Early Railways: A Guide for the Modeller ePUB ✓

  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Early Railways: A Guide for the Modeller
  • Stephen Weston;Peter Chatham
  • 04 September 2018
  • 1526700166

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Early Railways: A Guide for the ModellerEarly Railways, A Guide for the Modeler will encourage and support the modeling of the earliest period of railway history, from the very beginnings of steam traction at the start of the nineteenth century, up to abouta period which for British modelers has scarcely been covered in book form Over these few decades the railways evolved from something which at the start was markedly different, into a scene that any present day railwayman would recognizeIt is a time with much to commend it from a modelers point of view The trains were much shorter and therefore easier to fit into the limited space most of us have available as, correspondingly, were the station layouts, especially at the beginning of the period Modeled at mm to the foot scale, a modern steam express would need at leastorfeet in length and a minimum curve radius offeet, whereas anexpress of a loco and a dozen carriages might be no than aboutfeet long and, behind the scenes at least, able to take curves of no thanorfeet radius, as well as being able to instantly catch the eye of the viewer

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