Modelling the British Rail Era

Modelling the British Rail Era: A guide to Modelling the classic Diesel and electric age, covers the period 1964 to 1994. Ian Fleming, Ken Gibbons, Steve Flint, and Jeff Taylor have combined to produce a modellers guide to the rail blue period. The book provides information on the history, infrastructure, locomotives, stock, and service patterns of the era and gives special emphasis on modelling rail freight terminals. The book also includes selected wagon drawings, building plans and over 20 layout ideas

The BR Days ended in farce – endless ancient jokes about leaves on the line, inedible sandwiches and cut after cut. This book, however, shows that more than that actually happened – the successes of the era, as well as the failures are looked at and contextualised for the modeller – what the real railway saw as a problem, the modeller can see as a solution.

Modelling the British Rail Era is full of inspirational pictures of real and model railways – and lots of lovely Diesels! – this book is an absolute must for anyone modelling post 1964 in Britain.