With available space becoming very much at a premium, positive action proved necessary regarding the increasing number of out-of-print railway books and miscellanea in stock. At that point, a major rethink and revised purchasing policy proved necessary with further details shown on the page titled 'Selling to Us'.
To avoid the risk of being overwhelmed, the direct consequence was the need to go through all secondary stock, reducing the price of almost 1,000 items i.e: long-standing books including many duplicates, preservation guides, stocklists, timetables, miscellanea etc and selling them at exhibitions.
That all took effect from the beginning of April onwards and remaining items should be available this weekend on 29/39 July at the Bluebell Railway Collectors Fair. For details please visit: www.bluebell-railway.co.uk and 'click' on 'Events'. See you there!
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Over the two weekends at the beginning of the month. the Mid Hants Railway held events to commemorate 50 years since the end of steam traction on the Southern. The penultimate event took place between 7-9 July which by coincidence were the same days and dates in 1967!
Becuase of other commitments, it only proved possible to attend on Friday 7 July and credit must go to the Mid Hants for all the planning, work (and no doubt expense!) involved in making it a success.
Over that weekend, visiting locomotives of types appropriate to the era were:
35006 Class MN 4-6-2 'Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company',
34081 Class BB 4-6-2 '92 Squadron',
34053 Class BB 4-6-2 'Sir Keith Park', and
80078 BR Class 4 2-6-4T
along with the existing fleet including: 41312 Ivatt 2-6-2T, 76017 BR Class 4 2-6-0 and Hampshire Unit No. 1125.
In addition to normal passenger trains and to add realism, a Boat Train was recreated along with demonstration freight trains and brake van specials.
Below is a selection of photographs taken at the event and when taking into account the crowds, limited photographic locations and trying to keep out of the blistering heat (!)
many images had to be confined to nothing more than snatch shots. Nevertheless: Enjoy!
Visitors to the site over the over the past few days may have noticed that the details of more US Railroading Books and DVDs have been entered. There are still almost 100 DVD titles to go and that does not include the British titles and the updating of other sections.
This all takes time and has to be fitted in with other work, home and regular commitments etc. However, the intention is to try and do a bit more several times a week before moving the website to the next level.
This coming Saturday and Sunday i.e. 24/25 June there is the increasingly popular model railway weekend at the Bluebell Railway.
We intend to be there in the Carriage and Wagon section at Horsted Keynes and on the same floor level as Bachmann and other stands. See you there.
For further details visit: www.bluebell-railway.co.uk Click on 'Events'.
US Railroading books are now being listed starting with the Morning Sun titles so therefore please 'click' on the appropriate link on the left-hand side.
Page 'Selling to Us' modified and therefore please 'click' on the respective link.
Also, below are some images taken over the Easter weekend during 'Piazza Italia' enjoy...
For the latest arrivals click on 'British Railway Books. Recent Arrivals' and folowing- on from this further titles should (hopefully) by with us by the end of next week.
If in the Horsham area over the Easter weekend one of the major events taking place is the ever-popular and not to be missed 'Piazza Italia' on Fri 14th, Sat 15th and Mon 17th April.
100s of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other supercars are expected along with 'Italian Job' minis, a large market, music, street entertainment and much more - all complimented by a wide selection of restaurants, coffee houses etc.
Over the three days the event normally attracts (weather permitting) about 100,000 visitors from all over the country and for further details visit: www.horshampiazzaitalia.co.uk
Images from previous events are shown below:
Titles sold removed from lists of 'British Railway Books'/ 'Out of Print Railway Books' and with a break in exhibition work further updating to follow including new stock plus inclusion of American Railroad Books/DVDs etc
For the latest additions to stock please refer to ' British Railway Books Recent Arrivals'.
Over the festive season and when the opportunity permits, the intention is to add further and better particulars for each book and then continue with the work of building the website
Events scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 are now listed under 'Exhibitions'
In between time Compliments of the Season to all and look forward to seeing you in 2017
Two new titles added to stock refer to ' British Railway Books Recent Arrivals'
IMPORTANT: For those attending the Reading Trade Show at Rivermead on 3 Dec please NOTE that because of an apparent double- booking the date has now been changed to the folllowing Saturday i.e: 10/12/16 - details at: www. guildford0gaugegroup.org.uk
After a number delays and false starts i.e. mostly everyday commitments: work, exhibtions, home and a multitude of other things etc - nothwithstanding badly- worded website builder instructions (!) - the new website is gradually beginning to take shape.
This is all going to take time. Nevertheless, these are early days and there is still an awful lot of work (plus fine-tuning) that remains to be done.
We have commenced listing stock starting with new books i.e. new arrivals and publications. That itself is a reasonably straight forward job. but the only caveat to that must be added is that the stock changes rapidly - especially after an exhibition! Nevertheless, it is intended to make regular updates.
After listing the new books attention must turn to the out-of print titles- but that is another matter altogether. There are many and it is very time consuming job!
For the remainder of the year the exhibitions to be attended are:
29 Oct: Seaford
05 Nov: Angmering, West Sussex
26/27 Nov: NEC Birmingham -the big one!
03 Dec: Originally Rivermead, Reading but see below...
10 Dec: Amended date. Rivermead, Reading
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