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A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO BRITISH POLICE DIECASTS MODELS  by Karl Bickerton. An insight into British Police and model collecting by a retired police officer, this is the must have collector’s book for the British Police model collector and enthusiast. The book gives a good insight into British police, the foundation for many police forces around the world, its history, connection to television, toy manufacturers and British police transport from 1898 to the present. A must-read! BRAND NEW PUBICATION £7.99

CHRISTIES TOY RAILWAYS by Hugo Marsh  A comprehensive reference book for the enthusiast and collector. This reference work takes the reader from the earliest days through the golden age and the inter-war rivalries ending with the passing of Hornby Dublo in 1965. It is in full colour throughout with many of the images are from Christies’ own picture collection. There is input by toy trains expert Pierce Carlson and a full index and glossary, bibliography etc. Hardback 192 pages 120 Colour Photographs Published: 2002 by Chrysalis Books ORIGINAL PRICE £25.00

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THE STORY OF ROVEX  VOL 1 1950 - 65 by Pat Hammond. This revised edition  follows the story from the founding of Rovex Plastics Ltd. after the second world war, through the take-over by Tri-ang, the move to Margate and the rapid development of the Tri-ang Railways system as it outpaced its rivals and the eventual take-over of the rival Meccano Ltd. in 1964 after the close-down of their 0 gauge and Hornby-Dublo production. The book also includes information about Tri-ang TT, Model-Land, Minix Cars, Minic Push-and-Go, Minic Motorways and Tri-ang Lionel Inventor and Science Sets.Hardback. 464 pages. Published 2001 by New Cavendish Books. ORIGINAL PRICE £40.00

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HORNBY 0 GAUGE SYSTEM  by C & J Graebe   Vol 5  Hornby Companion Series. The first 0-gauge "Hornby trains" were the pioneers of an unrivalled series. In addition to an impressive selection of locomotives and rolling stock, station buildings, lineside accessories and even scenery were to become available and captured perfectly the atmosphere of the railways. First Edition Hardback. Published 1985 New Cavendish Books  335 pages ORIGINAL PRICE £40.00

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HORNBY 0 GAUGE SYSTEM  by C & J Graebe  This Revised Edition covers the period from the early 1920s right through to the end of production in the 1960s.Hardback. 440 pages New Cavendish Books 1994 - 2000

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HORNBY DUBLO TRAINS  by M. FOSTER Vol 3 Hornby Companion Series. This authoritative work sets out the fascinating history of Hornby Dublo. The historical survey is followed by descriptions of each model, track specifications and details of boxed train sets. A compendium of information gathered by Allan F. Ellis and appendices including service sheets and performance data complete the picture. Hardback 432 pages New Cavendish Books 1995 Revised Edition. 

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HORNBY DUBLO TRAINS  by M. FOSTER Vol 3 Hornby Companion Series. This authoritative work sets out the fascinating history of Hornby Dublo. The historical survey is followed by descriptions of each model, track specifications and details of boxed train sets. A compendium of information gathered by Allan F. Ellis and appendices including service sheets and performance data complete the picture. Hardback 418 pages Guild Publishing 1987 Reprint of Original Edition 1980.  ORIGINAL PRICE £45.00

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GOLDEN YEARS OF TIN TOY TRAINS 1850 - 1909 by Paul Klein Schiphorst. The last decades of the 19th century produced some of the most beautiful and inventive tin toy trains ever seen. This wonderfully illustrated volume covers handmade and hand-painted trains and their accessories from between 1850 and 1909. All aspects of 19th- and early 20th-century technical achievement in miniature are celebrated in this glorious visual tribute. It highlights the best German manufacturers such as Märklin, Bing, Carette and Schoenner, as well as lesser-known early French makes. As well as featuring the author’s own extensive collection, the book also contains some 1,000 images of unique and valuable items owned by the world’s foremost tin toy collectors. The Golden Age of the Tin Toy Train is and will undoubtedly remain the most complete presentation of such material ever gathered together.  Hardback in slipcase. 360 pages .Published by New Cavendish Books  2002 ORIGINAL PRICE £75.00

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HORNBY BOOK OF TRAINS 25 YEAR EDITION 1954 -1979 Published by Hornby Hobbies this hardback illustrated volume summarises  the development of the company and its products over the first 25 years and highlights the major areas of planning and decision making from the early Rovex and Tri-ang days up to 1979 and the dawn of the present highly detailed range.The book compares and contrasts the model world with developments on British Rail and contains many aspects of railway operation from both the model and prototype point of view. Hardback 170 pages. 300 illustrations and photographs. Clean secondhand copies.

