Model Steam Engines

Model Steam Engines

By Bob Gordon

Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780852639061, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2010

Model engineering was popularized by pioneering steam enthusiasts, and rapidly grew into an exciting worldwide hobby for amateur engineers. This book describes how model steam engines work, outlines the development of the machine tools used to build the models, and investigates the seven different categories of model engines, which include models built to support patent applications, and those built purely for pleasure.
The author, himself a model steam locomotive driver, also delves into the possible pitfalls and practicalities of scale model engineering. Generously illustrated, this is guaranteed to interest any aspiring engineer, as well as collectors of steam engines.

About the Author
Bob Gordon has written for major publications in the United States and England. His previous works include books about beloved Philadelphia teams like the 1960 Eagles and the 1985 Villanova Wildcats. He is also an executive communication coach and strategist, respected travel and restaurant writer, humor columnist, French tutor, and guitar teacher/performer.