Model Engine-Making: In Theory and Practice
First published in 1888 for beginners, Model Engine-Making is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to building your first steam engine. While steam is no longer “the most important power of the day,” this book remains a fascinating in-depth resource for those with either a theoretical or practical interest in building and using small steam engines. Included within this book are over 100 detailed diagrams drawn by the author to illustrate the process of building each engine, including:
A simple single-action oscillating cylinder engine
More complex horizontal and vertical slide-valve engines
Launch, marine, and locomotive engines
And finally, even a model boiler!
Whether you are a model engine aficionado or love learning about the history of steam engines, this long-standing classic should be in your library.
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CHAP PAGE I TOOLS AND CASTINGS
OSCILLATING CYLINDER ENGINE
OSCILLATING CYLINDER LOCOMOTIVE
HORIZONTAL SLIDEVALVE ENGINE
HoRIZONTAL SLIDEVALVE ENGINE continued
VERTICAL SLIDEVALVE ENGINE i
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