Bill Finch Portfolio of Locomotive Details
This acclaimed Portfolio is
based on about 43 pages of very detailed dimensioned sketches prepared by Bill for the
construction of his prize-winning 5in gauge model of the ‘Improved Precedent’
Class loco Miranda, now housed in the National Railway Museum. There are two further
pages of published engineering drawings, Crewe Works General Arrangements of the loco and
the standard Webb 1800 gallon tender and several further pages of photographs of the model
and of original locos. This valuable work has long been out of print, but thanks to
developments in digital printing it is now possible to produce short runs of high-quality
printing at very moderate cost, and this is the Society’s first publication to be
produced in this way. Save for some very minor corrections Bill’s sketches and the
text are unchanged. Some of the original photos were unavailable and have been replaced,
and some new ones added, with the cover and five inside pages printed in colour. 58 pages
inside, A4 size, ISBN 978-0-9570158-1-4. Perfect bound with square back and titled spine.
The retail price is £10.50, and the price to members £7.90 including UK postage. Please order from the Distribution Officer in the usual way, quoting your membership number.