Model Railway Engines: Pleasures and Treasures
Author: J.E. Minns
published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Hardcover with dust jacket
24 plates in full color; approximately 100 illustrations in black and white
Since the beginning of recorded history, men have felt the urge to recreate in miniature objects that surround them in everyday life. At the end of the eighteenth and throughout the nineteeth century to the present day, the railways have developed into the highly organized networks so vital to the economic sturcture of the world today.
In this book, J. E. Minns, a British authority on the history of models, sets out to describe and illustrate the fascinating transition from the early inventors’ development models and instrument makers’ patent and exhibition models to the commercially produced ones of the present day. These range from the earliest “Birmingham piddlers”, with their incessantly wobbling dribble valves, to the highly developed universal toy locomotive industry with its faithful reproductions of well-known prototypes.
The author covers the art from its status as recreation enjoyed by the moneyed few to one of the most widely adopted home activities, a period stretching from 1797 to the present day. The book included comparisons between model and full-size prototypes and a collection of objects discussed in chronological order, incorporating British, American, Continental and Far Eastern machines.
Made In: Italy
Product Condition: Used
Product Type: Book > Hardcover Book
J. E. Minns
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