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.
Stan Bray is a model engineer of long experience. He is founder and former editor of Model Engineer's Workshop, former editor of Engineering in Miniature and Associate Editor of Model Engineer. He has written many books, including Metalworking - Tools and Techniques and Milling for Crowood.