Model Engine-Making: In Theory and Practice

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 178 pages
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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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Contents

CHAP PAGE I TOOLS AND CASTINGS
1
OSCILLATING CYLINDER ENGINE
9
OSCILLATING CYLINDER LOCOMOTIVE
30
HORIZONTAL SLIDEVALVE ENGINE
44
HoRIZONTAL SLIDEVALVE ENGINE continued
70
VERTICAL SLIDEVALVE ENGINE i
92
LAUNCH ENGINE
99
MARINE ENGINE
109
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE I22 X MODEL BOILERS I4 I
122
BOILER FITTINGS ETC I 5 I
124
NOTES
168
INDEX
177
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J. Pocock, a British mechanical engineer in the late nineteenth century, was best known for his publication of Model Engine-Making. He lived in London, England.

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