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Archive 94

Ian Pope    [Publisher: Lightmoor Press]    Softback

Blue Diesels In View

Gavin Morrison    [Publisher: Capital]    Hardback

BR Steam In Dean

Ian Pope and Ben Ashworth    [Publisher: Lightmoor Press]    Softback

A very welcome reprint of the most fantastic collection of pictures of steam in Dean, as recorded by the incredibly talented Ben Ashworth, who is assuredly amongst the very best railway photographers the World has ever seen. For those who don't know the subject or book, this is a collection of stunning and atmospheric photographs of steam freight working in theForest of Dean, all of which is in the hands of Pannier tanks, of which this book also forms a very fine record.

Brecon to Newtown

Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith    [Publisher: Middleton Press]    Hardback

British Railways in the 1960s Southern Region

Geoff Plumb    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

Creating Backscenes For Model Railways and Dioramas

David Wright    [Publisher: Crowood Press]    Softback

Festiniog Railway The Spooner Era And After 1830 - 1920

Peter Johnson    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

Great Northern Outpost Volume 1 The Bradford & Thornton Railway

Alan Whitaker & Jan Rapacz    [Publisher: Willowherb Publishing]    Hardback

Great Western Railway Journal 102

Paul Karau    [Publisher: Cygnet Magazines]    Magazine

A superb feature on Bow ended carriages, Newbury goods yard, part 6 of Snow Hill, part 4 of Castles in traffic, labelling passengertrains, Blunsdon Road Crossing in pictures and letters - it will be missed!

Impermanent Ways Special The Somerset andDorset Line Fifty Years On

Jeffery Grayer    [Publisher: Crecy]    Softback

Memories Of West Country Railway Journeys 1960-1962

Peter Barnfield    [Publisher: Wild Swan]    Softback

Railway journeys on ex GW lines in the West Country, recalled from notes made at the time and profusely illustrated with the author's own photographs, taken on the journeys described but also on other dates too. Having said this is all ex GW, the book includes a particularly delightful journey from Evercreech to Burnham on Sea which takes us all the way from page 48 to page 73. Unlike Peter's earlier "Withered Arm" book, with which this volume is physically uniform, this book includes a number of views of diesels and multiple units, which had started to operate over Western lines by the time of these journeys.

Model Railway Journal 255

Karl Crowther    [Publisher: Cygnet Magazines]    Magazine

Karl Crowther is in the editorial chair once more, and leads with a thought provoking and uplifting piece on the benefits that visiting exhibitions and involvement in the wider hobby offers us all. The main article is an update on developments on Hywel Thomas's wonderful "Morfa Bank Sidings" featuring a canal and locks running through the centre of the layout - jaw droppingly good modelling. Other features include an examination of the coal drops on Karl's Hebble Vale Goods, the award winning "Mill" layout by Jason Thomas and Chris Rogers (also with well modelled coal drops), a glimpse of Edge Hill and a retrospective on operation at Dewsbury Midland from Bob Essery. Constructional articles are Pete Jary on building a bunch of 7mm scale banana vans and Adam Chapman scratchbuilding a Swindon built Lowmac, an inspiring mixture of fretting out brass, plastikard wrangling and the odd commercial casting - all of which produces a superb result and makes me want to take the piercing saw of its hook and get going. In addition, small suppliers forum, diary, letters and an obituary to mark the sad passing of Chris Crofts back in February, the author of the seminal series on scratchbuilding wagons in MRJs 12-15.

Modelling Signal Boxes For Railway Layouts

Terry Booker    [Publisher: Crowood Press]    Softback

Modelling The Southern Region 1948 To The Present

Chris Ford    [Publisher: Crowood Press]    Softback

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review 110

Roy Link    [Publisher: RCL Publications]    Magazine

The Story of Stanhope A Stoke on Trent Locomotive from the California Works

Phil Robinson    [Publisher: Moseley Railway Trust]    Softback

A quirky and interesting story of the eventual survival of a narrow gauge locomotive built during the Great War by the well known firm of Kerr Stuart of Stoke on Trent. Large format with a laminated cover and profusely illustrated, this is an interesting story full of the twists and turns of fate encountered in the world of narrow gauge preservation circles!

The Swansea Vale Railway

John Miles, Keri Thomas and Tudor Watkins    [Publisher: Lightmoor Press]    Hardback

A much expanded book based upon the 2004 "Midland Railway - Swansea Vale & Branches", - a detailed history and description of what became the Midland's link to the Swansea area coalfield. Concentrating on the history and years up to the Grouping and not dealing with the years of decline, this is a fascinating and hugely well illustrated record of an interesting network of lines, not to mention the collieries and industry it served. A wonderful book by anyone's standards.

The Snailbeach District Railways

Andy Cuckson    [Publisher: Twelveheads]    Hardback

Tourist Railways of France The Sub Metre Gauge Lines

John Organ    [Publisher: Middleton Press]    Hardback

Track Layout Diagrams GWR & BR(WR) 29 SMJ

R. A. Cooke    [Publisher: Lightmoor Press]    Softback

Track Layout Diagrams GWR & BR(WR) 36 Ross, Monmouth & Chepstow

R. A. Cooke    [Publisher: Lightmoor Press]    Softback

Track Layout Diagrams GWR & BR(WR) 60 Aberystwyth To Welshpool

R. A. Cooke    [Publisher: Lightmoor Press]    Softback

The Tredegar Company One of South Wles Coalfield's

Leslie M. Shore    [Publisher: Lightmoor Press]    Hardback

Uttoxeter To Macclesfield

Vic Mitchell    [Publisher: Middleton Press]    Hardback

Western Steam On Bristol And Exeter Lines

Peter Waller    [Publisher: Unique Books]    Hardback

Produced by ex Ian Allan personnel, this is a pleasing collection of large format pictures of predominantly branch lines on the old Bristol and Exeter routes of the GWR. Mostly colour with a few black and white images, subjects range from straightforward locomotive portraits to interesting views of halts and infrastructure, I particularly liked the heavily rationalised Morebath Junction shot on page 41.

Wheel Specifications For The Modeller

Mike Sharman    [Publisher: Oakwood]    Softback