Early Railways

Editeur : Pen and Sword Date de sortie: 2019-01-30

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Early Railways, A Guide for the modeler will encourage and support the modelling of the earliest period of railway history, from the very beginnings of steam traction at the start of the nineteenth century, up to about 1880; a 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 recognize.It 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. Modelled at 7mm to the foot scale a modern steam express would need at least 12 or 13 feet in length and a minimum curve radius of 6 feet, whereas an 1840 express of a loco and a dozen carriages might be no more than about 6 feet long and, behind the scenes at least, able to take curves of no more than 2 or 3 feet radius, as well as being able to instantly catch the eye of the viewer.

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Information complémentaires

Genre: Model railways

Collection: Pen and Sword Transport

Format: EPub

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9781526700186

Information complémentaires

Genre: Model railways

Collection: Pen and Sword Transport

Format: EPub

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9781526700186

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