The Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop

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Saturday 17th June

The shop will be closed on this date as I am at at the “Model Railways” show in Warminster and have been unable to get any cover for the shop.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused, the shop will be open from thefollowing Wednesday as normal.

Cameo Competition

Entry forms are currently downloadable from Cameo Competition forums on both RMweb and Western Thunder. MRJ issue 254 introduces the competition in depth, but please note that the final show date has been put back to Railex in 2019 rather than 2018 as stated in MRJ.

The competition has generated considerable interest and a number of entries, which demonsrate the wide variety of interests and different approaches that we each take to this wonderful hobby.


Iain Rice will be attending Larkrail this year, in addition to the Mendip Model Group's show at Warminster on the 17th June. feel free to come along to discuss Cameos in all their many manifestations!

Shop redesign

The sofa has moved back into the window and the whole right hand side of the shop, as you enter, has been extensively rearranged to provide both better shelving and more display for new books. There is now more floorspace in the shop which is easier to move around. Here's a shot of it under construction, before the final display section was built.

Wild Swan

I have migrated the Wild Swan Publishing pages to their own website the address of which is

Wild Swan books remain available to purchase through this website but I intend to make announcements and add richer content about Wild Swan books themselves and the publishing side of the business to the "new" site rather than here.

The next Wild Swan book to be published will be Memories of West Country Railway Journeys from Peter Barnfield, available from Wednesday 7th June. LNWR Wagons Volume 3 is nearing completion and there will also be a surprise new title this summer which I think is going to prove very popular.


The shop is situated on the east side of Bath 1 mile from the Guildhall. Bus No. 7 from Bath Bus Station, also calling at the centre (Post Office) will bring you straight here. Free on street parking is also available around Larkhall. Or a pleasant walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath Spa Station. From the rear of the station cross over the Halfpenny Bridge and turn left, then walk along on to the canal towpath and head out to Grosvenor Bridge from where you cross the A4 to reach Larkhall.

Site last updated Sunday 11th June latest additions to stock added, new reviews, unavailable titles removed, search re-loaded.

Database generated pages on the site are now mobile phone friendly thanks to the efforts of techical whizz George Mumford.

The Titfield Thunderbolt
3A Upper Lambridge Street, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RY

Tel. 01225 462332

The shop is open as follows:
Sunday Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm
If you are travelling a distance to the shop and can only make a Tuesday or Monday then please contact me and I will endeavour to open the shop by appointment to suit you.

If you cannot find something that you are after, or experience any problems, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Although this is the World Wide Web and you may be reading this on the other side of the world, the organisation here consists of human beings with an interest and enthusiasm for the books we stock and we are always delighted to hear from our customers via phone, email or in person.

Simon Castens

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