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Books by Christopher G. C. Vine

  • Peter's Railway and the Moonlight Express

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BHMNV
    Hardback
    This is book 2 in the series. Peter and his Grandpa have built a miniature steam railway across their farm, linking their houses. It is a scenic journey, crossing fields, woodland and running beside a river. For Peter the great excitement of this book is learning to drive the steam engine, Fiery Fox. It is what he has been waiting for since they started to build the railway. Apart from one disastrous escapade, everything works as they intended. The story finishes with the railway running at night, taking Grandma to a surprise birthday dinner. They also extend the railway and build a turntable so the engine can always face forwards for pulling the trains. As with Book 1, the story is combined with lots of simply explained technical information and diagrams, contained in pages at the ends of relevant chapters. More parts of the steam engine and railway are explored.
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  • Peter's Railway to the Rescue

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BFYRQ
    Hardback
    In Book 4 of this fascinating and educational series, Peter and Grandpa are faced with the coldest winter anyone can remember. How are they going to feed the animals when the tractor has frozen solid? The first construction project is to make a snow plough for the miniature railway. However the really big project for this book is making the watermill on the river. They then have to connect it to the house to supply free electricity. Of course there are plenty of adventures (and mis-adventures!) along the way and second daring rescue at the end. Grandpa also tells some more of his amazing-but-true stories from the old railways. 30 more watercolour pictures by John Wardle.
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  • Peter's Railway

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BISMS
    Hardback
    This is book 1 of a fascinating and educational series. "Peter's Railway" is the story of a young boy who lives with his family in a cottage at the edge of his Grandpa's farm. It is a long way by road between their two houses and Grandpa does not own a car. So to make visiting each other easier, they build a miniature steam railway. They have some adventures along the way and use all sorts of machines and tools to help them in their great building project. In quiet moments, Grandpa tells Peter some incredible tales from the old times on the railways. The story ends with the grand opening ceremony with the first steam train running the full length of the scenic railway, through the fields, woods and past the river. The book combines the story with lots of simply explained technical information and diagrams. They are on pages at the ends of relevant chapters to avoid getting in the way of the story.
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  • Peter's Railway and the Forgotten Engine

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BIOTD
    Hardback
    This is book 3 in the series. Peter and his Grandpa have built a miniature steam railway across their farm, linking their houses. It is a scenic journey, crossing fields, woodland and running beside a river. In this third book they extend the line to Yockletts Village. They tell Grandma the extension is for her to go shopping, but they have a secret plan to run trains at high speed. Along the way the two heroes discover a long forgotten traction engine which they put back to work and Grandma has a hair-raising escape. To celebrate the opening of the new line, The Great Train Race is organised with lots of visiting locomotives. Who will win? As in the previous books, the technical information and diagrams are at the end of relevant chapters, explaining how railways and engines work. Some of the drawings are familiar from the first two books, but the science and engineering explored is different. If the reader has enjoyed the technical information in books one and two, they will find this book takes them further.
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  • Peter's Railway to the Rescue

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BFVOC
    Hardback
    In Book 4 of this fascinating and educational series, Peter and Grandpa are faced with the coldest winter anyone can remember. How are they going to feed the animals when the tractor has frozen solid? The first construction project is to make a snow plough for the miniature railway. However the really big project for this book is making the watermill on the river. They then have to connect it to the house to supply free electricity. Of course there are plenty of adventures (and mis-adventures!) along the way and second daring rescue at the end. Grandpa also tells some more of his amazing-but-true stories from the old railways. 30 more watercolour pictures by John Wardle.
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  • Peter's Railway a Bit of Energy

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BEYKJ
    Paperback
    A technical story book for inquisitive minds - Grandpa tries to answer a tricky question. "Where does the little steam train get its energy from?" A simple lump of coal from the time of dinosaurs!!! This wonderful story describes the physics of energy conversion in a way children can understand. Visually exciting and it even covers photosynthesis. Watercolours by John Wardle. Age 6-12.
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  • Peter's Railway Christmas Steam

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BEWTR
    Paperback
    Peter saves Christmas! - In this charming and gentle tale, Peter and Grandpa save the day with a wonderful tale of night-time steam train adventures to Santa's woodland grotto, magically lit up by hundreds of tiny lamps. This "Little" Peter's Railway book is aimed at younger readers (3 - 6 years). There are lots of simple details on making things and running a miniature steam train. With 12 watercolour pictures by John Wardle.
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  • Peter's Railway a Dark and Stormy Night

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BEVFR
    Paperback
    Grandpa tells one of his amazing but true stories after a mishap on the farm railway. It is a tale about a train crash many years ago; so crazy you could not make it up!! Luckily no one gets hurt when a couple of houses get demolished - . Watercolours by John Wardle. Age 6-12.
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  • Peter's Railway Surprise Goods

    Christopher G. C. Vine

    Product Code: BETPH
    Paperback
    A bed-time story with a twist. "Once upon a time - there was an extra special train with a top secret load." Electric, diesel and finally steam engines, all help to make sure the special delivery arrives on time, but what will it be?...This "Little" Peter's Railway book is aimed at younger readers (3 - 6 years), there is some simple engineering buried in the story and 12 watercolour pictures by John Wardle.
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