August 09, 2017

Two good second hand items!

Not before time I have been tidying up our "Studio' and found two interesting items.

The first is a collection of 21 issues of the sadly defunct French 'rail magazine' which was published from the 1970s to the early 1990s. Well worth having if you like good articles on French steam and western European railways of the period.


'Shay - the supplement' is a very useful book, especially if you are lucky enough to have a copy of Michael Koch's 'The Shay Locomotive - Titan of the Timber'.

Take a look - be tempted! (if you cannot connect to them, they are gone!)

June 30, 2017

Ton Pruissen's Films - New Bulk Trailer

Ton Pruissen sent us this new trailer for all his films which we offer, up to and including those issued over the last few weeks. 24 minutes of viewing pleasure, which took me 26 hours to upload onto YouTube. Enjoy!

June 11, 2017

The General Election (yawn) and other things!

At the end of all that hullabaloo, government is in even more of a mess than usual surely if there was ever a point for a Government of National Unity, now is the time until Brxit is finally settled? End of political comment .......

On a happier note, currently Kayowool is flying out the door, hotly followed by the Snailbeach, the K1 and the Darjeeling Garrat books, all of which is good. PLUS Ton Pruissen's very good film 'Trams in East Germany' is now available as a DVD. And we have another new book (OK - a reprint) and a new DVD coming very shortly. Plus the weather looks like improving over the next week.

Here's the trailer of East German Trams' for you to see:

March 29, 2017

Air Board Technical Notes - and Reward Points


Recently in from the printers is our reprint of the popular 'Air Board Technical Notes Vol.1' - this is the one about maintaining a number of WW1 aero engines.

AND we have launched a 'Rewards' scheme which gives regular purchasers points per purchase which can be redeemed against future purchases.

More good value from 'Camden'!

January 14, 2017

'New" Products and News

In our eNews last week I announced two new books will be available in February. 'New" in this case being reprints of books we first printed in 1997. The first of these "INJECTORS : their Theory, Construction & Working" by W. W. F.  Pullen certainly will be available around the end of the month, but the second - Volume 1 of "Airboard Technical Notes" will be slightly later as , unexpectedly, we are able to expand it.

This is a reprint of the notes prepared at the time for those charged with maintaining the engines of World War One aircraft in the RFC & RNAS. This was a loose leaf book in the original, and when we reprinted it we knew there must be more inserts, but couldn't trace them. However yesterday I found a source for the instructions for three more engines, which we propose to add to the original when they arrive. So expect this book around the end of February or early in March.

Full details on the website as soon as we have delivery date, and final price.

You don't get our eNews? Go to this page and leave your email address in the box at the bottom right - simple as that!

Coming up on the 22nd July - 'The Bristol O Gauge Group Show' at the UWE just north of Bristol, very close to the M4. Lots of interest for railway modellers and enthusiasts, and well worth a visit if you can reach it.

October 30, 2016

LaLa (digital) and the Exeter Garden Rail Show

'LaLa' is the Camden staffs' shorthand for our English edition of Chapelon's great book 'La Locomotive a Vapeur', published in 2000, and despite a large print run, long out of print., and fetching considerable sums of money secondhand.

I had been considering whether it could be re-issued as a 'Digital Edition' ever since we started these, but knowing that 'LaLa' was a big (667 pages) and complex book, anticipated difficulty in creating it in this format.

Well - I was right about that, but we have now succeeded, and this classic book on the development and technology of the steam locomotive is now available in digital form - click HERE for details.

This success was closely followed by yesterday's Exeter Garden Railway Show, always an enjoyable event where we met up with many of our more local customers. It was a long day, made longer by traffic chaos in Exeter caused by a planned  shutting of a bridge, and the unplanned, and very sad, major fire in the city centre, close to the Cathedral; luckily  this was undamaged.

The Camden and ASH Models stand - photo by Alex who, naturally, included his section - unfortunately I pulled a face at the wrong second!

And now we have to start preparing for our OPEN DAY next Saturday - do come if you are in our area then!




August 23, 2016

Another Digital Edition

Because of the way we produced the original book, I always though that turn Geoffrey Gilbert's fantastic 'Traction Engine Design &  Construction' into a digital edition would be difficult..

But even an old codger like me can learn new tricks, and we have managed it. Take a look HERE - this really is a classic of technical traction engine literature!

August 08, 2016

And Now - Digital Editions

  We have been searching for some time for a way of bringing back some of our Out of Print books in digital form, and have now cracked it, although not in a form that can be read on a Kindle or similar ebook reader.  However you can read these on a computer, an iPad, notebook, or mobile phone - anything which can receive a Download in fact.

At the moment five Digital Editions are available, with more to follow - these are:

'LBSC' His Life and Locomotives

Model & Miniature Locomotive Construction

Building Small Boilers for Gas Firing

Building a Marine Compound Engine

The Non Rotative Beam Engine

Or, to see the whole lot, plus the 'Technical 'Bit', click HERE.

Great books available again and No Delivery Charge, and almost Immediate Delivery! The exact delivery time will depend on your internet download speed, and could be two-three minutes for the first two books, which are much bigger, but a lot quicker than the post.


July 05, 2016

'Stirling Engine Projects Vol. 1' is now available

Yup - 'Stirling Engine Projects Vol. 1' actually arrived on the expected date, and is now available.

Have to say that James Rizzo has written an interesting book, Andy Luckhurst has designed it to his usual high standard, and the printers have done a superb job.

Great ideas book, why not treat yourself?

June 16, 2016

"Stirling Engine Projects Volume 1" will be published on the 6th July

We have been trailering it for long enough - I shouldn't have been so optimistic, but Stirling Engine Projects Vol. 1 will finally be published on the 6th July 2016.

To order - click HERE.