In our time, there is a very noble and pleasant hobby — steam engines. This beautiful and designed for different levels of enthusiasm. For example, if you are a keen designer, you can buy a small plant in parts, plus many more accessories. For a long time to collect them, to design situations, etc.
If you just want a beautiful thing, and you may not bring any difficulty, but the delights of all others, and in his spare time, it's just a beautiful decoration of the interior, it is surprisingly also a steam engine. You can buy a pre-assembled model.
Buying such a thing requires attentiveness and care. More often because of the price these things are not sold in stores, they get it mostly to order. But if you have the desire to get possession of this sort of thing should not be upset. There is such a thing as "the Internet." It is there that will take your car, which will bring to order, so why pay more for the services of third-hand, and if you are lucky the third. On the Internet you can find any model you want.
There are two ways of finding such things — this forum and specialty shops. A Forum you can buy a model "cheap", that is, B / Y, but to know the truth, why sell it, you can not. Maybe she's just not necessary, and it can be broken, fix it and sell in haste, until finally broke down. If the administrator is offered a new model, it is also not clear, why not buy the same model in a specialty store.
No matter what model you buy in our new or old, look for the true value of the model, at a forum of the manufacturer or supplier of the official, and most importantly, check whether there is such a model of the manufacturer. Since the Stirling engine is mainly produced in Germany, the firm Boehm. This spectacular brilliant internal combustion engines.
There is a classic steam engines, they are produced in Germany, the main producer of firm firm Wiles co. It is not only the various types of steam engines and factories, but also a lot of accessories and details to delight the collector and designer — small machines, fairground carousel, foresters, sawing logs, etc. There is another interesting form of steam engines, steam turbines of this, they are also equipped with a host of accessories and manufactured in Germany. These are small "adult" toys you can buy today.