Model Railway Engines
published by Octopus Books
hardcover with dust jacket
Throughout recorded history, man has felt the urge to recreate in miniature the objects that surround him in everyday life. From the end of the eighteenth century and throughout the nineteeth century to the present, the railways have become a highly organized network.
J. E. Minns describes the fascinating transition from the early inventors’ development models and instrument makers’ patent and exhibition models to the modern commercially produced ones. These range from the earliest “Birmingham piddlers”, with their incessantly wobbling dribble valves, to the sophisticated toy locomotive industry with its faithful reproductions of well-known prototypes.
The author covers the art of model railway engines from 1797 until the present day and illustrates a large number of machines, 32 in color, from Europe, America and the Far East.
Made In: Hong Kong
Product Condition: Used
Product Type: Book > Hardcover Book
J. E. Minns
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