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Offline Steve Gibbs

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RENFE Books
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:52:21 PM »
Hi All,

New to the game and pretty sure the decision is made that the Spanish railways are the way to go. So in view of this can anyone recommend any books on RENFE, I'm looking at era IV V loco information, leaning heavily towards coal and freight traffic. Any recommendations would be great.

Many thanks in advance.

Steve

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 11:39:11 PM »
Hi Steve. Excellent choice of railway country.

Unfortunately I cannot help regarding books as I don't have any. I pretty much go along with what I remember from travelling in Spain in the '80s and '90s and Googling info. but am sure some more knowledgeable members will be able to help with sourcing books.

Are you going to model Northern Spain? I've only been to the Basque country in the North but would love to go to Asturias and the rest of North West Spain.

Good luck with your quest and looking forward to your future plans and build.

Salud, weave  :beers:

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 09:59:28 AM »
I did purchase a softback guide to Renfe locos and rolling stock from a newsagent on Valencia station a few years back but can't find it now. It was full colour A3 sized with loads of information.

I think it was published by one of the enthusiast magazines but can't find any more info.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 11:42:05 AM »
Hi Steve

This website lists all diesel and electric Spanish locos and with plenty of photos.

http://www.listadotren.es/

There are some Spanish published books which are not easy to find, I have picked up some in secondhand bookshops.
Middleton press publishes a few books covering some areas of Spain, but mainly 1960's era photo's.
There are a few rail mags published, Maquetren seems to be the best. But can be difficult to find, most newsstands don't sell rail mags!

Peter

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 06:51:58 PM »
Hi Steve

This website lists all diesel and electric Spanish locos and with plenty of photos.

http://www.listadotren.es/

There are some Spanish published books which are not easy to find, I have picked up some in secondhand bookshops.
Middleton press publishes a few books covering some areas of Spain, but mainly 1960's era photo's.
There are a few rail mags published, Maquetren seems to be the best. But can be difficult to find, most newsstands don't sell rail mags!

Peter


Many Thanks Peter, Valencia great city was there a couple of years ago.

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 02:05:26 AM »
Hi All,

New to the game and pretty sure the decision is made that the Spanish railways are the way to go. So in view of this can anyone recommend any books on RENFE, I'm looking at era IV V loco information, leaning heavily towards coal and freight traffic. Any recommendations would be great.

Many thanks in advance.

Steve


The Spanish do lots of railways books, but a lot are nostalgic not current.

Internet is best.

Railfaneurope was an early internet resource for European railway stuff. It is still a good resource although many people don't mention it any more.

You've chosen just the right time to do Spanish N with Arnold going mad on the subject over the last few years, and splendid stuff from Mabar and Starttrain

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 07:34:04 PM »
Hi All,

New to the game and pretty sure the decision is made that the Spanish railways are the way to go. So in view of this can anyone recommend any books on RENFE, I'm looking at era IV V loco information, leaning heavily towards coal and freight traffic. Any recommendations would be great.

Many thanks in advance.

Steve


The Spanish do lots of railways books, but a lot are nostalgic not current.

Internet is best.

Railfaneurope was an early internet resource for European railway stuff. It is still a good resource although many people don't mention it any more.

You've chosen just the right time to do Spanish N with Arnold going mad on the subject over the last few years, and splendid stuff from Mabar and Starttrain

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Many thanks Gordon,

I was leaning to SNCF for a while given the availability of French N, but then I dug a bit deeper and found lots of
RENFE stuff.

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 08:59:54 AM »
Hi Steve,

Just a thought and you probably know this but if you are Googling Spanish locomotives, search for Renfe 'loco number' series eg. RENFE 318 Series (the Spanish call them Series) rather than just the number or putting Class as we call them. You then get the Spanish wiki with a translate option which gives you much more info.

Hope helps.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2020, 05:24:19 PM »
Hi Steve

This website lists all diesel and electric Spanish locos and with plenty of photos.

http://www.listadotren.es/

There are some Spanish published books which are not easy to find, I have picked up some in secondhand bookshops.
Middleton press publishes a few books covering some areas of Spain, but mainly 1960's era photo's.
There are a few rail mags published, Maquetren seems to be the best. But can be difficult to find, most newsstands don't sell rail mags!

Peter


Thanks for the link Peter; meant to post this weeks ago but been so engrossed in the site.

As for the original question, try amazon.es if you haven't already.  A few e-books available if you don't want to wait for the post to come from Spain (which probably won't be any time soon)

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2020, 07:23:36 PM »
Glad to be of help.

Will check Amazon.es, generally just use co.uk for rail books.

I live in Spain so post not a problem  ;)

Peter

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Re: RENFE Books
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 12:36:35 PM »
Hi Steve.

Nice to hear that someone from abroad Spain decides to go on the hobby with Spanish models.

Not too many books but you can find some visiting:

https://tienda.maquetren.net/index.php?id_category=7&controller=category&id_lang=4

Also, the shop in Madrid railway museum offers a choice of books.

https://tienda.maquetren.net/index.php?id_category=7&controller=category&id_lang=4

But if you manage with Spanish language it will be good to visit specialized forums as www.Plataforma-N.com, or www.EscalaN.com. These pages are also useful to find pieces of discontinued models from manufacturers catalogues. (Market sections)

If you have the opportunity to come to Spain, and will stay in one of the biggest cities, try to make your visit a market day. Once per month there are in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, and Valencia. Also in other cities , but less frequently. Always during the weekend.

You can visit my Youtube channel wh :NGF:ere many RENFE models are featured.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzFu3zf8T25R8mX0PjHuNQ
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