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anthony brooks 314/12/2018 02:28:56
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Hello. Does A friend's child wants to 'make something,' and I thought this would be a good project for her. The book is not available in the US and postage from the UK to US is prohibitive.

Alternative project suggestions are welcome.

Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019 to you all!

Edited to remove possible copyright infringement

Edited By JasonB on 14/12/2018 08:08:35

Hopper14/12/2018 07:48:28
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Freight prohibitive? Four dollars direct from Camden Miniature Steam publishing website. Eight dollars on Amazon UK. (Never buy books internationally from Amazon if you can avoid it. There's always somewhere cheaper.)

Looks like a great project for a kid. ( I might have to make one myself.)



Edited By Hopper on 14/12/2018 07:53:35

Michael Gilligan14/12/2018 08:32:45
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Assuming that Mr Gearing is not of very small stature ... The engine is bigger than I expected



JasonB14/12/2018 09:23:58
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That is a lot bigger than the cover photo makes it look, would need a hefty compressor to get that one running.

RichardN14/12/2018 09:51:47
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I’ve seen several of that sort of size that work well from a vacuum cleaner though... if a bit noisy...

JasonB14/12/2018 09:58:23
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That would make sense as I'm sure they don't get used under load so HVLP would be fine.

anthony brooks 314/12/2018 12:37:09
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Post was 9 pounds on one of the English sites. I had not considered AmazonUK. US Amazon has a used edition for over $50!

It is made to run off a vacuum cleaner and is aboout 300mm high.

I will keep looking on the sites you mention.

anthony brooks 314/12/2018 12:46:20
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Thanks for the Camden books link. I will be using them.

JasonB19/12/2018 08:14:47
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If you have not ordered yet then I noticed that it was in Model Engine Builder mag a while ago, you can get digital back issues quite cheaply, all the drawings are in issue 24 along with 2 pages of text.

anthony brooks 323/12/2018 18:32:52
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Thanks for the lead. I purchased the book a day earlier. The magazine looks very interesting.

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