i would like an idea on how to build a steam engine model for my grand son to do.?

Grandson is 7 and loves steam trains I would like to have instructions on how to build simple small one that works

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rickharris6 years ago
Start with a finger engine. Lots of food for thought here  


This is a good model engineering site with lots of plans
NICE links Rick.
Hobby of mine :-)
Re-design6 years ago
I love the "compressed air" engines. they are super safe and easy to build and power.
yokozuna6 years ago
I would start by having him build a Hero's Engine. The very simplest of which this guy has done.  Once he understands the concepts, purchase him a little steam engine kit off ebay or from a model shop.
kelseymh6 years ago
Would any of these be appropriate?
Top of the list would be the pop-pop boats.