Any good modelling project requires research and over many years I have acquired a volume or two to help things along.
In reality these aren’t all the books because some series volumes such as OS Nock’s Locomotives of the 20th century are split between the Elder Statesman and I. He has vols 1&2 and I have 3 (because he doesn’t do “modern”). Similarly when it comes to GW locos I have vol 3 Absorbed Engines because they are the narrow gauge and the oddities which float my boat.
Some of these books were in boxes for seven years while I had my jaunt in the Antipodes. Carefully stored inside the tome on the Leek and Manifold (Calthrop was great!) was this original watercolour which I hope to get framed soon. The artist Rebecca Kitchin does some great work – check out her website here