178 page paperback in good pre-read condition. Published 1978 by International Publications Service.
This is the 4th revised edition of Martin Evan’s Manual of Model Steam Locomotive Construction published in 1978 (1st Edition was published in 1960 by Percival Marshall) – it is 172 pages of practical help and guidance for model engineers who build model steam locomotives of any gauge between 1.25in and 10.25 in. Each part of the locomotive is dealt with by the author, and his instructions are supplemented by drawings and photographs. Quote from dj flap: ‘It is the most comprehensive book on the subject and enables builders of small locomotives to go ahead with their work with full confidence. It will help the reader select gauge and scale, type of locomotive, learn the general principles of design; it looks at mainframes, stretchers, axleboxes and crankpins; not forgetting wheels, axles, crank axles, crank-pins, bogies, pony and radial trucks, cylinders and details, crossheads and motion details, valve gears: link motions, valve gears: radial gears, boilers, boiler fittings, lubrication, pumps, injectors, brakes, platework, tenders, tanks and fittings, fuels, raising steam and driving the finished product!