A Guide to Simplex Narrow Gauge Locomotives (Including a list of existing locos in the British Isles), Second Edition (Moseley Railway Trust)

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First published in 2001, this is the second edition of the popular A Guide to Simplex Narrow Gauge Locomotives which has been expanded, enlarged to A4 size, and published in hardback. Produced by the Moseley Railway Trust it covers each of the narrow gauge locomotive types produced by Motor Rail Ltd and its predecessors. With interest growing in narrow gauge railways, the book is intended for both narrow gauge enthusiasts and modellers alike.

For 77 years The Motor Rail and Tram Car Company Ltd, and its successors, produced a highly innovative and successful range of tram cars and small internal combustion locomotives which were popular in both the UK and other parts of the world, with many still in use in industry and preservation today. The book also looks at the locomotive copies made by F C Hibberd and Kent Construction, Margolis and Ralph, and E C Lenning of South Africa. From around 1987, the designs of Simplex Mechanical Handling were continued by Alan Keef Ltd from their site at Lea Line in Gloucestershire.

In addition to 87 black & white images, the second edition now includes 30 colour photographs of Simplexes at work in industry. A table of locomotive types detailing the works numbers for each type follows the description given for each locomotive type. A works number decoder, allowing you to find the Simplex model from a works number, has also been included. Various other updates have been made, including corrections and additions to the surviving narrow gauge Simplex locomotives in the British Isles, with this list now including locomotives in Ireland. The number of line drawings shown has been extended, with the addition of dimensioned works plate drawings.

30 colour and 87 black & white photographs. 38 line drawings. Hardback. 144 pages.

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