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Isle of Wight Railways in Colour 1953-94: Isle of Wight Railways in Colour 1953-94
R457 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R90 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Derby-Ilkeston-Nottingham - from Eggington Junction (Hardcover): Vic Mitchell Derby-Ilkeston-Nottingham - from Eggington Junction (Hardcover)
Vic Mitchell
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Vauxhall/Opel Mokka petrol & diesel ('12-Sept '16) 62 to 66 (Paperback): John Mead Vauxhall/Opel Mokka petrol & diesel ('12-Sept '16) 62 to 66 (Paperback)
John Mead
R653 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R71 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mokka mini-SUV with two- and four-wheel-drive. Petrol: 1.4 litre (1364cc) & 1.6 litre (1598cc). Diesel: 1.6 litre (1598cc) & 1.7 litre (1686cc). Does NOT cover 'Mokka X' range introduced October 2016 or dual fuel (LPG) models.

Signalling and Signal Boxes Along the LB&SCR and Isle of Wight Railway Routes (Paperback): Allen Jackson Signalling and Signal Boxes Along the LB&SCR and Isle of Wight Railway Routes (Paperback)
Allen Jackson 1
R417 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Prince Regent first popularised Brighton as a pleasure destination in the eighteenth century, and the town acquired a reputation for pleasure for the masses after the coming of the railway. From these beginnings the railway grew to cover large parts of Surrey and Sussex, and went some way to establishing the railway commuter. The bowler-hatted city gent on the 07.10 to Victoria became a national stereotype. These intensively worked lines were early converts to electric traction in the 1920s and 1930s and, consequently, much of its mechanical signalling was removed then. However, some mechanical signalling remained in seaside resorts other than Brighton and on other routes not seen as a modernisation priority. Massive investment in recent years has rendered or will shortly render the remaining mechanical signalling and signal boxes redundant, but the LB&SCR will live on at the Bluebell heritage railway. The Isle of Wight railway continues in a proud independent tradition; much of it was concerned with providing a conveyor belt for holidaymakers off the ferries in the summer months. Allen Jackson uses an array of photographs to illustrate lavishly the story of signalling in the principal constituents of the Southern Rail region - focusing here on the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway and Isle of Wight routes.

The National Bus Company - The Middle Years (Paperback): Stephen Dowle The National Bus Company - The Middle Years (Paperback)
Stephen Dowle
R418 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The National Bus Company was the creation of the 1968 Transport Act, which merged the bus operations of the Tilling Group and the British Electric Traction Company. In 1970 it was enlarged to include the former country area of London Transport, and the new state-owned company thus provided most of the bus services in England and Wales outside major cities and large towns. Deregulation and privatisation in 1986 led to its dissolution. The National Bus Company: The Middle Years gives a portrait of the company in its mature years and covers an interesting period when the industry was in steep decline. It was a time of virtually full employment and driver-only operation was rapidly being introduced to alleviate a shortage of staff and to reduce costs. A corporate identity had been established and, although measures had been put in place to standardise the fleet, the company's subsidiaries still operated an interesting variety of older vehicles serving out their final years. The author, who worked for an NBC subsidiary from shortly after the company's inception until after its demise, presents here a selection from his personal collection of photographs.

A149 Landmarks (Paperback): Edward Couzens-Lake A149 Landmarks (Paperback)
Edward Couzens-Lake
R418 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's a journey through historical and social events that have shaped a county and made a significant impact locally, nationally and, in some instances, internationally. From the end of the last Ice Age to today's Royal Family; from the birth of modern agriculture to the safety and protection of the ships that have sailed this seemingly benign stretch of coast for over a millennia, this book explores some of the towns, villages and landmarks - big, small, ancient and modern - that feature on one of England's most picturesque and iconic highways, the A149, the famous road that winds a sinuous route along the North Norfolk coast. Each of these landmarks is accompanied by a concise yet colourful description of its origins, history and significance, and an invitation to seek them out for yourself and, in doing so, to find out a little bit more about their place in Norfolk's rich history. With an array of stunning photographs included, A149 Landmarks is an essential companion for those visiting and exploring Norfolk - a thoroughly absorbing investigation of a fascinating thoroughfare.

