J. Pocock, a British mechanical engineer in the late nineteenth century, was best known for his publication of Model Engine-Making. He lived in London, England.
A beginner's guide to the lost art of building steam engines.
- Skyhorse Publishing
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Model engine-making in theory and practice based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I had seen the book reviewed in a Railway history magazine. The impression was that it was about how people made working model steam engine in the 1890's. Unfortunately it turned out to be based on using a kit of parts for successively more complex engines and then machining them and not on working from basic designs. The parts kit was obviously no longer available 125 years later. The books was more like a "users manual" for the kit. Few actual dimensions were given and you were directed to mark off distances from those few holes already in the parts. Very little was said about techniques or shortcuts.