We have decided to leave the release of the Morris Oxford Series MO (70th Anniversary) until early next year. We are still working on other titles but will have a break over the festive season.
The Morris Oxford Series MO (70th Anniversary) book is still at the proofing stage.
Although we have been working on other projects some preliminary work has been undertaken on Rails around East Greta Junction and also Rails around Port Waratah. We have decided to produce another railway book next rather than a bus book as it would have given us two non railway titles in a row. The bus book can be produced any time at short notice.
Both Ballarat books were released on 7th October, together with The Lakes Railway book for the Milang Railway Museum. The Morris Oxford Series MO (70th Anniversary) book is still at the proofing stage.
We have also added about 40 new images to our gallery pages.
Update 28/9 – Both Ballarat books are at the printer and should be ready early in October. The Morris Oxford Series MO (70th Anniversary) book has been completed and is at the proofing stage.
9/9 – The first Ballarat book is complete and with the printer. The second book is also complete and at final proofing stage. A release date for both hasn’t been finalised yet but it is most likely to be in early October.
We have started working on the Morris Oxford Series MO (70th Anniversary) book which is planned for release later this year. The following title should be Rails around East Greta Junction but we may slip in a bus book instead. We have unpublished manuscripts from the late Robert Birrell and may use one of these in the Mini Profile format.
In early 2019 we are considering producing another book about Peterborough, replacing the current Peterborough – a railway town (which will soon be out of print). It will be in the larger format and not in the Mini Profile series.
The first Ballarat book is completed and at final proofing stage before going to the printer. The second Ballarat book is still under production, but shouldn’t be too far behind it.
Update 23/7 – We have finally been able to spend some time on the Ballarat book, in between our other projects. Although the book is only a pictorial it has become evident that we cannot squeeze all the information into one book, without leaving out some interesting subjects. We have now split the contents into two books; Rails around Ballarat – Buildings & Infrastructure and Rails around Ballarat – Locomotives and Rolling Stock. This has meant a renumbering of the Mini Profiles currently in production.
Mini Profile 18 – Rails around Ballarat – Buildings & Infrastructure
Mini Profile 19 – Rails around Ballarat – Locomotives & Rolling Stock
Rails around East Greta Junction
Morris Oxford Series MO (70th Anniversary)
The two Ballarat books will be released at the same time.
We have still been working on other projects and have done very little work on Rails around Ballarat. In mid June we did visit Ballarat to take a couple of present day photos for the book, but the end of July release is now looking very unlikely. We are actually running so late we may have to bring the Morris Oxford book forward as it needs to be finished well before the end of the year. There is no deadline for Rails around East Greta Junction.
We have recently added a few more images to our Gallery pages and there are now around 450 in total.
As our other projects have taken up most of out time we haven’t done any more work on Rails around Ballarat recently. All being well we do plan to finish the book by late July. The cover has not yet been finalised but we have attached a ‘work in progress’ copy. We’ll keep you informed of progress.
Amongst our other projects we are still working on Rails around Ballarat. Although we originally envisaged the coverage of this book would include nearby stations such as Ballan, Beaufort, Creswick and Lal Lal the amount of material available for just the city and immediate surrounds have caused a rethink. We were also going to include Ballarat’s trams but, together with the nearby stations, they have now all been put aside for future publications instead.
We have been concentrating on other projects during the month but have spent a little time working on Rails around Ballarat. We do not envisage any new book releases until the middle of the year, again due to our other commitments. However, the following are scheduled for production sometime during the year:
Mini Profile 18 – Rails around Ballarat
Mini Profile 19 – Rails around East Greta Junction
Mini Profile 20 – Morris Oxford Series MO (70th Anniversary)
As we have already had some orders for Rails around Yass we are releasing it now, rather than wait for the next book to be ready.
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