Building Simple Model Steam Engines
by Tubal Cain

150 x 210mm

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England


ISBN 978-1-85486-104-7

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Extract from back cover of book:

There is a fascination ahout the simple oscillating steam engine which attracts even the builders of true-scale, exact to prototype quadruple expansion marine engines! It may be their sheer simplicity of mechanism, it may be memories of childhood days when 'Father Christmas' put one in the stocking, or may be just the fun of seeing the machine work. This book describes the making of four such models.

The author built all four and apart from the last, all have been featured in articles in the Model Engineer and elsewhere.

Designs and methods of construction are clearly detailed, with instructions that even a beginner will be able to follow.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Chapter One - Ways And Means

Chapter Two - POLLY
- A Vertical Steam Plant

Chapter Three - ELIZABETH
- A Horizontal Steam Power Plant

Chapter Four - HERCULES
- A Working Model Steam Crane

Chapter Five - JENNY WREN
- A Miniature Vertical Steam Engine