Re: Old Model Railroader magazines and books

I have now found a taker in the Uk for all the magazines so they have now gone.
I have placed all my US outline books on EBay.com in US$. The three most
exciting items are as follows:
Model Railroading with John Allen By Linn H. Wescott 144 pages Published in 1982 by Kalmbach Books
The story of the fabulous HO scale Gorre & Daphetid Railroad. This book is everything there is to know about one master written by another. A chance to get hold of the story of one of the best model railroads ever. Full of colour photos of all of the various stages of the railroad as it grew. There are two of these listed on Amazon.com at $299 (hardback version). So what is this softback version worth? It is in good condition with no obvious faults although the cover has curled a little with age.
TAT IV Construction Manual 42pages Published in March 1972 by Transitrol, 2764 Tuckaway Tr. Rockford, Ill
TAT = True Action Throttle!
An historic document. This manual describes how to build a transistoried Model Railroad throttle including fly wheel, inertia starts and braking effects. This manual improves on the original Model Railroader TAT III design that was published in parts around 1970. These must be very rare. The manual is well thumbed - I made a few controllers from this so it got well used. there is a pencil sketch on the back of layout for a station and yard. One page has come loose from the comb binding. However, you will be one of the few if you obtain this. You probably can't get many of the transistor components now - no ICs in this baby, so it is unlikely that you could make one but this is Model Railroad history.
Locomotives and Cars Since 1900 By Walter A. Lucas 120 pages Published in 1959 by Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. NY
This is an ex-library book that has been in my possession since at least 1963. It contains 120 pages of detailed plans and photographs of all kinds of locos and cars over the years. The main categories are: Steam Locomotives Electric Locomotives Diesel Locomotives Freight Cars Passenger cars As a flavour, the Steam Loco section contains at least one side elevation line plan and accompanying photo(s) for all wheel arrangements from 0-6-2 to 2-8-8-8-2 - see the image used for this item. This is a fascinating book and would enhance any modelers library. As mentioned, it was library book at one time in its life so it has the attendent markings that you would expect. It is a hardback book but has no dust cover. If you want any more information, please contact me.
You will find a full list of all my US outline books plus a list of all the British outline books I currently have for sale here
http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=penningd&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rowsP
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