Scale Model Ship Propulsion

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Naval Institute Press, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
This richly illustrated manual is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the installation, operation, and maintenance of propulsion systems for scale model ships. Beginning with model and propulsion system options, the author goes on to describe both electric and steam systems, including the fitting and care of battery packs, radio controls and the operation of steam boilers, with an emphasis on safety when dealing with pressurized containers. Paddle-wheels and screw propellers are covered as well as such specialized propulsion units as variable-pitch propellers, azimuth thrusters, and Voith Schneider units Lavishly illustrated with photographs and the author's own technical line drawings and complemented by the inclusion of data tables and appendixes with addresses of suppliers of materials and equipment this eminently practical and useful handbook is indispensable reading for all working ship modelers.

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Tom Gorman is a business book author and collaborator. He holds an MBA from NYU and is former director of editorial services at DRI/McGraw-Hill, where he edited the monthly "Forecast of the US Economy," Hes the author or editor of hundreds of articles, analyses, white papers, and speeches and the author of the DRI chief economists statement before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, along with "The Complete Idiots Guide to MBA Basics, Second Edition," and "The Complete Idiots Guide to Economics,

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