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A Steam Locomotive for O-Gauge - Dewhurst - full drawing & book
Baker Valve Gear – Harding

Beginner’s Guide to Model Steam Locomotive – Coles

Building The Shay – Hiraoka

Building The Heisler – Hiraoka

Building The Climax – Hiraoka

By Steamboat and Steamtrain - Huntsville & Lake of Bays

Cagney’s Locomotive Works

Canadian Pacific Railway Diagram & Data for Steam Locomotives

CROMAR WHITE LTD, MINIATURE RAILWAY ENGINEERS. By Roland F White. Published by the author. ISBN 0951714708. 96pp

Evening Star - 2-10- 0 3½ Gauge

FIFTEEN INCH GAUGE RAILWAYS - THEIR HISTORY, EQUIPMENT AND OPERATION, by David Mosley and Peter van Zeller. David & Charles, 1986

Garden Railways – Tustin

H.C.S. BULLOCK - HIS LIFE AND LOCOMOTIVES, by Kenneth Allan Bullock Heywood Society/Plateway Press, 1987

Live Steam Book (Shop, Shed and Road) – LBSC

LILIPUTBAHNEN IN PARKS UND GARTEN, Published by Transpress Verlag, Hamburg, ISBN 3613710722. 120pp

Locomotive Handbook

Locomotive Injectors - The Inspector & Harding

Locomotive Valve and Valve Gear - Yoder & Wharen

LOUIS SHAW, PIONEER OF THE 7¼IN GAUGE, by Peter James. 7¼in Gauge Society, 1988 ABC Miniature Railways-Townsend, Holroyd & Butterell

MASTER RAILROAD BUILDER by Steve Booth. Paragon Productions, 1992.

MINIATURE RAILWAYS PAST & PRESENT by Anthony J Lambert. David & Charles, 1982

MINIATURE RAILWAYS Volume 1 - 15in Gauge, by Howard Clayton, Robin Butterell and Michel Jacot. Oakwood Press, 1970

Model Boilermaking – Pearce

Over the Hills to Georgian Bay-Ottawa, Amprior & Parry Sound Railway

RAILS THROUGH THE SAND By W J Milner, published by RailRomances, PO Box 85, Chester CH4 9ZH. ISBN 1900622009. 272pp

Rob Roy & William Construction Manual

"Rule of Thumb", The life story of an engineer by David Curwen

So You Want To Build A Live Steam Locomotive : Nelson

Steam Locomotives Projects & Ideas

Steam on Britain’s Miniature Railways - 7¼" to 15"-Robin Butterell

Steam Trains In Your Garden

Stevenson’s Valve Gear - Asthon

The Great Cockrow Railway-Jeremy Clarke

THE LITTLE GIANT STORY, by Robin Butterell & John Milner. Published by RailRomances. ISBN 1900622076. 216pp

The Locomotive Simply Explained – Lake

The Miniature Locomotives of David Curwen-Little & Holroyde

The Slide Valve Simply Explained – Tennant


The Surrey Border & Camberley Railway-Mitchell, Townsend & Shelmerdine

Union Pacific FEF – 3 Class,4-8-4 Locomotive Drawings

Valve and Valve Gear For Steam Locomotive - Lake & Reidinger

Walschaert’s Valve Gear - Henry Greenly - revised by Evans

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The Hiraoka books and a number of other live-steam related books are available from Village Press Publications, Traverse City, MI 800-447-7367, or They publish Live Steam magazine as well as Home Shop Machinist and Machinists' Workshop magazines. Look at "So you want to bild a live steam Locomotive" by Joseph Foster Nelson, also available at the above. Usual disclaimers apply, I'm just a subscriber..../video_man

PS: you can find a lot of information on Stephenson and Walschaert valve gears on line, just google them...


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Please recommend. Steam locomotive book. We are interested in following.Help us find these books or not?

Please recommend a shop to sell these books to us.
We want them to learn and build our dream.
Try searching the titles in Google. For example if you search "So You Want to Build a Steam Locomotive." You'll find the publisher (Village Press), Amazon, DiscoverLivesteam and Powells Books all with copies for sale.

What is your dream?
Thaddeus is right, the current Lindsay catalogue has "Steam Engines Principles and Practice," a seven-part "Essential steam power Library," "Practice and Theory of the Injector," "Model Engine Making" and others. Most of their books are reprints of very old, out-of-copyright titles, but with steam technology, that's not a bad Go there and request a catalogue, their site doesn't list all their titles. / video_man

_PS: is a good place to look also
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The titles you have listed are going to be well over a few Thousand dollars and take a few years to find, as most of them were out of print decades ago.

Tell us what you want to build, and what scale you want it in, (what size you need it to be) so we can narrow down the list to a few titles that are more specific to what you want to build.


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