Model steam engines are manufactured according to a variety of scales and gauges. The choice of scale and gauge is crucial as they are the major differentiating factors between the model steam engines.
Balsa wood model aircraft are lightweight which means they are generally simpler and cheaper than more complex models, which makes them much more accessible to many more people.
These models are largely old tractors and steam rollers that would have been used for more heavy duty construction work (anything that an old steam engine could do more efficiently than humans and horses).
Stationary steam engines are great educational models, a lot of fun to use and can often be great additions to any collection. We’ve shortlisted some of our favourites here.
Balsa wood model planes are some of the most popular model kits as they are fun to assemble and offer a little bit of aviation history.