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

Please consult the How to Order section before ordering any books.

 

Adams, Nigel  Layouts for Limited Spaces, SLP, 2nd printing 1997, pp128.  Large Format Pb.  VG. Spine sunned.  "Choice, Design, Construction, Operation. Practical solutions for the space-starved modeller."  5.95

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

Allen, Terry (Editor)  The Encyclopedia of Model Railways, BCA/Octopus, 1979, pp224 and over 250 colour illustrations.  Published by Book Club Associates by arrangement with Octopus Books. With a foreword by David Jenkinson and contributions by Peter Denny, Bob Essery, Cyril Freezer and many others.  Large Format Hb.  VG- in a VG dust wrapper.  Superficial rubbing to the edges of the covers; slight wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated introduction to the hobby with the following chapters: Review of the Hobby, The Right Choice, Track Plans, Building Layouts, Ready-to-Run, Kit Building, Scratch Building, Operating, and Layout Review.  4.95

Amos, Roger  Practical Electronics for Railway Modellers [1], PSL, 1984, pp160.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A series of practical electronics projects of increasing complexity.  3.95

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.  3.95

Amos, Roger  Complete Book of Model Railway Electronics, PSL, 2nd edition 1991, pp256.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ 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  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  Branch Line Railways, PSL, 1980, pp64 with numerous illustrations and diagrams. PSL Model Railway Guides 6.  Pb.  VG- with slight wear to the covers; loss of colour down the spine; old price sticker on the rear cover.  1.95

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.  2.95

Andress, Michael  Complete Guide to Model Railways, PSL, 1985, pp512.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  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.  4.95

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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

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

Balfour, Geoff (editor)  The Beginner's Guide to 2mm Modelling, The 2mm Scale Association, 2nd edition 1990, pp52.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Compiled by members of the 2mm scale association.  2.95

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 Five: Architecture, Modelcraft, pp82 with 42 figs.  No date.  Edward Beal's Railway Modelling Series.  Pb.  Fair+.  Deals almost entirely with railway buildings and structures.  4.95

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.  Hb.  Fair.  "Profusely illustrated by the author."  Slight wear to the covers at the head & base of the spine; loss of colour down 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

Bidwell, Derek  Modelling Historic Architecture, Historic Model Railway Society, 1998, pp70 with numerous drawings and photographs.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  A professional model maker reveals the techniques he has developed over his lifetime for the construction of true-to-life historic buildings.  8.50

Bloxsom, Martin (Editor)  Coach & Wagon Construction, Gauge 'O' Guild, 1978, pp50.  Gauge 'O' Guild Handbook No.3.  Soft Cover.  VG-.  There is a small mark near the bottom of the front cover.  A series of articles on the building and modification of 'O' gauge coaches and wagons.  4.95

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.  A practical guide to small-space modelling with each chapter written around a different sample layout.  4.95

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.  Some slight wear to the covers.  3.95

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  "00" Gauge Layout and Design, Percival Marshall, 1946, pp102.  Pb.  Fair.  Some wear to the spine of the covers.  " Explains how the real railway companies carry out their various operations and then tries to show how these features can, with modifications and some compromise, be included in the model layout."  3.95

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 E F  Building Passenger Rolling Stock, Percival Marshall, 1st edition 1948, pp54 with 36 figs and a folded drawing in the rear.  Pb.  Fair.  Some wear to the covers; crease across the rear top corner of the covers.  The founder of the Model Railway Constructor explains traditional scratch building techniques.  3.95

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

Castro, Alex  The Art of Painting Miniatures: Faces & Figures, Compendium Publishing, 2004, pp128.  Pb.  VG.  A fresh in-depth look at the art of figure painting, profusely illustrated in colour throughout.  8.50

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.  Pb.  VG.  An well-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

Track Plans by Cyril Freezer

Freezer, Cyril  60 Plans for Small Layouts, Peco, 5th impression 1960, pp35.  Card Covers.  Fair.  Sixty plans from Cyril Freezer's drawing board;

Track Plans, Peco, 1964, pp32.  Card Covers.  VG- with slight wear to the covers.  Thirty two detailed track plans from Cyril Freezer's drawing board;

Plans for Larger Layouts, Peco, 2nd edition 1973, pp36.  Card Covers.  VG- with superficial wear to the covers.  Thirty three more of Cyril Freezer's plans, this time focusing on more ambitious schemes.  3.95 for all three

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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, Cyril  PSL Book of Model Railway Wiring, PSL, 1st edition 1989, pp144.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Some loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper; slight wear along the top edge.  A clear yet comprehensive introduction by a former editor of the Railway Modeller.  4.95

