Synopses & Reviews
Chapters include: equipment of a model engineer's workshop; the lathe and its fitments; notes on lathe work; the various processes employed; model steam-engine cylinders; types of model steam engine cylinders; engine cranks, connecting rods, bearings and eccentrics; steam engine valve and reversing gears; model boiler design and construction; model boiler and engine valves and fittings; force pumps, injectors and gauges; firing model boilers; historical and other scale glass-case models; making a model 1-in. by 1-in. vertical steam engine; a high-speed compound condensing engine and coil boiler; a 1/2-in. scale model midland railway express locomotive; working model metropolitan railway electric locomotive; internal combustion engines; model railway engineering, miscellaneous working models, and model G.C.R. Express locomotive.
This incredible book seems to cover just about everything from building a cannon and a crane, to classic locomotives and steam engines. And you get great details on the practical how-to necessary to build these operating models. Wall-to-wall illustrations will show you fire tube and flash steam boilers, the tricks of turning a crankshaft from solid stock, details of a Watt beam engine, model power boats, and on and on.
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....