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  • By Ugomma Nwosu
    Dec 14, 2014
    A well thought out, detailed and helpful guide to Mamod steam engines. The writer's enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject shines through and makes this a truly enjoyable read. As quite the novice when it comes to restoring these engines, the book told me where to start and didn't patronise in the slightest. The diagrams are extremely helpful and well placed and the contents page made it easy to navigate to my areas of interest. I'm looking forward to increasing my Mamod steam engine knowledge even further with the help of this book!
  • By James Grainger
    Nov 17, 2014
    After being asked to proof-read certain engineering aspects to the book Will kindly gave me a copy of the book as a sign of gratitude. From being someone with no experience with the brand Mamod, I found this book to be very interesting and very detailed to broaden my knowledge on the subject of everything related to Mamods. The authors passion for them is clearly shown through his writing and helped me understand Mamods into quite some depth. The illustrations and layout of the book made it easy to follow and learn, especially the history of them. It seems that a lot of time and effort has been put into this book and, from my own opinion, it has seemingly paid off. My one criticism, I guess, is that the locomotive engines by Mamod haven't been covered in the restoration chapters, but, to be fair, the restoration techniques and processes highlighted throughout the book will help any restorer with any Mamod engine since the engines are similarly built.
  • By lewis edgeworth
    Nov 13, 2014
    A truly amazing narrative about Mamod steam engines; I would have to say this book is essential to anybody with an interest in steam engines. I am a young and budding enthusiast when it comes to all things mechanical, but one that takes precedence above the rest, is the heritage of Mamod steam engines. It has fascinated me for years that such a toy, the first being built nearly 80 years ago, are relatively unchanged in the way they work. In a nut shell, this book gives you everything a layman such as myself needs to know about Mamod steam engines plus lots more. From a timeline of Mamod’s productions throughout the years, to the author's personal experiences with safety recommendations, all the way to restoring a Mamod. I’ve restored and ran a few steam engines when I was younger, with my father overseeing. And I’d have loved for this book to be about then, as it would have saved us both a lot of time and money, as you may know, restoring these engines aren’t a two-minute job with any... More > old parts especially if you do not have much experience. If I was to point out some faults in the book, it would probably be with some of the information being repeated between different engine chapters restored. I understand many Mamods are built the same way so the restoration processes are quite similar so I guess this is always going to be an inherent fault of the book. As well as this, I found some of the more challenging 'science' difficult to understand, although that may have just been me and, like the author states, it is degree level thermodynamics! Overall, any fan of the Mamod steam engines should have this book in their collection. It’ll prove crucial, with tips that come from someone with experience, to make your hobby easier and less costly. And a definite must if you have a young member of the family that is looking like a budding ‘engineer’, and has the “knack”, as the engineering joke goes.< Less
  • By Brooke Mahoney
    Nov 11, 2014
    Indeed a riveting read for a first time enthusiast. To point out a few areas of integral worth I would deem the historical content most enticing. For any steam engine enthusiast with a Mamod interest, this book is worth a read. The imagery, used throughout the book, aids the descriptions with enough depth for a clear understanding of the engines while not withdrawing from the content. Further, the particular care within the glossary certainly helped for a novice such as for myself. This book has enhanced my knowledge and further enthused my interest for Mamod steam engines. From my perspective, this is definitely a worthy purchase.
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Product Details

Second Edition
William Green
November 9, 2014
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
1.08 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.26 wide x 11.69 tall
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