Heywood’s treatise on the laying out and management of very narrow gauge railways, based on the line he laid out on his own estate, was originally only issued privately to friends . His work paved the way for the Ravenglass, Fairbourne, Romney Hythe & Dymchurch and all the other miniature railways which followed.The book comprises 59 pages of writings, with 23 black and white plates of photographs and diagrams.
The dust wrapper is in good condition only, with yellowing to the spine and edges, bumping and rubbing to the extremities, a .5 cm closed tear to the base of the spine, a 2.5 closed tear and very small chip to the bottom corner and general handling marks.
There is an original price sticker to the front inside flap.
The binding is tight.
There is spotting and light tanning to the page edges.
Internally, the content is clean and unmarked and in vg condition.
Heywood’s Minimum Gauge Railways:
Their Application, Construction, and Working
‘Being an account of the origin and evolution of the 15 in. gauge line at Duffield Bank, near Derby; also of the installation of a similar line at Eaton Hall, near Chester; together with various notes on the uses of such Railways, and on the results of some experimental investigations relating thereto.’
Sir Arthur Percival Heywood, Bart., M.A.
- Publisher:Turntable Publications, 1974
- A photo-litho reprint of the third and final edition of 1898
- 18 x 25 cm