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Which Is Better: Slide Valve or Piston Valve?

As is usually the case when getting down and dirty constructing something from scratch, you have your preferences on how things should be built and what pieces should be utilized.  Hobbyists of steam engines are no different, and many have their own takes as to how to properly assemble them …

Are Polly Locomotive Kits Good for Beginners?

The majority of model engineers, both beginners and professionals, are familiar with Polly locomotive kits. Polly loco kits have a great reputation for solid construction, excellent performance on the track, and are quite easy to construct. They provide an easy and intuitive way for anyone, regardless of experience, to get …

The Fun Of Having A Model Steam Engine

Have you ever thought about what kind of fun you will get when you go into a steam engine hobby? It can’t be helped that maybe your brother or a relative is very fond of this kind of hobby and so that you will understand the beauty of this kind …

A Complete Guide in Buying Model Steam Engine Kit

It cannot be denied that the model steam engine kits are gaining more and more popularity nowadays because this collectible is able to generate steam and utilizes sources for heat, resulting in a motion or conversion of energy. There are lots of best model steam engine kits available around today, …

Are You Ready to Assemble Model Steam Engines?

If you’re reading this blog post, you probably have looked at different model steam engines on the internet. You probably were impressed by how they operated after they were assembled. You probably like the fact that they were designed with a certain look. In many cases, you might even be …

An Easy Way To Clean Your Model Steam Engine

Clean your model steam engine the right way! Model steam engines get real dirty, real fast. Must be because you have to oil externally. The fact that for some of these engines you never know the correct fuels may also be a contributing factor. Incorrect fuels cause a lot of …

History of Model Steam Engine

History of Model Steam Engine The history of the steam engine goes back all the way to the first century A.D. and there is a continuous line that passes through the course of human history, and didn’t deed steam powered engines have been a catalyst for human growth and change …