One of the attractions of model engineering is the opportunity to makes a model of something that no-one has tackled before. Some old engravings have almost every detail in them, but it is possible to make a feasible reconstruction of a model from even the most basic of information. There is no magic formula required, just model engineer’s ingenuity and perhaps an ability to ‘think in scale’. This is the story of how the author went about recreating a ‘lost’ steam engine. Based on a sketch and letter from a 1947 issue of Model Engineer the book includes copious photographs, plans and full build notes, as well as a source for castings. The model is relatively small in size, and i therefore suitable for owners of Myford ML7 or Super 7 lathes or 7 x14 and similar imported Mini Lathes.