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Christopher G. C. Vine

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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.
    8th August 2008

    Peter's Railway: the Story of a New Railway : Some Stories from the Old Railways and How-it-works

    This is book 1 of a fascinating and educational series. "Peter's Railway" is the story of a young boy who lives with his... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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,... More

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    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... More

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    8th August 2011

    Peter's Railway a Bit of Energy

    A technical story book for inquisitive minds - Grandpa tries to answer a tricky question. "Where does the little steam ... More

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