Our two heroes build a new locomotive out of scrap.
An old lady’s mobility scooter provides the parts to make a new locomotive. The only problem is how to make the wheels?
The solution is to melt some iron and pour it into moulds made of sand!
Age range 6 to 12 years.
Paperback, 32 pages with 12 watercolour pictures.
Introduction page from the book:
Peter and Grandpa’s miniature railway runs between their houses. They use it to visit each other and have had many adventures.
The steam locomotive, Fiery Fox, is a wonderful machine, but takes ages to get ready. In this book an unexpected gift from an old lady comes in very handy.
You may think that melting metal in a home workshop is far-fetched. Far from it. Grandpa Gerald, on whom these stories are based, built a mini foundry in a barn which could melt iron. His locomotive, ‘Invicta’, was built using home made castings. You can see him driving it in Peter’s Railway and the Forgotten Engine.