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

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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rickharris (author)2011-01-18

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

http://www.kengracey.com/Default.aspx?tabid=68

This is a good model engineering site with lots of plans

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Re-design (author)2011-01-17

I love the "compressed air" engines. they are super safe and easy to build and power.

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yokozuna (author)2011-01-17

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.

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2011-01-17