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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 12:59 pm
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Anyone who has any interest at all in Garratts, should look into

"The Anatomy of a Garratt" by Peter Manning  ISBN-978-0-9806212-0-4

Chocked full of scale drawings of every piece of K1, the first Garratt ever made.
Built for the Tasmanian Government for use on the North East Dundas Tramway, a two foot gauge railway.

The locomotive still exists, and runs on the Welsh Highland Railway.

I bought my copy from Camden Miniature Steam Services
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If you order from them, ask for a catalog, they have many railroad books that don't seem to show up in the US


Herb:old dude:

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 Posted: Wed Aug 22nd, 2012 08:50 pm
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Thanks Herb-since it seems that the book "reviews" I started have gone off into the netherworld of the internet, I will begin again...HERE. Watch this space for the same old books plus new ones and I trust there will be more posts by others with their favorites. Since you began this thread so long ago with a piece about Garratt locos, I will thusly (old speak) continue and begin again with GARRATT LOCOMOTIVES OF THE WORLD by A.E.Durrant. What do you want to know about these fascinating locomotives...you will find it all in this nice book. This has the history, mechanical overview, and photos of just about every Garratt-country by country. And yes, there is a 2 foot Garratt in the US, down by Houston on a gent's "backyard" layout! My favorites are some tiny little dudes used in the Congo and of course, K1 & K2...the very first of their type. Also, the DHR Garratts in Tibet are just lovely.
So, we begin again. This time around, I will try to post photos of the books just so you will know what to look for and a link to the book from my favorite-Abe Books-so if you want one, just click a couple of times and buy a copy. Please note that I have no financial ties with Abe Books except for the money I pay them for books that I can't live without.

Woodie

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=durrant&sts=t&tn=garratt+locomotives+of+the+world



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Hey Woodie
    I hope it has not gone by the wayside. I enjoy the book end of the hobby. I just have not had any time to comment on the subject. Keep up the reviews.
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Clif-I am afraid that all my jibber jabber and others' posts is (like the X Files) "out there somewhere". So, we begin anew. I will "re do" titles already discussed and add more verbage and when I can, a photo of the book, and hopefully a link to where it might be found. This time, things will be mucho better. Now, what really happened? I had this bright idea of moving the thread to an unused forum where it wouldn't get buried under "Howdy, my name is..." and "My new 1:57.5 layout is..." but as you know, no good deed goes unpunished. Somehow, I got everything F U'ed royally and *poof* it was gone in an instant! Thankfully, Herbert the K fixed up the site and sent me here to this forum.

Next review will be a real "coffee table" book with beautiful old logging photos. If you know what this is, then tell everybody about it. Otherwise, I will bore, er, inform everyone about this real gem and a logger's delight.
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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2012 08:55 pm
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KINSEY-The locomotive portraits. Here's a great older coffee table book which is full of photos, very little verbage except as captions for the photos. Darius Kinsey and wife Tabatha spent years touring the big log shows in the Pacific Northwest and took some of the greatest photos of the railroads and (as here) the equipment. Each photo is very large format and sharp as a tack! You love Shays? How about rod locos? Critters like MAC crew cars? It's all in here. This older book isn't very expensive, probably because it isn't written by Ferrell or one of the hot authors these days, but the photos are above reproach. If you want to see logging locos in all their black & white, sharp focus best...this is a real keeper. There are more books available about Kinsey's work, this is but one. Check it out.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?tn=kinsey+photographer+the+locomotive+portraits

My favorite photo is of a Sound Lumber Co. speeder with close to 20 loggers on board and standing around. I'll bet that was a hellova ride!



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 Posted: Mon Aug 27th, 2012 09:57 am
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   The Kinsey book is a great book for a number of reasons. First it is on a great subject. If your a fan of black and white photography, and like Ansel Adams work, this is equally as good with a different subject. The photos are so big and the detail is so great, it is a nut and bolt counters dream. The book inspired me to build a square foot diorama on a logging scene using the detail in his photographs. I just bought one of the "Ron's books Industrial Archeology Series". It is the "Keane Wonder Mining Company" plan set. The interest in it comes from the fact that I have an overhead tram on my layout and this set lays out the construction of the operation in great detail. It is cheap and supplies anyone with all of the needed info. The plans are large format 11 x 17 heavy stock and comb binding. If anyone is looking for construction detail on primarily structures, the plan sets are fabulous.
                                              
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Clif-can you supply a link for the plan sets? I would like to check it out also.

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Try this link. If it works.
http://www.ronsbooks.com/cgi-bin/quikstore.cgi
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These look to be copies of HAER drawings (Historic American Engineering Record) that he is selling

You can download them and print them out for FREE

There are so many, that it might take a while to find what you are looking for, but you can take the title from Ron's site, and do a search.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/bibliography.html

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 Posted: Mon Aug 27th, 2012 08:11 pm
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Thanks guys. Keep on finding good material and links to access the stuff. The more posts we get means the more info will be available.
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