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Author Topic: The LNER Handbook  (softback reprint), By David Wragg Review  (Read 621 times)

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The LNER Handbook  (softback reprint), By David Wragg

Book Review: This one was a bit of a disappointment. For something calling itself a handbook it is quite short on technical detail. There are interesting sections on the pre-Grouping lines and shipping, which donít get covered often, but few maps of the system and no station plans. There are long chapters on named expresses and the railway in wartime, but only half a page on stations. The appendices include a list of locos at Nationalisation which comes before the list of locos acquired at Grouping! And why the separate list of named locomotives? It is quite interesting in its way, but there is little here of practical use to modellers.

£14.47 from Abebooks


ISBN: 978-0-7509-8274-0

Score: 3
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Re: The LNER Handbook †(softback reprint), By David Wragg Review
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2018, 08:37:29 AM »
I've not seen this one before, sorry to hear it was a bit of a disappointment though.

While somewhat dated now (first published 1987), David Adair's 'Modellers Guide to the LNER' is quite a good book. While it is a bit of a nostalgia trip to the days of 1980's Hornby and how to modify/improve them, it does have some useful information including the LNER painting guide for stations, signal boxes, etc. Might be worth a look - it is one that I do still enjoy thumbing through.

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Re: The LNER Handbook †(softback reprint), By David Wragg Review
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2018, 08:58:20 AM »
One to avoid, then, Papyrus.

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