Garden Railway Manual, A Step-by-step Guide to Narrow-Gauge Garden Railway Projects

B1669

The author is a writer and broadcaster who specializes in woodworking projects and has a passion for garden railways. This manual follows the traditional Haynes approach of a lavishly illustrated practical manual. Railways continue to hold a great fascination for all ages and model railways bring an interest into the home.

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust Tornado, New Peppercorn Class A1, 2008 onwards

B1668

The breakthrough came when restored locomotives could be approved to run on British Rail tracks, including the main lines. This has put fresh life into rail heritage projects but the most ambitious has been the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust Tornado, a new-build Peppercorn Class A1. The manual follows the project through to completion and certification to run on main line rail track.

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Clydebank Battlecruisers, Forgotten Photographs from John Brown’s Shipyard

B1665

The author has established a well-deserved reputation as a naval historian. From a shipbuilding family, his career was in graphic design. In writing about Clydeside shipyards and their ships, his eye for shape and form has produced some stunning illustration. This new book is no exception and provides a strong photo essay of a class of ship that some will argue was a serious mistake.

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Build Your own Off-Road Buggy, for as little as £100

B1660

This is basically a fun book. The author describes how to build a very low cost off-road vehicle that is not intended to comply with any regulations for road use or to meet specifications for track and off-road competition. There is a requirement to have access to suitable land where the buggy can be driven legally.

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The Magnificent 7

B1658

Enthusiasts may argue over which is the “real” 7, but Caterham brought the vehicle forward without losing the essence of the Chapman Lotus 7 and that was something he would have entirely approved of. When the 7 celebrated 50 years in 2007, it was still firmly within the concept of the first Lotus 7. It seems likely that there will still be numbers of 7s being driven on track and road when it comes time to celebrate the first century of a magnificent vehicle. It is also likely that this book will still be the definitive account of the Magnificent 7.

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Build Your Own Sports Car, on a budget

B1657

The author has provided all of the information to enable every part required to either be taken from a donor vehicle, and the vehicle built at home with fairly basic engineering equipment. If the reader has confidence in his or her skill level, and follows all of the advice and instruction contained in the manual, it is possible to build a street legal vehicle, submit it for British DVLA approval and also use it in track and hill climb competition for an amazingly low price.

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