Scale Model Steamboats – Model Boat Book – by Phillip Vaughan Williams


Discover how to build and operate fascinating model steam engines and boats in this great book for all marine enthusiasts.

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Using steam plants as a propulsion system has always been a popular choice for your scale or semi-scale model. This excellent guide from Phillip Vaughan Williams, outlines the developments of marine steam power and the principles, design and characteristics of prototype steam plants. He then gives an overview of the build of a typical open launch model, plus other ships including merchantmen, tugs and fishing boats, along with giving an insight into the requirements for safe running as far as hulls and superstructures are concerned. Experienced steam buffs will find much to stimulate them, and for newcomers this book will put them on the right path to building and operating these fascinating vessels.


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