Making Simple Model Steam Engines, Hardback Book

Making Simple Model Steam Engines Hardback

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In this book, long-time model maker Stan Bray describes the construction of a range of uncomplicated miniature steam engines, for construction by the model engineer.

Single-acting oscillator to more sophisticated twin-cylinder double-acting engines are described as well as the construction of a range of boilers.

The final project brings together engine and boiler into a simple steam railway locomotive.

Full drawings in both metric and imperial formats are included.

Every project in this book can be completed with a minimum of workshop tools, and they are a perfect way into model engineering for the uninitiated, and the ideal relaxation for the more experienced engineer.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 192 black & white photographs and drawings
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Model railways
  • ISBN: 9781861267733



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This is one of the better Model Engineering books that I have read. The author gives clear instructions on building oscillating steam engines and boilers from the very simple to the more complicated. Clear drawings and instructions are given for each model, although there are a few errors in the drawings, they are not too hard to work around. Each model has two sets of drawings, one with dimensions in the metric system and the other with Imperial dimensions. I can highly reccomend this book to anyone who wishes to build their first model engine and boiler.

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