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Track Atlas of Mainland Britain

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Inversnecky

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Does anyone have this book? What’s all inside, presumably more than just line maps?

Debating whether to buy or not....
 

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I have a 2009 edition, I’d say it was roughly equivalent to having all the “Quail” type maps in one book, but at slightly less detail. It‘s geographically much more correct, which of course ordinary Quail volumes are not. Mine has 133 pages of maps and 24 for the index. Dense areas of track have larger scale separate maps as you’d expect.

Let me know which area of Scotland you’re in and I could scan the page for you? (Although the link now provided in post #5 will give you the general idea anyway.)
 
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A tad expensive at £27.95 but the 3rd edition is a useful publication IMHO. Also includes map inset details for many major town and city stations and local networks, overlay maps of most GB tram and light rail networks (e.g. London Tramlink, Midland Metro, Manchester Metrolink and Sheffield Supertram) and a comprehensive place name index.
 

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I personally prefer the diagrammatic Quail books, and the Baker atlas for the more 'overview' map.
 

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The other images shown on the website give a good indication of what it looks like inside.

 

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The other images shown on the website give a good indication of what it looks like inside.

Thanks, I didn’t realise there was an associated website.
 

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I have a 2009 edition, I’d say it was roughly equivalent to having all the “Quail” type maps in one book, but at slightly less detail. It‘s geographically much more correct, which of course ordinary Quail volumes are not. Mine has 133 pages of maps and 24 for the index. Dense areas of track have larger scale separate maps as you’d expect.

Let me know which area of Scotland you’re in and I could scan the page for you? (Although the link now provided in post #5 will give you the general idea anyway.)
Sorry, I missed this before, that’s very kind of you indeed. It would be interesting to see Inverness or Edinburgh Waverley.

I have just ordered the book below. Presumably it has much the same thing?

 

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Sorry, I missed this before, that’s very kind of you indeed. It would be interesting to see Inverness or Edinburgh Waverley.

I have just ordered the book below. Presumably it has much the same thing?

That’s what’s usually referred to as a “Quail” book, as others have mentioned, there’s the set of 6 that cover the country. What I do is to have the up to date vol 5 (“Southern Region” and LU) for its higher level of detail, (£15.95 last time) and use the Atlas to give me an overview of the rest of the country. Here’s the Inverness page.
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That's the Inverness area page from the £27.95 "TrackAtlas" book, isn't it?

P.S. I have the "Quail" booklets as being in 5 volumes. Is there now a 6th?
 

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That's the Inverness area page from the £27.95 "TrackAtlas" book, isn't it?

P.S. I have the "Quail" booklets as being in 5 volumes. Is there now a 6th?
Yes it is the Atlas, it’s in response to my offer in post #2 and reply in post #8...

I expect the whole 6 book set includes the Ireland book, and maybe not too many people have that one.
 
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I expect the whole 6 book set includes the Ireland book, and maybe not too many people have that one.
Thanks for clarifying. Don't already have a copy of the one for Ireland. On checking, I believe that a revised new edition of this Volume 6 "Quail" booklet for Ireland is actually planned to be due out in 2021, so might get one then.
 

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I have a 3rd Edition 2017. I find it useful to better understand some of the threads on here which dive off into unknown territory. So often a simple missing connection makes an otherwise apparently easy movement far more complex. Subsequent reference to OS and historical maps usually shows why that connection would be very difficult to make, or restore.
 

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That’s what’s usually referred to as a “Quail” book, as others have mentioned, there’s the set of 6 that cover the country. What I do is to have the up to date vol 5 (“Southern Region” and LU) for its higher level of detail, (£15.95 last time) and use the Atlas to give me an overview of the rest of the country. Here’s the Inverness page.
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Thanks for that. I'll have to read the glossary when mine arrives. What does, for example 0m 39ch signify? If this miles and a radio channel number? RETB?
 
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