Heavy Metal

The charm of diecast rail and road models

It is a minor but interesting phenomenon: the fascination British children felt for diecast metal locomotives, cars and commercial vehicles in the middle years of the 20th century.

The adults they have become still have a fondness for weighty, metallic reproductions of the transport objects of their youth – that’s why many collectors’ societies and metal model manufacturers exist in every country of the developed world.

Glassingall Books

ISBN: 978-1-9164295-7-4
From From Witley Press Bookshop and Amazon £12.95

Published 24th May 2021


“I never had, but always wanted, a train set in the 1950s. This
book makes me yearn for one again.” (Dr Philip Holt)

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