Harz Railways Bookzines and others of interest

dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
The last batch arrived today. Now I need to find some space for the best part of a foot of new books on my bookshelves when I have read them all. This pic does show the difference in sizes.
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dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Hi Jon,

I have now received my copy. What a great issue. Has lots of useful information. Thanks for recommending it to me.

Regards

MTheStrong
Glad you liked it.
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
DEPARTMENTAL MULTIPLE UNITS £4.60

This is probably not of much interest from the Garden Railway inspiration point of view, though perhaps maybee? But wow what an interesting read. To see the many and different kinds of kit that BR created for all sorts of uses, depot tractors, training, rail cleaning even tree lopping and many more. I pondered over this when I saw it and had a free quick look. So glad I finally bought it though, great read. Cover seen with my great find 2018 West Somerset Timetable bookmark!
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dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
I took a trip to Stamford last Saturday, just wanted to add another Weatherspoons to my list and visit Robert Humm in his new bookshop. The Station is a superb Survivor and the following pic shows the view from the footbridge just after retraining from my service that I caught at Peterborough.
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I managed to find an unexpected book on Slot Machines by David Voice, no not the things you find on a Seaside Pier but UK Cable Cars. Rather an interesting find. David has done a few interesting and different Tram Books.
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Whilst I was in the Humm Bookshop I noticed a small German book on the Selktalbahn by ‘alba’, now at what I thought was a price of £20 I convinced myself that I already had it. But when I got home it was not the Book that I had got by the same publisher. That is shown on the left of the following Pic. So off I trotted to Stamford again for the Selktalbahn one in the right. Got a nice surprise as due to the poor writing the price was £12, enough change out of a twenty for a couple of beers on the way home - result. Now I have the two books that they have produced of the Harz NG.
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The Selktal Book was well worth my getting, though many of the pictures are the usual suspects there are enough previously unseen by me ones in it to justify the cost.
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Tamworth, Staffs.
Jon,
How many pages does the David Voice book run to?

Are / were there many cable-hauled tramways in the UK. - Excluding inclines and funiculars. :think::think:
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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469
71
St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Jon,
How many pages does the David Voice book run to?

Are / were there many cable-hauled tramways in the UK. - Excluding inclines and funiculars. :think::think:
133 Pages. Lists systems at:-
Highgate London
Edinburgh
Birmingham
Brixton Hill London
Matlock
Upper Douglas Isle of Man
Swansea
Llandudno
Not that many but all were pretty interesting, Birmingham particularly so as it used a Steam Tram to shunt the cars round the Depot at Hockley Bridge. At £25 for a Non Hardback Book it is possibly a little on the pricy side, but the content is relatively obscure so one imagines that the print run would be quite modest.
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Tamworth, Staffs.
Thanks for the info Jon.. :)