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December 21st, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments



I commented last year on making some of the information contained in these pages available for use in other publications. Michael Foster was looking to use some facts in his latest upcoming book number 3 on toy trains. Mike was good enough to let me have copies of his first two books and I have to say what super publications they are.

BOOK 1 : British Toy Trains – Covers trains made by Whitanco, Burnett, Chad Valley, Palitoy, Astra and DMC with over 200 photographs and illustrations on 134 pages.

BOOK 2 : British Toy Trains – Covers trains made by Betal, British Marx and Wells with over 230 photographs and illustrations on 136 pages.

Each book costs £18 + £3.50 UK p&p.

Book 3, which is well underway, will cover the huge range of Brimtoy trains 1914 – 1990.

As you can see from the pictures below taken from Michael’s books 1 and 2 the quality of pictures and information included is second to none. Printed on glossy paper each softback book measures some 29.5 x 21 cm and is a must read for anyone remotely interested in toy trains, old toys or indeed the history¬†of the manufacturing companies involved.


OK so I’m playing catch up yet again – since my last post book 3 has been published and having taken delivery of one I have to say it is up to the same high standard as the previous 2 publications !

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