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Miniature Railways

by Henshaw, David Code: 60773 Format: Paperback Publication date: 02/04/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $19.99

There are more than 400 miniature railways in Britain. Some are hidden away and privately owned, others are parkland attractions, and some - such as the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch - are large commercial enterprises. They come in an array of gauges (from 5 inches up to 15 inches and sometimes beyond), but their most definitive characteristic is that they can carry passengers, whether sitting astride the rolling stock or inside enclosed carriages. In this colourfully illustrated guide, David Henshaw offers a concise history of miniature railways from the nineteenth century to the modern day, including a whistle-stop tour of the most notable examples open to the public - including the Ravenglass & Eskdale, Bure Valley and Eastleigh Lakeside railways - exploring their layouts, engineering and rolling stock.

Introduction The 5-inch Railway 71/4-inch Gauge 8-inch to 12-inch Gauge 121/4-inch to 15-inch Gauge Further Reading Places to Visit Index

Format: Paperback
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
Publication date: 02/04/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 210.00mm X 149.00mm
Code: 60773

David Henshaw has published several books on railways and bicycle technology. He also writes, edits, illustrates and distributes two specialist magazines: Since 1993, A to B, a bi-monthly magazine about green transport technology, joined in 2006 by Miniature Railway, a magazine covering the history, operation and technology of miniature railways of all kinds.