improving Ready to Run Wagons, Irwell Press, 1993, pp62 with numerous diagrams and illustrations.  Model Railways Illustrated Handbooks No.1.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  6.95

Rice, Iain  Getting the Best from Plastic Wagon Kits, Irwell Press, 1993, pp62 with numerous diagrams and illustrations.  Modelling Railways Illustrated Handbooks No.2.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  5.95

Rice, Iain (Editor)  An Introduction to 4mm Fine Scale Railway Modelling, Railmodel, 1995, pp64.  Large Format Pb.  A RailMODEL handbook.  Very Good+.  Contributors: Mike Ainsworth, Gordon Ashton, Eddie Bourne, Chris Challis, Mike Peascod and Frank Watts.  7.50

Rice, Iain  Railway Modelling The Realistic Way, Haynes, 2007, pp352 with many illustrations & figures.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  "Explores the modern hobby and the opportunity it presents for creating model railways that look stunningly realistic and function with unmatched sophistication."  12.50

Rogers R C  Painting and Lining Railway Models, Model & Allied Publications, 1949. 1st edition 1949, pp62.  Small format Pb.  Fair.  Wear to the spine of the covers.  Describes the various methods available to the modeller for painting and lining models.  2.95

Shackleton, Tim  Plastic-Bodied Locos, Wild Swan, 1999, pp164.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  There is a vertical crease in the title page, otherwise VG+.  After an introductory chapter, each chapter is devoted to a major project: A "4F", A "B1", A Brighton Terrier, A Hawksworth County, A West Country Pacific, and a "9F".  14.50

Sharman M  The Great Eastern Railway Part One: A selection of 7mm locomotive drawings, Oakwood, 1987.  Portfolio Series Vol.3.  Pb.  VG.  A total of seventy three drawings from The Locomotive Magazine are reproduced on double size fold-out pages.  8.50

Simmons, Norman  How to go Railway Modelling, PSL, 5th edition 1983, pp219.  "5th edition of Britain's best-selling model railway book."  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive best-selling introduction to the hobby.  2.95

Simmons, Norman  Railway Modelling, PSL, 6th edition 1988, pp288.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The 6th edition of Britain's best-selling model railway book, providing a comprehensive introduction to the hobby.  3.95

Smeed, Vic  Complete Railway Modelling: Tracks, Scenery, Rolling Stock, Operation, Elbury Press, 1982, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A very practical book providing a good understanding of all aspects of modelling from track design, construction & wiring through scenery & structures to the selection, building & operation of locomotives & rolling stock.  3.95

Stevens-Stratten, S W  British Rail Main-Line Diesels, IA, Revised and enlarged edition 1975, pp64.  Drawings by R. S. Carter.  Large landscape format Pb.  Plastic comb binding.  VG.  Remains of old price sticker in top corner of the cover. "OO" scale drawings of British Rail diesels, with each drawing supplemented by two photographs and a technical specification.  12.50

Summers, Jim (editor)  St Merryn: What We Did, Why, and How We Did: Aspects of building a finescale model railway, Scalefour Society, 2010, pp96.  By the South London Area Group.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  8.50

Vine, Christopher  How (Not) to Paint a Locomotive, and Line it Out, and Build a Spray Booth, and Apply Transfers, and More, author, 2006, pp166, 130 colour photographs and 30 diagrams.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Takes the beginner through all the necessary stages and processes in painting a model engineering subject.  16.50

Waterman, Pete  A Train is for Life, IA, 2008, pp160.  Signed by the author: "To Keith, Best Wishes Pete."  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Features over 350 of Pete Waterman's superb collection of hand-built 'O' gauge models, all in colour.  10.50

Waterman, Pete  Just Like the Real Thing: Modelling Railways, IA, 2009, pp160 with extensive colour illustrations.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Pete Waterman describes the construction of his extensive '0' gauge model railway based on Leamington Spa.  8.50

Williams, Guy  The World of Model Trains, Andre Deutsch, 1970, pp256 with pp32 of colour and over 200 black & white illustrations.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  "The text and illustrations cover the whole history of model railways all over the world."  3.95

Williams, R Guy  The 4mm Engine: A Scratchbuilder's Guide, Wild Swan, 1988, pp110 with numerous diagrams and illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  Scratch building with a distinct Great Western flavour.  6.95

Wood L V  Bridges for Modellers: An Illustrated Record of Railway Bridges, OPC, 1985, pp144.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Contains drawings and photographs of a variety of British railway under-, over- and footbridges from the pre-grouping era to the present day.  16.50

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