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  • The Hummingbird

    ‘Magnificent’ (Guardian)

    Translated by Elena Pala ...
    A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE GUARDIAN: 'DEEPLY PLEASURABLE'A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE SPECTATOR: 'WHAT A JOY''Magnificent' Guardian'A towering achivement' Financial Times'Inventive, bold, unexpected' Sunday Times'Everything that makes the novel worthwhile and engaging is here: warmth, wit, intelligence, love, d... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Making a Start in N Gauge Railway Modelling

    N gauge is the most rapidly expanding of all the model railway formats and if you want to take advantage of its huge potential, then this is the book for you. The author explains exactly what N gauge is, its history, its advantages and some of its possible disadvantages. He begins with a train set and progresses through choosing a prototype and designing a layout, to a practical demonstration of ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Wonderful World of Model Trains: A Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Model Railways and Creating Stunning Sceneries & Layouts

    There's a nostalgia associated with model trains and railroading -- even if it's unspoken. Railroads take us back to an earlier era. A more basic time. When spending a week or more on a train was seen as a luxury -- an event in itself -- not at as merely a mode of transportation.You've probably already scouted some model railroad shows. You've no doubt recognized the camaraderie and the passion ... Read more

    $6.27 AUD

  • Having Fun With Model Trains

    by Sally White ...
    Model trains must be one of the oldest and most awe inspiring hobbies for both young and old. These miniature trains have captured the imagination of people all over the world for many years.Many model train builders spend hours of their time and do not spare any expense on pursuing this hobby. It becomes all engrossing and affords many happy hours to the hobbyist.There are so many models of ... Read more

    $4.08 AUD

  • Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in a Small Space

    If you want to build a model railway but feel constricted and frustrated because you only have a very limited amount of space available, then this is the book for you. The author demonstrates that a railway modeller need never be 'stuck for space', and shows the reader how to design and construct a rewarding layout in even the smallest of spaces. He emphasizes that once you have found a home for ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Practical Introduction to Digital Command Control for Railway Modellers

    by Nigel Burkin ...
    From background information on the technology itself to layout wiring; taking in decoders, hand controllers, wireless and many practical modelling projects, Neil Burkin offers a comprehensive introduction to Digital Command Control [DCC] for the beginner and experienced modeller alike.The book emphasises the benefits of DCC technology as a model railway control system and offers practical advice ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD


    by Nigel Burkin ...
    Layout building is perhaps the most exciting, rewarding and challenging aspect of creating a model railway. Making the right design decisions and choosing good construction techniques are vital to ensure success. This book takes you through basic baseboard construction, shelf layout themes and how to link multi-deck designs together, enabling you to make the most of a given space. With different ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Electronics and Wiring for Model Railways

    In railway modelling, getting the technical components correct is essential for a realistic-looking layout but, unfortunately, these often present the biggest challenges for the hobbyist. Using his own experience as a railway modeller and electronics engineer, Andrew Duckworth provides a guide suitable for all railway modellers, from beginners to the more experienced. With instructions on how and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Designing and Building Model Railway Baseboards

    by Ron Pybus ...
    Model railway baseboards are like the foundations of a house, and failure to build a rigid baseboard that has no movement will inevitably lead to problems. Accordingly, this invaluable, well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those who wish to be guided through the potential pitfalls of making a baseboard and who require practical information about the different kinds of boards and how ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • A Little Book of Model Trains - Dealing with the Construction of Trains, Stations, and Accessories

    This vintage book is a complete guide to model trains, dealing with the construction of trains, stations, and accessories. Detailed diagrams and comprehensive instructions, this handbook will be of considerable utility to the modern train enthusiast and would make for a useful addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “A Model of the North Star”, “Locomotive”, “How to Build ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Train Modeling

    by V.T. ...
    Fancy about trains and rails? You are not alone. I simply love trains and started a hobby of building my very own trains and railways models. This hobby keeps me occupied for weeks and weeks, learning how trains work and design my ideal environment. The accomplishment after you see your train traveling in and out of the tunnels make you want to build a second one! Trust me! So start learning how ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • Modelling Railway Scenery

