100 Postcards of Iconic Bicycles
Touring, mountain, road and recumbent bicycles, BMX bikes, tandems and folding bikes... Each of 100 modern-era bicycles is photographed against an immaculate white background for these semi-matt postcards. There are technical details on the reverse sides and the whole set is contained in a smart red and white card box.
Type 57 Grand Prix – A Celebration
Winner of the French Grand Prix in 1936 and Le Mans in 1937, the Bugatti Type 57G Tank remains one of the most glamorous and recognizable of vintage racing cars. With design diagrams and archive photographs, this analysis of Jean Bugatti’s classic car describes its racing career and evolution through the Types 57, 57S and 59 as well as identifying the race-to-race body and chassis differences of the competition models.
The Kübelwagen and the amphibious Schwimmwagen, the standard issue milltary utility vehicles used by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS in the Second World War, were based on the Volkswagen, and originally designed by Ferdinand Porsche. Written by acclaimed military history author David Doyle, this is a fully illustrated guide to their design, history, construction and operation, including detailed technical diagrams and contemporary photos.
Fold Your Own Racers and Battle Your Friends
Team Blue Wolf and Team Yellow Shark battle extra-terrestrial monsters and race across the galaxy in this futuristic activity book. Using the paper and stickers provided, readers follow step-by-step instructions to create the two teams of spacecraft and monsters, before staging a table-top contest. Age 10+
These 16 projects, by four renowned origami artists, use a range of techniques, from traditional folds to more recent methods, such as electro and wet folding. There are tips on tools and materials, clear instructions and photographs, and projects designed to advance the crafter's skills, including wall art, jewellery and decorative pieces.
The Mister Softee Story
Famous Fleets: Volume Five
Steve Tillyer presents the history of Mister Softee mobile ice cream, from its origins in Philadelphia, USA, to the introduction of the vans to the UK by Smiths of Gateshead motor vehicle body manufacturers and the subsequent involvement of Lyons Maid and Nestlé.
LMS Railway Road Vehicles
Famous Fleets: Volume Six
As well as the innovative Mechanical Horses, this survey of the London, Midland and Scotland Railway’s road vehicles from 1923 to 1947 includes buses and coaches, tractors and trailers, livestock transporters, and wartime conversions. Slightly off-mint.
Nostalgia Road: Volume Five
In the 1930s, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway needed to mechanize their delivery service: the solution, the Karrier Motors’ Mechanical Horse, was an important advance in road haulage – the forerunner of the articulated lorry, albeit with three wheels.
Bedford Light Commercials of the 1950s & '60s
Classic Marques: Volume Three
Continuing the Bedford story, the authors examine the 5-cwt to 35-cwt range of commercial vehicles produced by Vauxhall Motors during the 1950s and 1960s to meet the dramatically increasing demand as post-war Britain began to prosper.
20 Prehistoric Origami Projects with Paper Sheets to Get You Started
Including models ranging from a simple fern to a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a hatching baby dinosaur, the 20 projects in this illustrated guide explain how to make a collection of famous prehistoric creatures. Eight sheets of patterned origami paper are provided, and the book contains dinosaur profiles; advice on paper sizes, folding symbols and required skill levels; and comprehensive step-by-step instructions. Age 9+
Paper Folding with Children
Fun and Easy Origami Projects
Some tips that make origami simpler for beginners are to use plain paper rather than patterned so that the fold marks are clearer, and to use a bone folder (a plastic tool that allows you to make sharp creases easily). This introduction to paper folding presents 26 projects of varying difficulty from ladybirds and paper boats to spaceships and butterflies. Age 5+
Russian Motor Vehicles
The CZARIST Period 1784 to 1917
The Russo-Baltic Waggon Works of Riga in Latvia was the most prominent manufacturer of motors in the Russian Empire before the Revolution, producing vehicles to rival the best German or American designs. This analysis of the industry in Russia places it in the context of engineering innovation in the Czarist period and, with 90 illustrations and archive photographs, assesses the vehicles produced before 1917, from early steam and electric experiments to motorcycles, cars, trucks and military vehicles.
The Prestige Series
A boom period for bus operators in Cambridge was coming to an end in the 1950s as services were gradually cut, larger vehicles were used and driver-only operation was introduced. This history charts the scene in the area up until deregulation in the 1980s with nearly 200 photographs showing the many operators and the wide variety of vehicles that were in service.