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TRI-ANG HORNBY BOOK OF TRAINS by O.S.Nock Published by Ian Allan this soft-back illustrated volume was the first Hornby Book of Trains since 1939. Subjects covered include The Fascination of Railways, Inside a Tri-Ang Hornby Britannia, Continental and American Railways, Modernisation in Great Britain etc. 64 pages mostly colour. Clean secondhand copy.

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THE SCHUCO SAGA - 100 YEARS REPLETE WITH MARVELS  The Schuco Saga: 100 Years Replete with Marvels looks back on 100 years of success and change and presents innumerable marvels in miniature. The story, endowed with many unpublished pictures, is illustrated by a kaleidoscope of the most appealing products of the unique Schuco history: from famous tin toys like Donald Duck, to the classical piccolo series, to legends like the Mercedes-Benz C111. Looking at the Schuco collectables - all of them aesthetically staged and shown in detail - will cheer the hearts of collectors and fans. 175 pages. Size 24.5 x 22 cm ENGLISH.  RRP = £38.99 BRAND NEW £24.99

SCHUCO PRE- AND POSTWAR VEHICLES  by Ulrich Schweizer    Includes Chronological History of Schuco Vehicle prototypes and rarities including Automobile, Trucks, Airplanes, Motorcycles, Boats, and all related accessories with current valuations in Euro.  180 pages. 680 full colour illustrations covering 500 models. Limited edition of 500 copies. ENGLISH.   RRP=£59.99

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 SCHUCO CLASSIC TIN TOYS  -  The Collectors Guide  by Chris Knox  Innovative and ingenious, the mechanical toys from the German firm Schuco set the benchmark for quality in the 1950s and 60s. This American-published guide features the cars and motorbikes, boats, aeroplanes and other toys produced by the company over the   last 90 years and lists each items technical details, range, availability and desirability. Illustrated with recent photographs and drawings from original catalogues, it makes an ideal collector's companion and provides a nostalgic glimpse of toys from the pre-electronic age. 126 pages fully illustrated. ENGLISH.          RRP=£32.99

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COLLECTING MATCHBOX MODEL A FORD VANS  by Paul Carr.  Contains full colour pictures and production details of 74 different Model A vans and cars. A must for the serious collector.    SALE PRICE

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OFFICIAL LMS GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWING OF  4-6-2 CORONATION CLASS 6230 DUCHESS OF BUCCLEUCH.   Originally drawn on 31.8.37 at Derby Locomotive Works. Drawing No. D37-15040. Size approx. 80in x 25.5in (2030 x 655)

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 HORNBY 0 GAUGE & DUBLO  Fold out catalogue in French listing clockwork & electric trains - French and British 0 gauge and Hornby Dublo.   BELGIUM/FRANCE 1954/5   Issued by Luxembourg agency. Print code 16/1054/3

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MECCANO PRICE LIST 1955 Belgian edition in French listing Meccano, Hornby Dublo, English Hornby 0 Gauge and Dinky Toys. Print code MP/PL/2

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LUCKY LIFE H0 CATALOGUE   Full colour Lucky Life by HEMA Catalogue in Dutch with foldout track plans.   Very scarce edition.

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BRITAINS SPACE SERIES    3 page foldout catalogue introducing new 1981 models (English/French/German)

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DINKY TOYS CATALOGUE No.6    24 Full colour pages   1965

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KLEINBAHN H0 PRICELIST No.32  1974.  Illustrated Foldout in German showing full H0 range with prices in Austrian Shillings..

