- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Watchmaker Publishing (April 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603863125
- ISBN-13: 978-1603863124
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,181,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Model Engineering: A Guide to Model Workshop Practice
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"This book is the work of a thoroughly practical engineer possessing unequaled experience of model making, and it is addressed to the amateur desirous of learning how mechanical models, chiefly prime movers, operate and how they can be made in the home workshop. It fully describes the tool equipment necessary, shows how to use the tools and how to execute the numerous handcraft processes involved, and then enters into the details of steam, petrol and electric models; it shows the functions of the various parts, and explains, step by step, the actual amateur workshop methods of building them up, the reader being taken easily and gradually through the construction of ever part and the assembling of the complete models, these including boilers steam engines, internal-combustion engines, steam locomotives, electric locomotives, permanent ways, power hammers, cannon, etc., etc. ..."
Chapters include: equipping a model engineer's workshop; the lathe and its tooling; the various processes used in lathe work; model steam engine cylinders and their types; connecting rods, bearings, eccentrics and engine cranks; steam engine valve and reversing gears; boiler design and construction; engine and boiler valves & fittings; force pumps, injectors and gauges; firing model boilers. It shows you how to make a model 1-in. by 1-in. vertical steam engine; a high-speed compound condensing engine with coil boiler; a 1/2-in.Read more ›