« Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow 6 in 1 Master Tip Tool – Silver » 3 thoughts on “Making Simple Model Steam Engines” 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful Model Steam Engines, October 18, 2008 By Robert Bottomley (Upland, Ca. USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Making Simple Model Steam Engines (Hardcover) 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. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 26 of 29 people found the following review helpful You need a lathe, October 12, 2010 By Richard Head (NY) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Making Simple Model Steam Engines (Hardcover) I’m happy with this book, but I thought it was about building simple steam engines without machine shop tools. You need a lathe for all but the first project. the skills needed are fairly simple, but unless you have a metal lathe, you will not be able to build anything in this book. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful Clear and simple instructions for model steam engines, September 12, 2008 By J. L. Everard (Australia) – This review is from: Making Simple Model Steam Engines (Hardcover) Using clear instructions, without overly technical language, this well illustrated book provides excellent guidance for making small oscillating steam engines. Some can be made with basic tools – drill, vise, square and scribe. And by separating engine, boiler and burner designs you can mix and match to suit your own creative ideas. It is also good for those who just want a better understanding of how steam engines work. I recommend this book highly. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.