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TRI-ANG MINIC MOTORWAYS CATALOGUE 3RD EDITION 1963  In English but issued by Odense Hobby Shop Denmark. 20 pages in Full Colour showing full range including Road-Rail items. Print code M1750/MP/29996/100M/4.63

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MINIC MOTORWAYS CATALOGUE   16 pages in Full Colour showing full range including Racing Sets & Water Ferry Set. Undated.

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R.280 TRIANG RAILWAYS 8th EDITION CATALOGUE 1962  showing the full range of British and Transcontinental models . A fine example of this early catalogue in Near Mint unmarked uncreased condition. Another example from our extensive stock which will be a superb addition to your collection.    Shipping UK = £2.00, Europe = £3.50 , Worldwide = £5.00

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RM.280 TRIANG HORNBY MINIC 15th EDITION CATALOGUE 1969  showing the full range of Tri-ang British and Transcontinental models, ex-Hornby Dublo Wrenn locos , Minic Roadways and Battle Space models complete with original Price List dated 1st Jan 1962  . A nice clean example of this early catalogue in Excellent condition. Some pages have prices added unobtrusively in ink. Price List also includes Tri-ang Model Land prices. Originally sold by LYNDA'S BABYLAND, NETHERFIELD, NOTTS. Another example from our extensive stock which will be a superb addition to your collection. Shipping UK = £2.00, Europe = £3.50 , Worldwide = £5.00

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R.280 TRIANG HORNBY 18th EDITION CATALOGUE 1972  showing the full range of Tri-ang Hornby and Tri-ang Wrenn models. A superb clean unmarked example of this early catalogue in Excellent condition with very slight creasing to corners of cover.  Originally sold by LYNDA'S BABYLAND, NETHERFIELD, NOTTS. Another example from our extensive stock which will be a superb addition to your collection. Shipping UK = £2.00, Europe = £3.50 , Worldwide = £5.00

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TRIANG HORNBY TRACK PLAN BOOKLET R.6166 published 1970.  This interesting guide to planning and running your layout includes a copy of the RAILWAY MODELLER BOOKLET No1 - WIRING THE LAYOUT stapled in the centre pages and never opened. A superb clean unmarked copy in Near Mint condition from our extensive stock  which will be a great addition to your collection. Shipping UK = £1.50, Europe = £2.50 , Worldwide = £3.50

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TRIX CATALOGUE 1976/77     Full colour listing H0 and Minitrix N gauge including BR  models. 72 pages with 1978 pricelist in Dutch Guilders.  German Edition.

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TRIX CATALOGUE 1982/83     Full colour listing H0 and Minitrix N gauge including BR models and Metallbaukasten construction sets. 104 pages. German Edition.

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MINITRIX CATALOGUE 1982/83  Full colour listing all the Minitrix N gauge including BR models and Metaalbouw construction sets. Dutch Edition.   72 pages.

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MINITRIX CATALOGUE 1991/2     Full colour listing full Minitrix N gauge including BR  models. 124 pages.   German Edition.

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      CONSTRUCTION SET MANUALS

MECCANO INSTRUCTION BOOK  2A in Dutch language. No 57.2A. Print code 13/357/6.5

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MECCANO INSTRUCTION BOOK  3A in Dutch language. No 56.3A. Print code 13/156/6

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MARKLIN JEUX DE CONSTRUCTIONS BOOK  French Edition. Contains details of hundreds of models to be made from the full range of Marklin sets. Includes details of mains Electric motors, steam engine and Marklin clocks. Copyright date 1920 in French language. 150 pages and although missing back cover and some back pages this rare volume will be a superb addition to your collection. Size 245 x 170 .  Shipping UK = £2.50, Europe = £3.50, Worldwide = £5.00 . 

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MARKLIN METALLBAUKASTEN INSTRUCTION BOOK No.71a (1939) for Sets 1-3. Contains details of hundreds of models to be made from the smaller Marklin sets. Includes Part List, details of Auto and Aero Kits and Electric motors,steam engine and Marklin-Elex & Minex-Marklin sets. Published 1939 in German language. Print code AN 1039 i.  142 pages.  Size 245 x 170. In excellent clean condition. Shipping UK = £2.50, Europe = £3.50, Worldwide = £5.00 .    Warning: contains some minor Nazi images which may be considered offensive.

