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Bure Valley Railway – Engines, Carriages & Wagons

Excellent little book itemising the remarkably varied rolling stock to be found now and in the recent past at the Bure Valley Railway in Norfolk Continue reading

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H C S Bullock: His Life and Locomotives.

Updated Second Edition! Eighty years ago, in 1937, miniature locomotive engineer H C S Bullock died in tragic circumstances. Fifty years later, his son Kenneth was encouraged to write a book on his father’s life and work – principally his … Continue reading

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Lost Miniature Railways

Long overdue, ‘Lost Miniature Railways’ looks at the lines that didn’t survive. Continue reading

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Miniature Railway 44 paper edition – Tan-y-Bwlch and Hampton Loade

Tan-y-Bwlch and Creuau Bank
Hampton Loade
Cuckoo Hill
Rhyl
Fairbourne Continue reading

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Miniature Railway 45 paper edition – Alexander Palace & the Halton Tank

Alexander Palace
Halton tank engine Continue reading

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Miniature Railway 46 paper edition – Fairy Glen, New Brighton

Fairy Glen Miniature Railway, New Brighton
Churwell Woodland Railway, Leeds Continue reading

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Miniature Railway 47 paper edition – Liverpool Garden Festival, Voryd Park Rhyl

Liverpool Garden Festival Railway
Voryd Lilliput Railway, Rhyl
Mr Leatham’s Locomotive
Bridge View Light Railway, Coventry Continue reading

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Miniature Railway 48 paper edition – Shuzenji Romney, Mull and West Highland

Shuzenj-Romney Railway

Mull & West Highland Remembered

New Minimal Gauge Locomotives from Richard Ellam and Ride-on-Railways Continue reading

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Roanoake Miniature Locomotives

Roanoke miniature locomotives are generally ignored by enthusiasts, but some 65 were made in all, and they’re everywhere, hauling trains calmly quietly and economically. Not greater lookers perhaps – especially the steam-outliners – but simple, rugged machines that became firm … Continue reading

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Scamp: The Story of the Scamp – the little loco with a big heart

Hot-off-the-press release for July 2020! The story of the Scamp – the little loco with a big heart Continue reading

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Sylvasprings Watercress Narrow Gauge Railway

The story of the last surviving narrow gauge industrial railway in the United Kingdom Continue reading

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The Craft of the Fireman

A neat little book, covering everything from the theory of burning coal to advanced driving techniques. An absolutely must for every man-cave and club-room! Continue reading

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The Pretenders – miniature steam-outline locomotives

The story of steam-outline miniature locomotives Steam-outline locomotives are often used on miniature railways in place of the real thing. You can see the temptation – they usually have electric start and simple hydraulic drive systems, so any summer-holiday student … Continue reading

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The Ruislip Lido Railway

New for July 2020! Hot of the press, and long overdue, the story of the Ruislip Lido Railway Continue reading

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Tinkerbell – the First 50 Years

Tinkerbell – the First 50 Years is a new book that marks a big milestone for the little locomotives that broke the miniature railway mould, putting the driver in rather than behind the locomotive Continue reading

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