Greenly's Model Steam Locomotives: Completely Revised by Ernest A. Steel - Henry GreenlyLondon: Cassell, 1979, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the spine, age-toned at the panels. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
9th (revised) edition, 1st printing, first published 1922. Contains: Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Cutaways;
From the cover: “The first edition of Henry Greenly’s Model Steam Locomotives was published by Cassell in 1922. Since that time it has remained the standard work on the subject among model locomotive engineers. Several revised editions appeared between publication and the outbreak of World War II. It was completely revised by Greenly’s son-in-law, Ernest A. Steel, in 1951 in the period of reawakening among model locomotive and railway enthusiasts, but this is the first major revision to be carried out since then.
Today interest in the days of steam and in miniature railways is greater than ever before, and it is for this reason that Mr. Steel has once again completely revised this authoritative work, bringing Greenly’s text completely up to date. Almost two hundred new drawings have been prepared by the author’s wife, Elenora, — daughter of the late Henry Greenly — and many new photographs replace those of earlier editions. In all there are in the region of two hundred and fifty illustrations and diagrams. The text covers the various standard scales and gauges (ranging from Gauge 1 to 15 inches) all the different types of locomotive which have proved popular for model-making purposes, and gives clear and detailed instructions for making engine frames, wheels and axles, boilers, cylinders, the motion and the valve gear.
With the disappearance of the steam locomotive as a complete power unit, interest in making true-to-scale replicas has never diminished. Greenly’s Model Steam Locomotives will prove as invaluable as ever in assisting the experienced model engineer and will provide useful guidelines for the beginner.”