This vintage book is a collection of vintage articles on the design and construction of steam engines and beam engines. Highly detailed and full of useful tips, this volume will appeal to the serious model enthusiast with an interest in steam power, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “My Adventures with a Hot-Air Engine”, “On Setting Out Spiral Gears”, “Motor Cycle Engine as Gas Engine”, “A Well-made Horizontal Engine and Boiler”, “A Model Non-conducting Beam Engine”, “The Beam”, “The Bearing”, “The Crank and Crankshaft”, “The Flywheel”, “The Gear Wheel”, “The Driving Gear”, “The Connecting-Rod”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on model building.