Corvette - The Rise of a Sports Car (Paperback): Mark Eaton Corvette - The Rise of a Sports Car (Paperback)
Mark Eaton
R417 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Chevrolet Corvette was first revealed to an amazed American public in 1953. Not only did it look futuristic, it had a fibreglass body, something that was far ahead of its time, and it claimed to be America's only true sports car. Born into a time when the car industry was just discovering 'styling' and carrying the Chevrolet banner into battle against the foreign-only competition, the Corvette made a big statement. Developed over more than sixty years in seven different generations to date, the Corvette has found a vast and appreciative audience of owners and enthusiasts who relish this most charismatic of marques. Mark Eaton looks at the factors and people that brought the Corvette into being, traces its journey from somewhat troubled beginnings through ground-shaking, 7 litre powerhouses to sophisticated modern day supercars and looks at some of the social, global and business related issues that the car and its makers had to contend with. Comparing it to contemporary competitors, he asks what constitutes a sports car, why did the Americans feel the need to create one and did they succeed with the Corvette? In a personal view of the history and highlights of one of the best known cars in the industry, the author describes each of the seven generations of the Corvette and highlights the engineering prowess, the styling features and the sheer passion the cars can engender. He also examines the phenomenon of the 'Muscle Car', how the Corvette impacted on that and how it became a multiple class winner of the world's most gruelling endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From chrome-embellished Fifties icon to 200 mph state-of-the art supercharged supercar, the Corvette has carved out its own significant niche in automotive history and continues to do so. No one who truly loves cars can ignore the Chevrolet Corvette in any of its striking guises.

The Best of Car Magazine: The 70s & 80s (Hardcover): Anova Books The Best of Car Magazine: The 70s & 80s (Hardcover)
Anova Books 1
R408 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R97 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Growing up as a child in the ''80s had its ups and downs - it's perhaps the one decade that, more than any other, begets groans of, ''oh, what were you thinking?'' Those 10 years saw some huge changes - pop music went electronic, yuppies ruled the financial world, and fashion was never the same again. Neither was the car. Yes, despite some four-wheeled disasters, the ''80s still had plenty of cool cars. The petrol heads of the time lusted after Magnum P.I.''s Ferrari 308; they salivated over the Ferrari Daytona and Testarossa from Miami Vice, they watched ''Back to the Future'' in cinemas across the country, mesmerised at the sight of the Doc''s De Lorean (surely the ultimate in customisation?). Other 80s supercars included Porsche''s peerless 911, the original Audi Quattro (a car resurrected on current U.K. television in the show Ashes to Ashes) and the Ford Capri SLE 71R driven by Terry McCann in Minder... the list goes on. Now, 'The Best of Car' takes you back to the days when cars were flash, angular and mean. It''s time to don the shades and head out for a cool cruise down the strip. Flick through the glossy pages of what became the bible for aspiring car enthusiasts in the 80s - the only motoring magazine that reflected the true age of excess, and relive those long-forgotten dreams.

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa petrol & diesel ('15-'18) 64 to 18 (Paperback): Euan Doig Vauxhall/Opel Corsa petrol & diesel ('15-'18) 64 to 18 (Paperback)
Euan Doig
R665 R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Save R71 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hatchback. Petrol: 1.2 litre (1229cc), 1.4 litre (1398cc) & 1.4 litre turbo (1364cc). Turbo-diesel: 1.3 litre (1248cc). Also covers most mechanical features of Van. Does NOT cover models with 1.0 litre 3-cylinder or 1.6 litre 4-cylinder petrol engines, or `Easytronic' automated transmission. Does NOT cover GSI or VXR models.

