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Frequently Asked Questions about Mamod Steam Engines
Question. Can I build my own
mamod model kit? Answer. Yes you can make your own model steam engine.
The main parts are put together for you the rest is easy as
There is nothing
wrong with the Mamod tablets - to light them best use a gas
barbeque lighter, not a match!
Question. Do your mamod steam engines come
pre-assembled? Answer. Yes they do. All you need is a bit of water
and a match to light the fuel in the boiler to build up
steam power and off you go. Have your camera ready to
video your achievement and send us a copy to post.
Question. Why are your prices
lower than everybody else's? Answer. Steamreplicas buy in bulk and have the power
to offer the best prices from everybody else.
Question. How to I get the water
to heat up quicker? Answer. Solution is to use boiled water from a
kettle, this will speed up the process significantly.
Question. Can I use tap water for
the boiler? Answer. You can, but you can use distilled water that
your mother uses for ironing. As there is no salt in this
type of water your steam engine will last longer as work
better as there will be no sale build up clogging the valves
and tinny pipes.
Question. Are the mamod models
new? Answer. Yes they are, brand new in a brand new box
and ready to go.
Question. How easy is it to put
together a steam engine kit? Answer. Very easy.
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Question. I have an old mamod
that needs painting, what paint should i buy to paint the
steam engine? Answer. There are many paints and colours you could
consider. I suggest the paint you use is highly resistant to
heat. If you are looking to paint the area around the
boiler, I suggest you paint it with high heat resistant
black paint. This paint is also used to paint exhaust pipes
on cars and motor bikes which is something that can be
considered and found at Halfords and similar car accessories
Question. Do you recommend to
buy the steam engine ready made for me? Answer. Yes we highly recommend you buy the steam
engine ready to work, unless you want to sped a few hours
putting it together yourself, please do.
Question. Can I build my own
miniature traction steam engine toy from scratch? Answer. Yes if you are looking to how to build your
own live steam engine powered model, you can buy a steam
engine from us in a kit and build it by yourself. This is a
brilliant toy for men and boys alike and a great present and
hobby for men and boys.
Question. Can I make my own
miniature working model steam engine? Answer. Yes of course you can from Steam Replicas.
Question. Do your steam engine
models run on real steam power?
Answer. Yes they do. Put water in the tank, fuel
tablets into the boiler, light a match to start the fire and
be prepared for the steam to build up and off you do.
Question. Is it possible to add
a RF radio frequency radio control system, servo and levers
to control the steering of the model? And where would the
Answer. Yes you can make our steam engine run with a
radio control system. All you got to do is buy a cheap toy
model car, something around 20 to 30 British pounds and take
the mechanisms out and install on your steam engine. This
will reduce the cost significantly and you will have a
bespoke model, which you can control and be better than your
from a Happy Mamod Customer and a warning about engine
Question. Where can I buy a
working steam engine small model? Answer. At Steam Replicas of course. which are still
British Hand Made replica toys for men and boys. Not your
cheap nasty Chinese jobs. Steam Engines make great birthday
presents or for Christmas or special occasions, a great
present for your son and grandson to remember you by.
Question. Where would I find
the best prices for the best mamod steam engine toys?
Answer. At Steam Replicas of
course, where else? We offer International delivery service
for Europe and USA.
are steam engine powered, pre-assembled
and in working order. Delivered in an attractive box,
complete with an instruction manual and enough gas fuel to get you started.