Historic Carriage Drawings in 4mm Scale. Vol 1: LMS & LNER
Published in 1969 by Ian Allan (later reprinted in 1974) with plastic comb binding, this book was published in response to the poor quality of the passenger coach vehicles on sale to the model railway enthusiast and the dearth of materials for the enthusiast to build their own. The publisher's brief to the authors was to compile 100 pages of drawings equally split between the LMS (London Midland Scottish Railway) and the LNER (London and North Eastern Railway). Whilst most drawings in the book are the work of David Jenkinson and Nick Campling, there are those that come from other draughtsmen and therefore there are stylistic differences between those produced by the different sources. The book summarises liveries after the introduction; and gives basic prototype information between the pages carrying the drawings. Sometimes the drawings don't bear strict resemblance to the carriages out on the railways since the carriage works sometimes modified carriage designs without altering the original drawings. Photographs of the actual rolling stock (there aren't any in this book) will allow the determined carriage modeller and researcher to correct some of the discrepancies, but carriage photos are difficult to source and were taken less often than those of the locomotive. It should also be noted that some of the works drawings did not contain all of the details and therefore assumptions have had to be made about what is missing and what the works would have built according to their standard and general practices. The authors believe that overall the detail changes were small and issues with this should be minimal since they selected coaches where the incidence of such discrepancies and problems is very low. Modellers will need to work to given dimensions rather than measure the drawings, which in any case may have suffered slight shrinkage or expansion during the process of preparing this book
Board covers, plastic spiral binding, 100 pages, plans & drawings
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