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Steam Boats

"How to Build a Model Steam Launch"

The Complete Series has now been made available  to view for FREE via  Patreon.

"How to Build a Model Steam Launch"

For anyone who wants to build a Live Steam Boat - or just to watch me do it!

All chapters are in chronological order showing the stages of building a Model Steam Launch

* 3 DVD set *

over 5 HOURS of highly detailed video instructions

Very Easy to Understand - Ideal for Beginners

Available in PAL & NTSC (USA) Format

A very comprehensive step by step instruction manual on 3 DVDs

 showing in great detail, the building process of a 1/6th scale Working Model Live Steam Launch.

Over 5 hours of Quality Video instructions - very easy to understand - designed for beginners to the hobby

Full of information & useful tips for building the type of Steam Launch that can be seen in the gallery on this website.

I am actually building a Model Steam Launch (two in fact) for real in the videos.

The instructions also apply to any type of Model Steam Boat using a glassfibre (GRP) hull.

Filmed & narrated entirely by Keith Appleton, as I actually build a launch, assemble and install the steam plant into the boat & test the launch in steam. 

When I originally produced this video I used to make and sell some of the parts shown in the videos but that is no longer the case as I just do not have the time anymore owing to pressure of work. 

Available in both PAL & NTSC (USA) Formats

This is something special

It is not just a quick TV programme

it is a Fully Comprehensive Instruction Manual

Building a Top Quality Model Steam Launch on DVDs in high detail

The building process features a Modular Construction - very straightforward

From start to finish - easily & simply explained.

One Entire DVD of the set is dedicated almost entirely to the installation & setup of the a suitable steam plant.

Model Building, Lighting, Filming, Editing, Narration & Music by

Keith Appleton

Buy How To Build A Model Steam Launch


You will need to select the price of the 3 DVD set including your postage cost for your region from the boxes below.