Trains: Complete History

Trains: Complete History

# 010113

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Item #: 010113
ISBN: 9781626861565
Grades: 4-AD

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An icon of the Industrial Revolution, railroads were essential to the progress of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today's trains travel at speeds up to 268 miles per hour and continue to push the limits. Trains: A Complete History provides an excellent overview of the train models that were groundbreaking in their respective eras. The scope of progress comes to life on these pages from the 1830 Best Friend of Charleston, whose passengers were to said to have traveled "on the wings of the wind" at a whopping top speed of 25 miles per hour, to the 2012 hybrid-powered Japan Railway HD300, which uses 36 percent less fuel than traditional trains and travels at speeds up to 70 miles per hour. Complete with a detachable collection of press-out model train pieces, Trains: A Complete History is the two-in-one book that will have train enthusiasts tooting their horns and hollering, "All aboard!"

A novel series of hands-on books for machine lovers! Each book contains 50 cardstock models to assemble. The top portion of each page features a historical overview and some highlights of the machine to construct, while the lower section contains the full color, punch-out pieces. A section in the back of each book has detailed assembly instructions for each model. Craft glue is required for all the models, and some younger builders may need a helping hand when trying to fit pieces together. The hours of model-building fun in each books will result in some very attractive little machines about 5-6 inches in length. - Zach

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Simon Heptinstall
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Thunder Bay Press
1.9 (lbs.)
11.75" x 8.75" x 0.62"
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Great book for the train loving older boys
My son is 10, and I got him this book for his 10th birthday. He still oves Thomas the Tang Engine and anything to do with trains. I thought this would be a neat way to bring history into it so he could learn history while learning about his favorite subject: Trains. The models are not real sturdy, but appropriate to sit on a shelf to look at. My son needs help to assemble them, but it is a joy to do it together with him. We enjoyed reading about the history of trains and seeing how they have changed and improved with time. This is a good gift for someone about this age or older, but I would not recommend it for little kids as the trains are really not meant to be played with and they do require adult supervision to assemble.
May 20, 2017
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