29/7/18 Interesting to hear from some potential sellers of collections. One pointed out to me that one US Railroad book in his collection was "going for £102 on Amazon" and expected a "a good price" for it from me. I had to gently point out that 1) £102 was an asking price, not a selling price, 2) The seller was a bucket shop based in the USA, and that makes the price even more unattractive to UK customers, 3) US books tend to sell for more in the US, as there is a "slightly" bigger market and 4) if I offered that particular book for £100, it would be sitting on my shelves for ever. Needless to say, we couldn't come to an agreement on a price as he wanted £70 for a book I'd offer for £30. Fortunately, this person was the exception in my experience: most folks are happy to accept sensible prices for their books, and realise that we booksellers have to have at least a chance of making some profit.
28/7/18 Coming soon! A complete run of Wild Swan's LMS Journal. Numbers 1-38, plus the Preview and Anniversary issues. Contact us asap if you would like the whole set, as individual issues are sure to go quickly.
27/7/18 Currently listing some very hard to find Milwaukee Road publications, by Bilty and Wilkerson. Also back in stock, a superb copy of Garden's British Columbia Railway, which is expensive, but well worth the money.
16/7/18 A collection of about 250 North American books has just arrived. Milwaukee Road, Pennsy, Logging and Modelling feature strongly. Keep looking as we start to list them.
4/7/18 If you are at all interested in SP steam, we have a superb book on offer: Joe Strapac 's "Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Compendium". Visit the details page for this book (here) to read the very interesting history of this almost legendary volume. Important to mention that we have obtained some of the last few copies from the USA. This book will never be reprinted. "Once the're gone, the're gone. No talk or thought of a reprint."
25/6/18 Sadly, the weak £ and rising shipping costs mean that we will be increasing the price of new Morning Sun Books from £48 to £50. This small increase only applies to our latest order which arrives some time this week. We won't be increasing all our MS prices, unlike another seller, and we still think that we are the cheapest source for new MS books in the UK at £50 posted. Come and buy from us at a show, and we may be able to give you a small discount...
23/6/18 Latest release news from Morning Sun. All will be £50 posted to the UK. Taking orders now.
August 1 2018 UNION RAILROAD POWER IN COLOR by Stephen M. Timko #1651.FRISCO POWER IN COLOR DIESELS: 1940-1980 by Greg Stout #1652
Sept 1 2018 DELAWARE & HUDSON POWER IN COLOR THREE DIVERSE DIESEL ERAS BETWEEN 1944 AND 1991 by Robert J. Yanosey # 1653 SOUTHERN PACIFIC THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF SP EMPLOYEE BILL WOLVERTON VOLUME 2: THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, 1973-1981 FEATURING THE TRAIN MASTERS, FP7S, AND SD9s by Bill Wolverton # 1654
Oct 1 2018 B&O POWER IN COLOR VOLUME 3 GEEPS by Bob Withers # 1655 READING & NORTHERN IN COLOR by Olev Taremae # 1656 CONRAIL POWER IN COLOR VOLUME 3 #6000-6999 by Stephen M. Timko # 1657
Nov 1 2018 BICENTENNIALS IN COLOR VOLUME 2: G-Z AMERICA’S RAILROADS CELEBRATE THE NATION’S 200TH BIRTHDAY WITH RED, WHITE, AND BLUE by Stephen M. Timko # 1658
THE MONONGAHELA RAILWAY IN COLOR VOLUME 1: BROWNSVILLE, EQUIPMENT, AND THE EAST DIVISION FEATURING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF E. ROY WARD 1968-1993 by Stephen M. Timko # 1659 CSX POWER IN COLOR VOLUME 3 SIX AXLE EMD’S INHERITED FROM PREDECESSOR COMPANIES by Kurt Reisweber # 1660
Nov 15 2018 SPSF POWER IN COLOR THE RAILROAD THAT NEVER WAS by Ed Mackinson # 1661 MINNESOTA MINING RAILROADS IN COLOR VOLUME 1 by David Schauer # 1662 CANADIAN PACIFIC CABOOSE COLOR GUIDE 1877-2017 by Manny Jacob # 1663
23/6/18 Just received news of Morning Sun's releases for the rest of 2018. Will post the titles on here soon. Worth noting that MS will charge you $81 to ship one book from the US to the UK. That's £61 before currency conversion charges which will be another £1. Or you can order from us for just £50, posted in the UK.
22/6/18 A few more reductions on a few more North American books, some as much as 50% Have a look here, here, here, here and even here! Not an exhaustive list, just a few to look at.
20/6/18 Reductions of at least 20% on all books published by Four Ways West.
13/6/18 We've just added another category at a suggestion from a customer. This is "New North American Books", where books that are fresh from the publisher are listed. Some of them do date back a few years, but these are all "new" as opposed to pre-owned or second hand.
1/5/18 We had a great time at Mech Models Americana weekend. Superb layouts, nice food, Harleys and most important, fantastic people. Special thanks to Barry of Mech Models for being a marvellous host and to Jim of The Black Diamonds for organising a plan for the day. We sold a good amount of books and can't wait for the 2019 event!