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"How to Build a Model Steam Launch"

* 3 DVD set *

over 5 hours of highly detailed video instructions

Very Easy to Understand - Ideal for Beginners

Available in PAL & NTSC (USA) Format

A comprehensive step by step instruction manual on 3 DVDs

only £24.99

includes FREE Download of the CAD Drawings for the Launch


Also available from MainSteam Models - by Internet Download

The essential beginner's guide to live steam:

Using a Coal fired Boiler with a Stuart Turner 5A Interesting article about running a Stuart Turner 5A

A Twin Boiler Steam Plant - Construction of a very special steam plant - with a video link

The Refubishment of a Stuart Turner No 4 Steam Engine The title says it all!

My Garden Railway Building a 7 1/4 inch gauge steam railway around the garden

Modifications to the Design of a Miniature Steam Engine - useful information on how to drastically reduce wear (Keith Appleton)

Boiler Capacity to Engine Size Calculator Very useful program (available as a Zipfile download) written in Microsoft Excel format and very easy to use for checking the boiler capacity required for your steam engine size, - Kindly translated into English & submitted by Olof Anjou.

Buying Model Steam Boats - Which Type? Deciding on which type of steam boat to buy - be careful - ! (Keith Appleton)

Silver Soldering for Beginners Edited extract from "The Complete Guide to Miniature Steam"(Keith Appleton)

Building a Model Steam Launch in Progress A few photographs & descriptions of buildng in progress (Keith Appleton)

Running Stuart Turner Steam Engines in Steam Boats Tips on using cast iron steam engines (Keith Appleton)

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