Testing, Testing traces the development of British Rail Research, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering operations based at the Railway Technical Centre in Derby.
This 148-page special examines how research played a major role in the development of our railways by studying the locomotives and trains used by the division in the BR era and to the present day.
Some 30 different types of vehicle and train are to be found, formed of some 200 different, often unique, and often yellow coaches or locos. Full history of all fleets are included, with details of their operations, formations and preservation activities.
Ideal for modellers and enthusiasts alike.
A must for the railway modeller, Modelling British Rail - Engineers’ Wagons is an invaluable guide to recreating the British Rail era from the 1960s through to the mid-nineties.
The UK railway network needs constant maintenance to keep the trains running and during the BR era there was a dedicated fleet of wagons available to carry ballast, sleepers and rail along with all the other materials needed to run a railway. Progressively modernised over the decades, many of these vehicles were given 'fish' codenames for ease of identification, making them popular subjects for both enthusiasts and modellers alike.
Packed with images of the real vehicles and their accurately modelled miniatures, this publication will trace the development of the fleet and include in-depth case studies from noted wagon historians, while expert modellers will describe how to model a variety of them in three different scales using a range of techniques and step by step how-to guides.