This beautiful book — Train: The Definitive Visual History — will inspire big dreams in any model train lover.
From the Smithsonian, this 320 page book covers the history of the train from the invention of the steam-powered locomotive, in the 1800s, up to the present day. The facts and photos in this book will give you ideas for expanding your model railway, whether it has a historic theme, or represents a modern rail system.
This book will make a lovely gift, even for someone who doesn’t have any model trains yet. It will keep you busy for hours, while you pore over the fascinating pages.
There is a detailed index too, which is very important in a big reference book – you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for, or go back to something you found previously.