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About Plough Book Sales

Plough Book Sales is a small part time business that deals in books relating to tractors, old engines, earthmoving equipment, live scale model making, steam power and metal working. We do not have a shop, although an appointment can be made to call and inspect the books. Because of the part time nature of the business it is some times hard to reach us by phone, please keep trying, you will eventually get through. We also do attend, and have stalls at some of the vintage machinery rallies and modelling exhibitions throughout Victoria.
For legitimate book retailing businesses we do offer trade discounts on some items, please enquire.

Ordering Details

Please fill in the attached order form, quoting the book codes. Payment can be made by cheque, money order or major credit card (VISA or Mastercard) to Plough Book Sales. Payment should be made with the order.

Please add the following postage and handling charges to your order.

order valuepostage in Australia
$0 - $10$2.75
$10 - $20$3.85
$20 - $60$6.60
$60 - $165$10.45
over $165free

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

All the prices in this catalogue include the 10% GST.

GST is not applicable to orders sent outside Australia.

Foreign Orders

Postage is charged at cost for foreign customers, please write for a quote on postage, or check out Australia Post for an estimate. Foreign customers can pay by personal cheque, but there will be an extra bank charge for converting the cheque to Australian currency. There is no GST on foreign orders, so foreign customers can deduct 1/11th from the price.

Delivery Delays

Please note that due to the large range of books and small demand for some items, it is not possible to keep all the books in stock all of the time. Delays of normally only 12 weeks but sometimes as long as 6 months or more can occur before a back order will be filled. We generally require pre-payment with the orders, as we have to specially order in some of the books, we need a guarantee that the book will be sold when it arrives (and that is done best by getting the money first). You should always receive a note confirming receipt of your order. Unfortunately mistakes will occasionally occur, neither Plough Book Sales or Australia Post are perfect, and if your book fails to arrive please let us know.

Please allow a turn around time of about 4 weeks for all correspondence. We will reply to every letter we receive, if you do not hear from us within 4 weeks please let us know.

Price Changes & Unavailable books

All the items in this catalogue were available at the time of compilation, however over a period of time some books will go out of print. A credit note or refund (if requested) will be issued if an out of print item is ordered. Please note that we reserve the right to change prices listed at will.

The Layout of This Catalogue

This catalogue has each subject set up into separate sections for books, instructions, sales literature and transfers and decals. Each line in the catalogue consists of a book code, followed by a title/description, the number of pages, price and stock level (if any are in stock).

We also have a paper version of this catalogue available for $4.00 posted. We print the catalogue once a year, with occasional update sheets for changes. You can also register to receive an e-mail newsletter. Just send and empty e-mail to

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All correspondence to Plough Book Sales is kept confidential, we do not hand out any of our customers details to any third parties. We do from time to time post updated catalogues to past customers. If you do not want to receive these, please advise us, and we will remove you from our customer list. We do not send spam (junk e-mail).

All credit card details are kept secure after we receive them. They are not available to any third parties, and will only be used to pay for the books ordered at the time the card details were supplied (unless otherwise arranged).

If you have any concerns or believe there are some problems with the above issues, please contact us, and we will fix the problem.


This website was first set up in October 2001. It is constantly undergoing changes and improvments. We do try to update the entire website as least once a week. NOTE - The "last updated" date at the top of the pages is only an indication of when the last change in the page content occured. e.g. if there were no price changes for some weeks, then the page will not have a new date on it.

We will send replies to all e-mails at least once a week. Please note that the low quality of the phone lines, and our distance from the local exchange sometimes makes it difficult for us to connect to the Internet, so there might be some longer delays.

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Plough Book Sales, P.O. Box 14, Belmont, Vic. 3216, Australia
Phone: 03 52661262 (International +61 3 52661262)
FAX: 03 52662180 (International +61 3 52662180)
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