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Who was Timothy Hackworth?

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Timothy Hackworth has now largely been forgotten, but he was was a key figure in the early development of steam locomotives,  was influential in the first [...]

What George Stephenson Taught Me About Building Model Railways

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George Stephenson (1781-1848) was one of the all time great engineers. But you already knew that. What you probably don’t know are all the wonderful things [...]

What Isambard Kingdom Brunel could teach us about model railways

Looking for advice on how to build a model railway? Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the greatest engineer ever, could teach you a lot. [...]