Branchstow are specialist railway booksellers, with a particular emphasis on high quality books produced by small independent publishers.

With this approach, we offer books that are not widely available, and carefully select only the finest books to the extent that each one comes with our recommendation.

Latest Arrivals

Twilight of the Goods by Don Rowland features the wonderful world of wagons. The photographs, many previously unpublished, cover the ‘Big Four’, British Railways and Private Owner wagons. The 77 photographs are printed on high quality art paper.

This book is a must for both wagon enthusiasts and modellers.

The Duke of Westminster’s Eaton Estate has kindly granted Branchstow Books permission to sell their beautifully produced book on the Eaton Railway.

The book has drawn upon the Estate’s archives and includes details of the railway’s history, associated buildings, engines and rolling stock which is accompanied by photographs and illustrations. The book also includes three pages detailing the Eaton Railway Regulations of 1898, and the revival of the railway in more recent times.

Published by The 2mm Scale Association and Noel Leaver Train Lamps & Headcodes is for those who consider themselves serious modellers. Although aimed at the 2mm scale the advice and techniques can be applied to all levels. With more than forty photographs the book features oil lamps, train classes, route codes and working and non-working modelling lamps.

Retired chartered civil engineer David J. Smith has produced a superb and comprehensive book on all aspects of GWR Signalling Practice, which will greatly appeal to those modelling the GWR and post nationalisation scene. It runs to 400 pages and is extensively illustrated with 260 photographs and 121 drawings many of them to scale. The reviewer found the case study of Brent in South Devon to be most fascinating. Though the book may be considered expensive at £45, one cannot imagine there will be a more detailed account of GWR signalling than this and we highly recommend the book.

Published in December 2019 The Railways of Sir Arthur Percival Heywood Volume 1 by James Waterfield covers Duffield Bank and Dove Leys. This comprehensive book features more than 300 photographs and 40 to scale drawings ideal for modellers.

Further recent additions to the catalogue include Getting Started in 2mm Finescale Modelling, The Settle-Carlisle Railway 1850-1990, Branch Lines of East Lincolnshire, The Spirit of the Borders Railway, Beyond 68, Barry Railway Drawings, Bishop’s Castle and Colonel Pechot Tracks to the Trenches. Further new stock lines include Point Rodding by the 2mm Scale Association, Railway Walks in the Vale of Rheidol and The Bexleyheath Railway at Eltham 1895-1995.

Although we have many titles in stock please keep visiting the website as it is our intention to add more quality titles produced by small independent publishers.