Midwest Products 980 Radio Control Accessories Model VI Steam Engine Crafts Kit
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- Simple single cylinder oscillator and vertical boiler that YOU assemble
- Requires the use of solder and a propane torch
- Kit is designed for use with Sterno fuel
- Not recommended for children
- Can power other models with hull lengths under 24 Inch
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Top Customer Reviews
The boiler uses Sterno for fuel, heats quickly, and is relatively reliable.
While not as pretty as some, it may be just the ticket for someone without access to a machine shop and a tenth the price. I have had mine for 11 years.
The instructions were very clear, and the parts are well organized. My 9-year-old was able to do most of the assembly herself (including the soldering) with some guidance and instruction from me.
If you buy this kit... We reversed the order of a couple steps and made the project easier. For instance, we put the flywheel on the driveshaft first, and it went together easier, without bending. We also bent the little brass steam line that comes out of the boiler before we soldered it on. That prevented us from accidentally dropping it into the boiler, and it was easier to bend smoothly since it wasn't attached yet.
It was a good purchase and I would recommend it to any handy parent who has a young tinkerer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The pieces don't go together. And if you bend one rod, the whole set is ruined. Almost $100, not including the tools needed, wasted. DO NOT BUY.Published 18 months ago by Tim Fikkert
i have this model as well as a Jensen mod#85 have had no problems with ops or construction although you can get these direct from Jensen at a little bit less $, but overall I am... Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by David R. McAfee
This would have been a fun model if the parts would have been made right.I CALLED MIDWEST PRODUCTS THEY ASKED FOR PICTURES OF THE BAD PART WITCH I ALREADY HAD PAINTED AND HAD PART... Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by email@example.com,com
Takes allot of patience to build and the know how of sodering metals together. Also brass dents easily and is very soft so be carefulPublished on January 18, 2012 by dj
This kit is not for beginners. You will need to get a hobbysize butane tourch to put the boiler together and small dia solder. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by buddog