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.
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.
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