Building Simple Model Steam Engines

Description

There is a fascination about 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 it may just be the fun of seeing the machine work. This book describes the making of four such models: Polly - a vertical steam plant. Elizabeth - a horizontal steam power plant. Hercules - a working model steam crane. Jenny Wren - a miniature vertical steam engine. The author built all four himself, and the first three were all featured in articles which appeared in Model Engineer magazine and elsewhere. Designs and methods of construction are clearly detailed with instructions that even a beginner will be able to follow.

Details

Author(s)
Tubal Cain
Format
Paperback | 112 pages
Dimensions
148 x 210 x 7.11mm | 158g
Publication date
10 Jan 1998
Publisher
Special Interest Model Books
Publication City/Country
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
UK ed.
Illustrations note
49 scale plans & drawings; 8 b+w photographs
ISBN10
1854861042
ISBN13
9781854861047
Bestsellers rank
48,123