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Toy Trains

1935-1975 by Leggett, Bob Code: 55265 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publication date: 04/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $15.99
The 00 gauge train set was the ultimate `boy's toy' of the 1950s and '60s.Electric 00 gauge trains were introduced by Trix and Hornby Dublo in the mid-1930s, but the Second World War quickly halted production. However, they burst back onto the post-war scene with great success, and 00 quickly became the dominant scale in Britain, and was taken up by other large manufacturers including Tri-ang. Whilst the components of the sets themselves were often basic, they could be transformed into astonishing landscapes in the hands of imaginative builders. The sheer number of box sets, locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and accessories gave everyone the ability to form a bespoke layout. This beautifully illustrated introduction to the heyday of clockwork and electric 00 gauge trains tells their story up until 1975, when finer detailing and changing trends led to them becoming enthusiasts' models rather than children's toys.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: SHIRE
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 210mm X 149mm
Code: 55265
Foreword by Richard Lines Introduction The Beginning to 1945 Post-war Austerity: Smaller Companies Post-war Hornby Dublo and Trix The Giant Awakes: Enter Tri-Ang European HO Gauge in Britain Tri-Ang Hornby and Hornby Railways 1966-75 Beyond 1975 Appendices: Accessories; Retailers; Bertram Otto Places to Visit Further Reading Index