    Volume 1 - Cuttings, Hills, Mountains, Streams and Lakes

    Whether you are just starting out in the hobby of scenic railway modelling, or are more experienced and are revamping an existing layout, this invaluable instructional volume will guide you through the art of using basic materials to create wonderful model scenery. Brimming with practical advice and tips, the book shows you how to create realistic cuttings, natural rocky outcrops, grassy hillsides ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives

    by Simon Bolton ...
    Have you ever dreamed of being able to make a beautiful model locomotive from scratch? Do you have a favourite locomotive that you would love to reproduce in model form? Are you itching to start such a project and feel you need a helping hand? If so, this is the book for you. Using step-by-step text and illustration, this new book demonstrates how to construct a model of a pleasing J15 class, 0-6 ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • LEGO Train Projects

    7 Creative Models

    Step-by-step instructions for building 7 realistic LEGO train models.LEGO Train Projects shows you how to build seven detailed train models to get your brick citizens riding the rails in style. Featuring clear, full color, step-by-step instructions, this book makes it easy to build fun, realistic models that will delight train lovers of all ages. ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Airbrushing for Railway Modellers

    by George Dent ...
    The airbrush is an essential tool for modellers striving for professional-looking results. It can greatly enhance the quality of your modelling output, whether applying a full livery scheme or simply blending in areas of new paintwork. A good airbrush will offer unparalleled levels of finish and consistency, as well as the chance to create unique effects such as weathering and stencilling. This ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Modelling Railway Scenery Volume 2

    Fields, Hedges and Trees

    Whether you are just about to embark on your scenic modelling journey, or want to re-work an existing layout, this clearly written volume will be invaluable. The author guides you through the process of collecting field-trip information, both written and photographic, and then demonstrates, using step-by-step instructions, how the colours, textures and features depicted in the reference ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Operating Signals, Points and Level Crossings

    A Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Guide for Railway Modellers

    This fascinating, well-illustrated and informative book presents a straightforward guide to points, signals and level crossings and provides all the information that railway modellers need in order to get the trains on their layouts moving effectively. The history of semaphore and colour light signals is outlined and the implications for modellers is clearly explained. A variety of different types ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Model Engineer

    by Anon ...
    This book is a collection of vintage articles on the subject of engineering for model vehicles, with information on the design, construction, and installation of small engines. Profusely illustrated and full of invaluable information, this volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in model engineering, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Playtime Hobby Model Trains For Dads & Sons

    A Hobby Book On Toy Train Sets To Guide The Model Railroader On Choosing Model Train Scales, Train Accessories And Model Train Suppliers So You Can Collect The Best Model Trains To Build Your Model Railway Track

    Model trains are a great hobby for dads and sons to bond in. It is a leisure activity that offers playtime relaxation as well as detailed sideline where they can chat about model train stuff and construct their very own true-to-life model railways. Dad and son can’t help but bond while imagining their trains running through hills, valleys and towns. They will try to get along by talking about ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • The LEGO Trains Book

    Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs.Inside you'll find:-A historical tour of LEGO trains-Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Lionel FasTrack Model Railroads

    The Easy Way to Build a Realistic Lionel Layout

    As model railroaders began demanding ever-greater realism, Lionel responded in 2004 with its FasTrack system featuring an integrated roadbed, scale-sized ties, and a less-obvious center rail. Veteran hobby author Bob Schleicher follows up his The Lionel FasTrack Book with a closer, more detailed look at Lionel’s revolutionary O-gauge system. This guide gives enthusiasts a deeper sense of how to ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Early Railways

    A Guide for the Modeller

    History, references, and resources for modeling the earliest decades of British rail travel.This is a guide to the earliest period of railway history, from the very beginnings of steam traction at the start of the nineteenth century, up to about 1880. Over these few decades the railways evolved from something that at the start was markedly different, into a scene that any present-day railwayman ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Llanelly West to Camarthen

    by John Hodge ...
    series West Wales Railways
    A pictorial survey of the 20 miles of railway line between the junction station at Llanelly and the county town of Carmarthen in West Wales.Railway historian John Hodge looks at the development of the lines in West Wales, between these locations, taking in the history of the local industry that was once a feature in this area.This book covers each station and main location along the route, with ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Toy Trains


    by Bob Leggett ...
    series Shire Library
    The 00 gauge train set was the ultimate 'boy's toy' of the 1950s and '60s. Electric 00 gauge trains were introduced by Trix and Hornby Dublo in the mid-1930s, but the Second World War quickly halted production. However, they burst back onto the post-war scene with great success, and 00 quickly became the dominant scale in Britain, and was taken up by other large manufacturers including Tri-ang. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD