Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 68
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"Steam Trains and Jigsaw Puzzles" strikes most people as an intriguing title. The origin is simple, however - my trainspotting youth has been synchronized with a later interest in jigsaw puzzles. The result is expensive - I have a collection of over 250 jigsaws depicting British steam railways. The conclusion is impossible - there are over 500 steam railway jigsaw puzzles to collect and they are being supplemented annually. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway marked the arrival of the true passenger railway service in 1830 and presented jigsaw manufacturers with another subject on which to focus. Prior to this date the jigsaw experience, started by John Spilsbury in c1760, was restricted to subjects such as religion, geography, history, monarchs, the alphabet and art. Many characteristics combine to form the basis of nostalgic images buried indelibly in the minds of people who travelled in the steam railway age. Manufacturers have not been slow to tap into this nostalgia and produce...