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The next book to be produced will be "LNWR Wagons Volume 3", Produced in conjunction with the London and North Western Society, this is the final part in a comprehensive three volume record. This volume covers coal and coke wagons, departmental rail and ballast wagons, tramcar trollies and brake vans. The book is now complete and laid out ready for printing, and is now being carefully proof read.

LNWR Wagons Vol 3

This will be another book in the "portfolio" series of books.

"Off Beaten Tracks" by Iain Rice is making good progress, pretty much together bar the "Chuffs chapter" and chronicling his own "North Cornwall Minerals Railway". This book will recount Iain's journey through the hobby, the models he has built, the characters he has met - really the history of P4 and the "finescale" hobby of the last fifty or so years. This is will be volume one of a planned two volumes

 Part of the "Chuffs chapter"

Other modelling books are in preparation, including one on modelling road vehicles from Paul Karau.

I am still working on Titfield and at the moment think it likely that there will be two books, an updated reprint of "On The Trail Of The Titfield Thunderbolt" and another larger book which tells the story of how the film was made. I have been given some beautiful photographs and really must share them with a wider audience, whilst I'm not committing myself to a publication date this project has made some real progress in recent months. Here's a sample picture from the new book:

Studio photographer Roy Gough prepares to photograph Gabrielle Brune on "Thunderbolt" at Monkton Combe.

Photo courtesy of Geoff Alford

Simon Castens

24th March 2018

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