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Christopher G. C. Vine

Christopher G. C. Vine

  • 5 stars across 19 books
Since a very small boy, Chris has always loved everything mechanical, especially steam engines. The first workshop was in his bedroom where he made an electric go-kart aged 8, followed by a mini-bike powered by the engine from a petrol lawn mower.He spent many holidays on a friend's farm where there was a miniature railway across a field and so started a love of making model steam locomotives. The latest is Bongo, 8 feet long and the inspiration for Fiery Fox in the books.Chris wanted to share his love and knowledge of railways and engineering: Peter's Railway is the result.
6th June 2012

Peter's Railway Now and Then

A dream come true: Peter is invited to ride in the cab of a large modern diesel locomotive! Luckily the journey was not... MorePeter's Railway Now and Then

(2 reviews) Review
12th December 2009

Peter's Railway and the Forgotten Engine

This is book 3 in the series. Peter and his Grandpa have built a miniature steam railway across their farm, linking thei... MorePeter's Railway and the Forgotten Engine

(2 reviews) Review
9th September 2009

Peter's Railway and the Moonlight Express

This is book 2 in the series. Peter and his Grandpa have built a miniature steam railway across their farm, linking thei... MorePeter's Railway and the Moonlight Express

(2 reviews) Review
6th June 2011

Peter's Railway Christmas Steam

Peter saves Christmas! - In this charming and gentle tale, Peter and Grandpa save the day with a wonderful tale of nig... MorePeter's Railway Christmas Steam

(2 reviews) Review
1st May 2012

Peter's Railway Molten Metal

Peter and Grandpa make a little electric loco from an old mobility scooter and bits of wood and metal from around the fa... MorePeter's Railway Molten Metal

(1 review) Review
1st July 2011

Peter's Railway Surprise Goods

A bed-time story with a twist. "Once upon a time - there was an extra special train with a top secret load." Electric,... MorePeter's Railway Surprise Goods

(1 review) Review
6th June 2010

Peter's Railway to the Rescue

In Book 4 of this fascinating and educational series, Peter and Grandpa are faced with the coldest winter anyone can rem... MorePeter's Railway to the Rescue

(1 review) Review
5th May 2011

Peter's Railway a Dark and Stormy Night

Grandpa tells one of his amazing but true stories after a mishap on the farm railway. It is a tale about a train crash ... MorePeter's Railway a Dark and Stormy Night

(1 review) Review
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