How to Build and Modify Gm Ls-Series Engines (Paperback): Joseph Potak How to Build and Modify Gm Ls-Series Engines (Paperback)
Joseph Potak
R577 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R163 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When first introduced in the 1997 Corvette, GM's LS1 engine shook the performance world.Its combination of massive power, light weight and impressive fuel economy set new precedents for performance engines--and continues to do so generation after generation.The latest version, the LS9, makes some 638 hp from just 6.2 liters, far eclipsing even the mightiest big-blocks from the muscle car era--while meeting modern standards for emissions and fuel economy.It's no wonder, then, that the LSX engines have become some of the most popular for high-performance applications.For those who want to build or modify their LS engine, this book provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered.Whatever your performance goals might be, How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines" shows you what modifications are needed and how to make them.Premier LS engine technician Joseph Potak addresses every question that might come up, covering topics including crankshafts and piston assemblies, cylinder heads, camshafts, valvetrain, block modifications, intake manifolds, fuel system, header selection, and setting up ring and bearing clearances for particular uses.In short, this book is the ultimate resource for building the ultimate LSX engine.

Taking to the Air - An Illustrated History of Flight (Hardcover): Lily Ford Taking to the Air - An Illustrated History of Flight (Hardcover)
Lily Ford 1
R813 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R259 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The possibilities of flight have long fascinated us. Each innovation captivated a broad public, from those who gathered to witness winged medieval visionaries jumping from towers, to those who tuned in to watch the moon landings. Throughout history, the visibility of airborne objects from the ground has made for a spectacle of flight, with sizeable crowds gathering for eighteenth-century balloon launches and early twentieth-century air shows. Taking to the Air tells the history of flight through the eye of the spectator, and later, the passenger. Focusing on moments of great cultural impact, this book is a visual celebration of the wonder of flight, based on the large and diverse collection of print imagery held by the British Library. It is a study of how flight has been thought and pictured.

Welsh Military Airfields Through Time (Paperback, UK ed.): Alan Phillips Welsh Military Airfields Through Time (Paperback, UK ed.)
Alan Phillips
R419 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It was inevitable that certain areas of Wales would be chosen as locations for airfields in times of conflict and war. The nation's distance from Continental Europe made it relatively safe from enemy attack and, therefore, ideally suited for training. It also due to its location on the western side of Great Britain near to the Western Approaches and the Atlantic convoys that the airfields in Pembrokeshire, as a peninsula, were ideally suited for Coastal Command operations into the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay. In Wales there were thirty-seven airfields and four relief landing grounds, eleven of which were operationally involved in air defence and maritime operations. Also there were numerous temporary landing areas attached to army camps associated with pre D-Day landings, which do not count as proper airfields.

From the Deck of Your Own Yacht - The Start of Flotilla Sailing and What Happened Next in the Ionian Sea (Paperback): Mike... From the Deck of Your Own Yacht - The Start of Flotilla Sailing and What Happened Next in the Ionian Sea (Paperback)
Mike Jakeways
R423 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Flotilla sailing enables thousands of people every year to charter a yacht and enjoy a holiday in a sunny foreign location: a group of boats sails together under the guidance of a lead crew. In 1974, the first holiday flotilla of eleven yachts set off from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf of Greece and no-one involved could have had any idea that they were at the beginning of something that would grow so big. It is now possible to go flotilla sailing in every continent of the world. The author traces how flotillas originated, how new cruising areas were opened up and new companies formed. He worked closely with the pioneers of this form of tourism who willingly contributed to the research into what they called 'the time of our lives': managers in one or other of the companies, skippers or engineers in charge of the boats, and clients. The second part of the book looks in detail at changes in some villages and harbours of the Ionian Sea, an area where much of the development has occurred through the influence of the boats rather than land-based tourism. It draws on conversations with taverna owners who remember when two visiting yachts was big business. Every page has coloured reproductions from the original brochures and cruising guides, and in the Ionian section modern photos are set alongside equivalent views before the yachts started coming in numbers. The book may be an introduction to flotillas, an insight into the background of the companies which now offer charters of this sort, or just a memento of a wonderful holiday.