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  Model Railway Signalling, Patrick Stephens, 1991, pp168.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  An in-depth look at the application of prototype signalling practice to a model railway.  8.50

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

Freezer, Cyril  PSL Book of Model Railway Wiring, PSL, 1992, pp144.  Pb.  VG- with slight wear to the corners of the covers.  A clear yet comprehensive introduction by a former editor of the Railway Modeller. 3.95

Greenly, Henry Model Railways: Their Design, Details and Practical Construction, Cassell & Co., 1st edition 1924, pp311 with 399 photographs, diagrams and working drawings.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Small wear mark on the top rear edge of the covers.  A first edition of Henry Greenly's classic modelling text.  16.50

Greenly, Henry  Planning & Layout: A practical guide to the planning of indoor and outdoor model railways, Percival Marshall, 1948, pp47.  Pb.  Fair+  with slight wear down the spine of the covers and foxing to the page edges.  1.95

Hambleton F C  Locomotives Worth Modelling, Model & Allied Publications, 2nd edition 1977, pp170.  First published in 1949.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  Each of the seventeen chapters considers a memorable pre-grouping design, or closely related group of designs.  The book is notable for the author's line drawings of each locomotive class.  5.95

Hammond, Pat  Ramsay's British Model Trains Catalogue, Swapmeet Publications, 3rd edition 2002, pp336.  Pb.  Very Good+.  A complete collector's price guide to the 0, 00, N, T, TT, and HO locos and rolling stock made by some 25 manufacturers.  3.95

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.  Large format Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper. Profusely illustrated throughout. 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 Pb.  VG.  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

Jenkinson, David and Campling, Nick  Historic Carriage Drawings in 4mm Scale: Vol.1 LMS and LNER, IA, 1969, pp xii plus pp100 of drawings plus pp100 of notes on the drawings using a smaller page format.  Large landscape format.  Glazed boards with a plastic ring binding.  VG- with some wear to the corners and edges of the glazed boards.  The drawings are divided equally between LMS and LNER types, with a balance between pre- and post-grouping designs.  16.50

Jenkinson, David  Modelling Historic Railways, BCA/PSL, 1985, pp160.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  Small tear in the rear dust wrapper fold.  The author draws heavily on his own experiences in modelling the Settle and Carlisle line.  5.95

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

Jones, Peter  Building Small Steam Locomotives: A Practical Guide to Making Engines for the Garden Gauges, Crowood Press, 2008, pp233.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  "A comprehensive guide to building small live steam engines for a garden railway, aimed at all modellers from beginners upwards."  Well-illustrated in colour throughout.  12.50

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.  VG/VG.  A comprehensive source book of prototype material from arches to weigh bridges.  9.50

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

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

Lowery, Dave  Model Railways: A Complete Guide to the Hobby, Argus, 1992, pp144.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper with a one-inch closed tear at the head of the spine.  An ideal practical book for those wishing to construct their first serious layout.  3.95

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

Model Railway Review Vol.1 No.1-4, Vancouver Print.  Editor: Jim Woods.  Professionally bound in a red cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Fine.  Four issues were published bi-monthly between October 1997 and April 1998.  A unique opportunity to obtain all four issues of this short-lived magazine.  8.50

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.  VG.  6.95

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

Railway Modelling: The Beginners Guide No.1 Getting Started, No.2 Baseboards Tack & 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.  Inscription.  Large Format Pb.  Near VG.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers.  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  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.  VG.  6.95

Rice, Iain  Etched Loco Construction, Wild Swan, 1993, pp78 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  9.50

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 Pb.  VG.  6.95

Rice, Iain  An Introduction to 4mm Fine Scale Railway Modelling, Railmodel, 1995, pp64.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  Contributors: Mike Ainsworth, Gordon Ashton, Eddie Bourne, Chris Challis, Mike Peascod and Frank Watts.  8.50

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

Sharman M  The Broad Gauge of the Great Western Railway, The Bristol and Exeter Railway and the North and South Devon Railways: A Selection of 7mm Locomotive Drawings, Oakwood Press, 1985, pp129.  Portfolio Series Vol.1.  Card Covers.  VG.  Eighty four drawings of broad gauge engines.  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  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

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.  12.50

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.  VG.  Scratch building with a distinct Great Western flavour.  7.50

Williams, Stephen  The 4mm Coach Part One: First Principles and Basic Projects, Wild Swan, 1994, pp100.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  12.50

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

Wylie, John  The Professional Approach to Model Railways, PSL, 1987, pp200.  "Largish" format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A professional model maker explains step-by-step how you can achieve that elusive professional look on your layout.  4.95

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