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Building Locomotive Models

How To Make Locomotive Models

Plans and instructions for making locomotive models – standard and narrow gauge steam engines are in the plan books shown below.

In this page are locomotive model plan books.  Each book contains detailed plans and illustrated instructions.

Narrow Gauge Locomotive Model Plan
Click To See Locomotive Model Plans

Here is a direct link to some of the finest model plans that you will find. Click either on the image or here.

You can use these plan books in different ways.

How To Use These Plans To Make Scale Locomotive Models

  • 1. Follow the instructions and use the plans as they are and build a 1/25 scale locomotive model in paper or brass.
  • 2. Scan the plans and reduce the scale to build a model in OO, HO or TT Scale.  Do it in card, paper or brass.
  • 3. Scan the plans, reduce the scale and make a 3d version using Sketchup or another CAD program such as the free Qcad software.
  • 4. Print the individual parts in 2d to cut out directly or use as a pattern for your photo etch or card.

The model plan books were authored by one of the most famous plan designers in Central Europe.  These plans are often assembled and submitted to model competitions. And they are always displayed with pride at model shows.

The images give a brief description.  Clicking on an image takes you to a full description and sample images of the plan.
















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