Ford Falcon/Fairlane Australian Automotive Repair Manual - 1988 to 1993 (Paperback): Jeff Killingsworth, J. H. Haynes, Jeff... Ford Falcon/Fairlane Australian Automotive Repair Manual - 1988 to 1993 (Paperback)
Jeff Killingsworth, J. H. Haynes, Jeff Killingworth
R647 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R72 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Nissan Pulsar and Holden Astra Australian Automotive Repair Manual - 1982 to 1987 (Paperback): Peter G. Strasman Nissan Pulsar and Holden Astra Australian Automotive Repair Manual - 1982 to 1987 (Paperback)
Peter G. Strasman
R644 R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Save R71 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Holden Camira Australian Automotive Repair Manual 1982-1989 (Paperback, illustrated edition): Steve Rendle, Larry Warren Holden Camira Australian Automotive Repair Manual 1982-1989 (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Steve Rendle, Larry Warren
R649 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R71 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
VW Golf petrol & diesel - ('13-'16) 62 to 66 (Paperback): Mark Storey VW Golf petrol & diesel - ('13-'16) 62 to 66 (Paperback)
Mark Storey
R653 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R71 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hatchback & Estate ('Mk 7'). Petrol: 1.2 litre (1197cc), 1.4 litre (1395cc) & 2.0 litre (1984cc). Diesel: 1.6 litre (1598cc) & 2.0 litre (1968cc). Does NOT cover 1.0 litre 3-cylinder or 1.6/1.8 litre 4-cylinder petrol engines, all-electr

Custom Motorcycle Bike EXIF Calendar 2019 (Calendar): Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycle Bike EXIF Calendar 2019 (Calendar)
Chris Hunter
R369 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R139 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Signal Boxes and Semaphores - The Decline (Paperback): Gordon D. Webster Signal Boxes and Semaphores - The Decline (Paperback)
Gordon D. Webster
R418 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mechanical signal boxes and semaphore signals are the last vestige of Victorian technology still to be found on Britain's railways. Still surviving against all the odds in a digital era, only a few hundred 'boxes' remain in use out of the 10,000 originally built to control train movements across every inch of the network. Sadly, almost all of them are to be abolished within the next decade and replaced by twelve computerised Regional Operating Centres. The old system is still alive and well throughout a number of locations seemingly lost in time, from the remote Scottish Highlands to the busy Great Western main line. The world's largest 'box' at Shrewsbury - containing 180 levers - contrasts with many tiny level crossing cabins in Yorkshire, while single-track electric token systems have also remarkably stood the test of time on some secondary routes. In this book, Gordon D. Webster looks at the last signal boxes and semaphores with a vast selection of photographs, showing the various trains that pass in an intriguing blend of old and new. Interior views are included, showing the traditional working environment of the signalman which will also soon be lost forever.

Type 4 Locomotives of British Rail (Paperback): Andrew Walker, John Walker Type 4 Locomotives of British Rail (Paperback)
Andrew Walker, John Walker
R417 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The six principal classes of diesel locomotive that once made up the 'Type 4' classification - the 40, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 50 - were the survivors of a wider group that can trace its origins to the British Transport Commission's Modernisation Plan of 1955. Designating a power output of between 2,000 and 3,000 hp, the type once contained representatives of several non-standard and one-off prototype builds, including the Warship and Western diesel-hydraulics, which between them originally numbered over 100 examples. The scrapping, exporting or accidental writing off of the numerous Type 4 prototypes in the 1960s and early 1970s - with the exception of the ten Class 44 Peaks - left a cohort of over 900 diesel-electrics that became the real backbone of the BR fleet, including the most numerous single mainline class ever built in Britain, the 'Brush 4' - or Class 47, as it later became. This pictorial collection presents a wide-ranging selection of images of Type 4 locomotives from the late 1970s to the present day, photographed and compiled by Andrew Walker and John Walker with contributions from fellow photographer Vaughan Hellam.

