Track Laying – Ian Morton

Track Laying - Ian Morton

Track Laying by Ian Morton is the latest addition to the ‘Aspects of Modelling’ series takes the concept of constructing a model railway layout a stage further from the more introductory books in the series. Two of the first volumes…

Lost Lines East Anglia – Nigel Welbourn

Lost Lines: East Anglia - Nigel Welbourn

Lost Lines East Anglia by Nigel Welbourn is a good introduction to the railways in a very interesting and unique area of Britain. The lost lines of East Anglia are as distinctive as the area itself. They were particularly dependent…

Diesel Hydraulics in the 1960′s and 1970′s

Diesel Hydraulics in the 1960s and 1970s

The Western Region (WR) diesel hydraulics were in service with British Railways for less than 20 years and were controversial throughout that time, both within BR management and the wider media. Diesel Hydraulics in the 1960s and 1970′s by John…

The Last Decade of British Railways Steam

The Last Decade of British Railways Steam - Gavin Morrison

The final years of steam is currently the most modelled period amongst UK railway modellers and The Last Decade of British Railways Steam provides a great source of inspiration from one of the finest railway photographers. Gavin Morrison has assembled…

Rail Atlas 1939-1945

Rail Atlas 1939-1945

Rail Atlas 1939-1945 is designed to provide a guide to the impact of the Second World War on the railway industry, illustrating the evolution of the railway network during these years. The various lines are differentiated between those that had…

Speedlink – Paul Shannon

Speedlink - Paul shannon

Speedlink by freight traffic expert Paul Shannon is a pictorial history of the background to the service, its development and operation before 1991, and an overview of the survival of wagon-load freight since Speedlink ceased operation. Gloriously illustrated throughout by…

LNER Passenger Trains & Formations 1923-67

LNER Passenger Trains & Formations 1923-68 - Steve Banks & Clive Carter

Steve Banks and Clive Carter have created a new must have book for the LNER enthusiast. LNER Passenger trains and formations 1923-67 gives a comprehensive guide to the principal services of the LNER and BR Eastern and North Eastern regions,…

Modelling Scenery the Kirtley way.

Modelling Scenery the Kirtley Way - Peter Smith

Modelling Scenery the Kirtley way is another first class title from Peter Smith. Peter Smith is a full time architectural model maker and a master of his craft. In Modelling Scenery the Kirtley Way he shares many of his skills…

Freight Train Formations -David Ratcliffe

Freight Train Formations - David Ratcliffe

David Ratcliffe has produced an excellent reference book for modellers of the rail blue and sectorisation periods. Freight Train Formations is a well produced volume detailing trains from the mid 1970′s up to the early 1990′s. There are lots of…

The Blue Diesel Era – David Cable

The Blue Diesel Era - David Cable

Launched in 1964, with the XP64 rake of Class 48 and coaches, the era of Rail Blue was to dominate Britain’s main-line railways for almost two decades until the sectorisation of the 1980s. By the end of steam in August…