Modelling in Gauge 1 Book 5: Coal Firing


Traditionally Gauge 1 live steam locomotives have been meths fired, but there have always been a smaller number that have been fired using coal.

In this book G1MRA members explain how they successfully use coal to fire their models, the parameters to be worked to, especially as regards firebox/grate area and crucially, the type of coal they use, and the general problems. Also described are boiler, grate and ashpan design for coal firing, and the joys of having a locomotive that smells like the real thing when in steam.

81 pages, drawings, diagrams and numerous, largely colour photographs. Paperback.