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Scouring the Book Bins…

I found this on AbeBooks; Great Western Branchline Termini (Combined Edition); Paul Karau – Guild Publishing 1977/1985. It’s an edition which combined two previous books.

Great Western Branchline Termini Combined Ed. : Karau, Guild 1977/1985
Great Western Branchline Termini Combined Ed. : Karau, Guild 1977/1985

It’s a nice copy which seems never to have been opened, although the sleeve shows signs of fading.

Anyway, it has a very interesting chapter on Princetown station; working timetables, images, track plans, building drawings, etc., and will be a fabulous inspiration for the Boltorr branch.

Turn the page...
Turn the page…

These are the books what I have read…

A bibliography, which has inspired me, but in no particular order. They’re all good:


    The Princetown Branch

    The Princetown Branch

    The Princetown Branch
    Anthony R. Kingdom
    Oxford Publishing Company – 1979 – isbn 86093 004 1
    I found this one on eBay from a bookseller in Vancouver


    Panoramic Dartmoor
    Panoramic Dartmoor

    Panoramic Dartmoor
    Adrian Oakes
    Halsgrove – 2010 – isbn 978 0 85704 039 8
    If you need an inspirational vista…


    Impermanent Ways - 4
    Impermanent Ways – 4

    Impermanent Ways – The Closed Lines of Devon – v4 Devon
    Amyas Crump
    Noodle Books – 2012 – isbn 978 1 9064 19 76 9


    Impermanent Ways - 6
    Impermanent Ways – 6

    Impermanent Ways – The Closed Lines of Devon – v6 Cornwall and West Devon
    Amyas Crump
    Noodle Books – 2013 – isbn 978 1 9064 19 99 8


    Backtracking Around Friary, Laira and the Plym
    Backtracking Around Friary, Laira and the Plym

    Backtracking Around Friary, Laira and the Plym
    Bernard Mills
    Pen & Ink Publishing – 2013 – isbn 978 0 9569858 4 2


    Backtracking Around Millbay, Saltash & the Tamar
    Backtracking Around Millbay, Saltash & the Tamar

    Backtracking Around Millbay, Saltash & the Tamar
    Bernard Mills
    Pen & Ink Publishing – 2016 – isbn 978 0 9934818 3 9
    A new volume covering from Tavistock junction and up the Plym valley, is due in 2018. Let’s hope.


    Creating a Backscene
    Creating a Backscene

    Creating a Backscene
    Paul Bambrick & John Ellis-Cockell
    Ian Allen Publishing – 2016 – isbn 978 0 7110 3842 4


    Creating Cameo Layouts
    Creating Cameo Layouts

    Creating Cameo Layouts
    Iain Rice
    Wild Swan Books – 2016 – isbn 978 0 953877 17 1
    This, along with the tiny layouts of Chris Nevard, is a huge influence


    Modelling Grassland and Landscape Detailing
    Modelling Grassland and Landscape Detailing

    Modelling Grassland and Landscape Detailing
    Gordon Gravett
    Wild Swan Books – 2013 – 978 1 908763 06 8
    Gordon Gravett has two more books on this imprint, “Modelling Trees…”, pt1 – broadleaf, and, pt2 – conifers. The best

I’ve also found Model Rail’sIdeas for Layouts – 2017” – Bauer Media, UK, to be very useful