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MARKLIN METALLBAUKASTEN INSTRUCTION BOOK No.71b (1938) for Sets 4-6. Contains details of hundreds of superb models to be made from the larger Marklin sets. Includes Parts List, details of Auto and Aero Kits and Electric motors, steam engine and Marklin-Elex & Minex-Marklin sets. Published 1938 in German language. Print code TA 0438 r.  176 pages. Slight staining on covers otherwise in Very Good condition this scarce volume will be a superb addition to your collection. Size 245 x 170. Shipping UK = £2.50, Europe = £3.50, Worldwide = £5.00 .   Warning: contains some minor Nazi images which may be considered offensive.

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MARKLIN METALLBAUKASTEN INSTRUCTION BOOK No.171a (1952)  Contains details of hundreds of models to be made from the Marklin sets 99 - 102. Includes Parts List and details of  Electric motors etc. Published 1952. Print code TAN 0852 bro. 52 pages with full colour covers. Size 300 x 210. In excellent clean condition.

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                        NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD LITERATURE

Union Pacific Railway  Timetable published January 1952 . 51 pages with illustrations detailing all UP services and lines together with System Map, Index to Stations, Named Trains and other information. In Excellent near Mint condition. Size 8in x 9in. Shipping UK = £1.50, Europe = £2.00, Worldwide = £3.00.  ITEM TT01

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Erie Railroad  Timetable published December 1951. 16 pages with illustrations detailing Erie services and lines together with System Map, Index to Stations, Named Trains and other information. In Excellent near Mint condition. Size 8in x 9in. Shipping UK = £1.50, Europe = £2.00, Worldwide = £3.00..    ITEM TT03

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Southern Railway  Timetable published May 1952. 32 pages with illustrations detailing SR services and lines together with System Map, Index to Stations, Named Trains and other information. In Excellent near Mint condition. Size 8in x 9in. Shipping UK = £1.50, Europe = £2.00, Worldwide = £3.00.     ITEM TT04

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY  Smart New Comfort Wherever You Go’  Published in 1954 this illustrated booklet describes the various types of CNR passenger cars then in service. Size 155 x 80. 32 B/W pages. In VG condition with some rust stains. A superb addition to your collection. Shipping UK = £1.50, Europe = £2.50, Wordwide = £3.00.     ITEM CN01

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY   Trans-Atlantic,Trans-Canada,Trans-Pacific -  The Empires Greatest Railway. Foldout in 6 languages detailing agencies, ships & services from Europe to Far East with Full colour map of complete CPR system. Opens out to size 770 x 190. A superb reminder of a great transport system. Published around 1912.   Very rare and in excellent condition..Shipping UK = £1.50, Europe = £2.50, Wordwide =£3.00   ITEM CP01

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY   Across Canada To New Zealand & Australia. An interesting 28 page brochure with colour covers showing places of interest on the journey from Europe via Canada to New Zealand. Profusely illustrated. A wonderful souvenir of a bygone age of travel. Dated June 1924. In Excellent condition but staples are rusty. Size 185 x 250. Shipping UK = £2.50, Europe = £3.50, Wordwide = £4.50.   ITEM CP02

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                   THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE ORIGINAL VOLUMES

   # 9 EDWARD THE BLUE ENGINE  - 1969 - No dust jacket.

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   # 1 THE THREE RAILWAY ENGINES - 1995

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   # 2 THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE - 1991

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   # 4 TANK ENGINE THOMAS AGAIN - 1980

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   # 4 TANK ENGINE THOMAS AGAIN - 1995

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   # 5 TROUBLESOME ENGINES - 1995 

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   # 8 GORDON THE BIG ENGINE - 1995

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   # 14 THE LITTLE OLD ENGINE - 1975

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  # 15  THE TWIN ENGINES - 1995

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  # 18 STEPNEY THE BLUEBELL ENGINE - 1975

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