Join Curator, Anthony Coulls, and discover the beauty of locomotive engineering and journey through 100 years of model-making.
Brass, Steel and Fire highlights the great age of experimentation when vicars, lace makers and engineers breathed life into hissing, steaming miniature locomotives.
Explore a selection of beautifully intricate homemade creations, including some of the oldest of their kind, and delve into the stories of these humble makers who produced extraordinary machines entirely from scratch.
Book your free ticket to visit Brass, Steel and Fire at the Science Museum now –
00: 00 Introduction
00: 45 What is a ‘Dribbler’?
01: 37 The World’s Oldest working model steam engine
02: 16 Cosmo Bonsar
02: 40 Topsy
02: 50 Salamanca: The world’s oldest model train
03: 17 Twin cylinder locomotive
03: 46 Fire King
04: 15 100 years of model making
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