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Steam Trains.... In Your Garden Build your own live steam locomotives and rolling stock by Brian Wilson

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First published in 2007, this is a wonderful book for anyone interested in building a live steam locomotive, and rolling stock, in 16mm narrow gauge scale, to run on either 45mm or 32mm gauge track.

The drawings, for a variety of 0-4-0 tank locos and rolling stock, are very clear, as are the building instructions.

Join the world of live steam, and have a lot of fun, first in the workshop, and then in the garden - domestic powers permitting!

It is quite simply, brilliant, showing you how to build a 16mm gauge live steam locomotive, plus some passenger and freight rolling stock. If you have always dreamed of building a real steam locomotive, have a lathe (which needn't be big) and some patience, then you can build your dream from this book. Is it as good as Kozo Hiraoka's books ? It is on a par, and the model is smaller, simpler and cheaper.

The locomotive on which the design here is based is a 2' gauge John Fowler 0-4-0 shipped to Australia in 1923, but as is admirably shown in this book, the basic design can be modified to Hunslet, Peckett, even Decauville outline.

And it can be built for gas or coal firing. 189 beautifully produced pages with 137 detail drawings, sketches of set-ups and123 colour photos. Hardbound.

Code No. 012846, 187 pages, $70.00

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