Little Samson 2

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Little Samson 2 Build diary


Little Samson 2

Little Samson 2 dialogues building the “Big daddy” of model engine building – a half size engine.


Following on from the great success I had with the publishing of my two-part series “A Dream Comes True”. I have now built another engine and along with it goes another book, this time following the building of a large-scale version of the “Little Samson” steam tractor.


I chose to build the same engine again because I liked the first one so much but wanted something a bit bigger, this engine is half the size of the original engine!


Little Samson 2 is being presented as a loose-leaf publication in a smart ring-binder. The book consists of over 200 pages in 17 chapters covering the project build. There is also a technical section,  some information on the original engine, firing, driving, aftercare and the first boiler test etc.


The book is printed on very high quality 120gsm paper and is crammed with pictures and information. It was featured in the June 2010 issue of “Old Glory” steam magazine.


It is a professionally produced publication that originally went on sale in 2009 as a part-works – customers purchased the chapters as they were produced thus following the build very closely with me. The reviews I have received from these advance purchasers and indeed every buyer to date have been most excellent.


The castings for this fine engine are again available from Little Samson Models.


Other traction engine build diaries here.

2 reviews for Little Samson 2

  1. Alan Wilkinson

    well writen and very informative a great help on my build and a good read

  2. John Baines

    Excellent book for anyone contemplating building a large model traction engine.

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