Wild Swan Books
Locomotive ConstructionFrom Scratch and Etched Kits - Part Two
Softback - 144 pages - £26.95Contents
- Running Plate, Valance & Splashers
- Loco Boilers
- The Smokebox
- Parallel & Taper Boilers
- Loco Cabs
- Sundry Details
- Injectors, Ejectors & Lubricators
- Buffers & Couplings
- Lamp Irons, Vacuum & Steam Pipes
- Traction Supply
- The Basic Lathe and its Operation
This is the second of two volumes written by the late Geoff Kent which, taken together, cover his approach to model locomotive building. The books form a practical guide to the techniques and methods used by Geoff over many years for creating scratch-building and kit-built locomotives.
Volume One started with a general introduction to tools, materials and techniques and then progressed to building the 'below the running plate' components - frames, suspension, valve gear, etc. This book covers the rest of the locomotive build. As with Volume One, it is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and numerous sketches and line drawings.