Britain's Jet Age - From the Meteor to the Sea Vixen (Paperback): Guy Ellis Britain's Jet Age - From the Meteor to the Sea Vixen (Paperback)
Guy Ellis
R418 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Jet Age began in Britain in May 1941 when the Gloster E.28/39, the first British jet aircraft, made its first flight. The first British jet fighter was the Gloster Meteor, which entered service with the RAF in 1944 and went on to serve with air forces all over the world, and the RAF never looked back. This was the start of the first generation of British jet aircraft, from the Meteor and the de Havilland Vampire in the years immediately after the Second World War, through the ill-fated Comet airliner and the Hawker Sea Hawk in the 1950s to the Gloster Javelin, the start of the second generation in the 1960s. In this book, aviation historian Guy Ellis looks at the development of this first generation of British jet aircraft.

Ford Laser and Mazda 323 (FWD) Repair Manual - 1981 to 1989 (Hardcover, illustrated edition): L.Alan LeDoux, J. H. Haynes Ford Laser and Mazda 323 (FWD) Repair Manual - 1981 to 1989 (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
L.Alan LeDoux, J. H. Haynes
R643 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R71 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Mazda 323, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Mazda 323.

We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Mazda 323 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

What's covered:
Series: KA, KB, KC, KE
Body: Sedan, hatchback, wagon
Engines: 1.1 litre (E1), 1.3 litre (E3, B3), 1.5 litre (E5, B5), 1.6 litre (B6) SOHC & DOHC

London Midland Steam 1948 to 1966 (Hardcover): Peter Tuffrey London Midland Steam 1948 to 1966 (Hardcover)
Peter Tuffrey 1
R595 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R114 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book concentrates on the London Midland Region in the final years of steam traction covering the period 1948 to 1966. All major London Midland Region towns and cities are represented. - A fascinating collection of hitherto unpublished black and white photographs by former Senior British Medical Council researcher, Ben Brooksbank. - Over 275 photographs are included. - The photographs show remarkable clarity even though photographic materials were difficult to obtain during the immediate post-war period. - Many different classes of locomotives are featured, ranging from the old Midland and LNWR engines ready for withdrawal in the late 1940s, the ex- MR Johnson 0-6-0s which would survive a little longer, the Fowler classes quietly going about their business, the Stanier Class 5 and 8Fs covered in grime, but still efficient, while a bit of 'glamour' is provided by (some) neatly turned out named 'Jubilee' 4-6-0s and 'Coronation' Pacifics. The next generation of locomotives - the BR Standards - also appear, with the 'Britannia' Pacifics included along with Class 5 4-6-0s, Class 4 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6- 0s, Class 3 2-6-2Ts and the heavy freight 9F 2-10-0s. - Photographs have been taken from the line-side, on station platforms, on shed, around a number of Works and along lines which have long since disappeared. - The captions are well researched and include locomotive details as well as historical information about the various routes, stations and other architectural features

Falling Upwards - How We Took to the Air (Paperback): Richard Holmes Falling Upwards - How We Took to the Air (Paperback)
Richard Holmes 1
R368 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R101 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, 'Falling Upwards' is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic characters who disobeyed that most fundamental laws of physics and gave humans flight' New Republic, Best Books of 2013 CHOSEN AS BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR IN ** Guardian ** New Statesman ** Daily Telegraph ** New Republic ** TIME Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013 ** The New Republic Best Books of 2013 ** Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** From ambitious scientists rising above the clouds to test the air, to brave generals floating over enemy lines to watch troop movements, this wonderful book offers a seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography and the metaphysics of flight. It is a masterly portrait of human endeavour, recklessness, vision and hope. In this heart-lifting book, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. It is not a conventional history of ballooning. In a sense it is not really about balloons at all. It is about what balloons gave rise to. It is about the spirit of discovery itself and the extraordinary human drama it produces. From the dramatic and exhilarating early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar to the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher who rose seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology; and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work.

Cohen's - A Northamptonshire Railway Graveyard (Hardcover): Jeffery Grayer Cohen's - A Northamptonshire Railway Graveyard (Hardcover)
Jeffery Grayer
R717 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R153 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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