Building A Marine Compound Engine (Digital Version)



This book has been out of print for some time, and is now reintroduced as a digital book for viewing on a computer, iPad or similar. Not downloadable on to a 'Kindle' or similar reader.

The 3"x5"x3" compound engine, whose construction is described here, will drive a boat with a 25 foot to 35 foot hull. Arthur Leak designed his engine for sustained hard work, and so it could be built with more-or-less standard model engineer's equipment.

He described how he achieved this in articles in Model Engineer magazine in 1982 and 1983, and this book is based on those articles, lightly updated, with the pictures re-scanned and some extra ones. Arthur took a reasonable level of machining ability for granted, so don't expect the nitty-gritty on machining procedures. This is clearly of use to builders of this engine, especially in its description of jigs, but its general words of wisdom and guidance mean it will appeal to builders of any marine engine - and to the armchair modeller.

44 pages, main drawings and 44 B&W photographs. Full drawings and castings are available from The Engineers Emporium/L.A. Services Ltd.