Category Archives: book

Essential Witness and Transition

Essential Witness and Transition are two books that do that rare thing of capturing the railway in an engaging and artistic way. Each book contains the work of one photographer, Jim Shaughnessy for Essential Witness, and Colin Gifford for Transition. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Collier Street

A quick look back a few years, here’s ‘Collier Street’ an N gauge layout commissioned by Peco. The layout was a Paul Lunn design from the N gauge Set Track plan book and I built it adapting the design slightly … Continue reading

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Creating Cameo Layouts (Iain Rice / Wild Swan Books)

Iain Rice is well known for his many books and articles on layout design, and railway modelling across a wide range of subject matter. ‘Creating Cameo Layouts’ is the latest modelling book release from Wild Swan Books, and immediately looks … Continue reading

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Inspiration #2, and Authenticity from Warley

From the earlier post from-warley you could almost think I’ve gone all Southern returning to my roots and all that stuff! Well fear not, the Forest of Dean is still very much in my thoughts regarding a larger multi location … Continue reading

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Forest of Dean Lines Book review

Forest of Dean Lines & the Severn Bridge Price £30.00 ISBN 13: 9781899889 98 3  http://lightmoor.co.uk   This is Volume 2 of British Railway History in Colour from Lightmoor Press. Volume 1 dealt with the Wye Valley lines and north … Continue reading

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Analogue Media

Whilst the internet can be a useful resource, when I see books like this it really brings home just how much information is out there, both printed, and yet to come. This book from Lightmoor has all the things I … Continue reading

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Hold The Front Page! Read All About It!

Bob Barlow of http://www.greystarpublications.com/ last week launched a new entry into the  UK magazine market, Finescale Railway Modelling Review, http://www.greystarpublications.com/fsr/  the first of which is seen above. This will be a welcome addition to the mag market place, MRJ readers … Continue reading

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