The Model Railway Men

The Model Railway Men Mark s model railway was the most important thing in the world to him It was not just a toy but a carefully worked out system designed to operate as much like the real thing as possible And for Mark

  • Title: The Model Railway Men
  • Author: Ray Pope
  • ISBN: 9780356032603
  • Page: 363
  • Format: None
  • Mark s model railway was the most important thing in the world to him It was not just a toy but a carefully worked out system designed to operate as much like the real thing as possible And for Mark, of course, the real thing meant the Southern and L.M.S railways in the great age of steam.But what Mark did not realise, until he saw the pullover, was that he and his fathMark s model railway was the most important thing in the world to him It was not just a toy but a carefully worked out system designed to operate as much like the real thing as possible And for Mark, of course, the real thing meant the Southern and L.M.S railways in the great age of steam.But what Mark did not realise, until he saw the pullover, was that he and his father were not the only steam enthusiasts in the house The pullover was so small as it lay on a bench at the end of the station platform on his railway Old, torn and grubby as it was, and much too tiny even for a doll to wear, Mark realised at once that it was a real pullover So he waited motionless, hardly daring to breathe, for its owner to come and claim it That was how he met the first of the model railway men, Telford Steam and the smell of oil were what Telford and his sons and grand sons loved and soon Mark was learning things about his railway that he had never known before But the railway people were a big responsibility, too They had to be kept hidden from his parents

    One thought on “The Model Railway Men”

    1. Four stars largely for nostalgia value (I read this first as a boy). It's an ok story for an kids book but it does rather end abruptly and you are clearly anticipated to continue reading other books in the series. It will be of interest to anyone interested in steam railways or railways in general. Some of the terms used are UK specific (as is some of the dialogue) which may irk readers in the US (and I think did annoy another reviewer on ). Also worth noting that the kindle version has a few tr [...]

    2. The premise of this is pretty similar "Castle in the Attic" with less life lessons and people facing their fears. There is a lot of railroad lingo and terms and at first I thought we'd have fun learning some railroad jargon. But nothing was ever defined, so I just never knew what they were talking about. Combine that with the endless talk of the British cities the railroad would stop in, and there were pages and pages where I had no idea what was being said. I read this aloud to my boys, and I d [...]

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