Manual of Model Steam Locomotive Construction

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About the book (from the jacket cover):

This is a revised and much enlarged edition of a book which has been acclaimed all over the world. It has been written to provide practical help and information for engineers who build model steam locomotives of any gauge between 2-1/2 in. and 10-3/4 in. Each part of the locomotive is dealt with by the author, and his instructions are supplemented by drawings and photographs. It is the most comprehensive book on the subject and enables builders of small locomotives to go ahead with their work with full confidence. The authro is well known as a designer of model steam locomotives and has studied both model and full-size railways for many years.
Martin Evans is the former editor of the magazine Model Engineer, and before that was engaged professionally in the design, manufacture, and repair of model locomotives of all gauges. he was responsible for the model Garratt locomotive and train supplied to Rhodesia Railways in connection with the Cecil Rhodes centenary exhibition. He is the authority on model steam locomotives and his book is accepted as the standard work on construction.


  • Author: Martin Evans
  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Model & Allied Publications; 4th Ed., revised & enlarged edition (1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852421613
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852421611

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