Hi All,Wombat Woodsmen by Norm Houghton
Given the next Light Railways, and therefore Members News & Sales List is five or so weeks away, I thought I might let everybody know that the LRRSA Online Shop has a couple of new books in stock.
Sawmills and timber tramways of the Wombat State Forest 1853 to 2008.
The foundations of large scale commercial sawmilling in Victoria were laid in the Wombat Forest from 1853. This forest was the testing ground for ideas and attitudes to the harvesting, transport and sawing techniques that forged resource management and sawmilling management styles well into the 20th century. The discovery of gold throughout Victoria from 1851 onwards led to the opening of numerous mining sites and the mining centres of central Victoria were to require an enormous supply of timber and the eucalypt trees of the Wombat Forest were ideally placed to supply that need.
Soft cover, 166 pages, 40 maps and diagrams, 161 photographs. Price $47.50 plus postage.
With the 10% discount for LRRSA members that comes down to $42.75 [plus postage]
The Anatomy of:- The Darjeeling Garratt and the Engine it tried to Replace By Peter Manning.
In the same format as the popular "The Anatomy of a Garratt", this book covers the history of both the Garratt and the B Class locomotives used on the DHR. The book includes details of the construction of both locomotives and a superb selection of accurate scale drawings mostly in full colour. Drawings on the B Class is shown both as constructed by Sharp, Stewart from 1888 onwards, and as revised by North British in 1914.
Like its predecessor, it contains numerous sub-assembly diagrams from various aspects, shown in both complete form, and as cut-aways showing the interior workings.
64 pages, A4 size landscape format, card cover spiral bound. Price excluding postage is $39.95, or $35.96 to LRRSA members.