This book details the construction of a range of simple miniature steam engines and boilers. Used book in Good Condition. Stan bray is an experienced craftsman in engineering and metalworking; among his previous books is Metalworking: Tools and Techniques.
Building Simple Model Steam EnginesTrans-Atlantic Publications, Inc. #ad - This book features detailed instructions on building four different, fully functional steam engine models. Nexus special interests. Designs and methods of construction are clearly detailed, with instructions that even a beginner will be able to follow.
Steam Engine Design and MechanismRough Draft Printing #ad - An unabridged edition with all illustrations, to include: steam engine design - data and calculations - the boiler pressures for different types of engines - economical ratio of expansion - piston speed - clearance - engine calculations - back pressure and point of exhaust closure - calculations for simple non-condensing engine - calculations for high-speed automatic cut-off engine - hoisting and locomotive engines - cylinders and steam chests - steam ports and passages - engine shafts and cranks - crankpins for overhung crank - hollow pistons - built up pistons - Solid Pistons - Marine Pistons - Piston Packing - Piston Rod - Connection Of Rod To Piston - Proportions For Connecting Rods Solid And Open - Strap-End Connecting Rod - Crossheads - Valves, And Eccentric Rods - Eccentric Sheaves And Straps - Stuffing Boxes - Engine Flywheels - Calculations For Built - Up Flywheels - Flywheel Rim Joints - Stress In Rim Flange, Crank, Or Beds - Examples Of Engine Proportions With Tables - STEAM ENGINE MECHANISM - Elements Of The Steam Engine - The Four-Link Slider Crank - The Plain Slide-Valve Engine - The D Slide-Valve And Steam Distribution - Relative Position Of Valve And Piston - Effects Of Lap - Lead - Positions Of Eccentric For Opposite Directions Of Rotation - Rocker Arms - Dead Centers - Clearance - Real And Apparent Cut-Off And Ratio Of Expansion - Corliss Valve Gear - Relative Motions Of Piston, And In Bolts Fastening Arm To Rim - Engine Frames, Valve Steams, And Valves Nexus special interests.
Building Small Steam Locomotives: A Practical Guide to Making Engines for Garden GaugesThe Crowood Press UK #ad - Nexus special interests. Fully illustrated throughout with color photographs and drawings, and including appendices of suppliers and societies, this is an invaluable work for the railway modeler. Written in his clear and encouraging style, Peter Jones demystifies the whole process for those with little or no previous experience.
Contents include: an explanation of terms; Basic metalworking processes; Step-by-step project guides; Machining; Boilermaking; Painting; and Finishing. If you have an ambition to build a small live steam locomotive, but are daunted by the skills required, then this book is for you.
Model EngineeringTrans-Atlantic Publications, Inc. #ad - Nexus special interests. Nexus special interests. The author includes a review of the properties and characteristics of engineering materials and describes the hardening of carbon steel for cutting tools in the home workshop. Written by an experienced engineer, this textbook covers all the basic techniques of model engineering, including: understanding engineering drawings; setting up a workshop; buying materials; marking out; sawing; filing; bending and forming metals; and drilling and boring.
Easy to understand - Many built already - Mostly hand tools - Small amount of lathe work - How To Build A Steam Engine: Build a Steam Engine from Scratch -Full Beginners Guide with DrawingsIndependently published #ad - Nexus special interests. Many photos from the build along with drawings to make your life easier. A first-timer's full instruction guide showing how to build a genuine, steam-powered Pull You Round Traction Engine named PYRTE. Needs mostly hand tools, with a small amount of very simple lathe usage. She's 26 inches long and weighs around 60lbs when ready for steaming and pulls an adult round with ease.
Many have been built already by amateurs, proving the simplicity of design and being completed quickly compared to similar sized but more complicated engines and only two parts need to be purchased to complete this engine, the heating and transmission, other than steam fittings, making this engine an inexpensive project to complete with most being readily available stock from most hobby shops.
Easy to understand - Many built already - Mostly hand tools - Small amount of lathe work - How To Build A Steam Engine: Build a Steam Engine from Scratch -Full Beginners Guide with Drawings #ad - By looking at this you’ve taken the first step to owning your own live-steam traction engine and with just a little persistence it will not be long before you are driving your own live-steam creation, built with your own hands; being pulled around easily as you watch the crankshaft and flywheel spinning almost silently right in front of your eyes as you trundle along.
This is an upgraded version covering the latest steam regulations Nexus special interests.
Norden: Building a Working Model Victorian Steam Engine: A Workshop Handbook for Model EngineersIndependently published #ad - One of the attractions of model engineering is the opportunity to makes a model of something that no-one has tackled before. The model is relatively small in size, and i therefore suitable for owners of Myford ML7 or Super 7 lathes or 7 x14 and similar imported Mini Lathes. Nexus special interests. This is the story of how the author went about recreating a ‘lost’ steam engine.
Based on a sketch and letter from a 1947 issue of Model Engineer the book includes copious photographs, plans and full build notes, as well as a source for castings. Some old engravings have almost every detail in them, but it is possible to make a feasible reconstruction of a model from even the most basic of information.
Norden: Building a Working Model Victorian Steam Engine: A Workshop Handbook for Model Engineers #ad - There is no magic formula required, just model engineer’s ingenuity and perhaps an ability to ‘think in scale’. Nexus special interests.
507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices Dover Science BooksDover Publications #ad - Nexus special interests. Epicyclic trains, oblique rollers, trip hammers, and lazy-tongs are among the ingenious mechanisms defined and illustrated in this intriguing collection. A detailed index provides easy reference to specific mechanisms. Inventors, tinkerers, and anyone with an interest in the history of invention and technology will find this volume a treasury of information and inspiration.
Ranging from simple to intricately complex, the mechanisms offer a fascinating view of the variety of small components that constitute complex machinery. Dover Publications. Nexus special interests. Spanning the first century of the industrial Revolution, concise illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, horologes, presses, pneumatics, this 1868 compilation features simplified, steam engines, and scores of other machines.
507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices Dover Science Books #ad - The movements of each of the 507 mechanisms are depicted in drawings on the left-hand page, and the facing page presents a brief description of the item's use and operation.
Model Steam Engines Shire LibraryShire #ad - Nexus special interests. Nexus special interests. Dover Publications. This book describes how model steam engines work, outlines the development of the machine tools used to build the models, and investigates the seven different categories of model engines, which include models built to support patent applications, and those built purely for pleasure.
Model engineering was popularized by pioneering steam enthusiasts, and rapidly grew into an exciting worldwide hobby for amateur engineers. The author, himself a model steam locomotive driver, also delves into the possible pitfalls and practicalities of scale model engineering. Generously illustrated, this is guaranteed to interest any aspiring engineer, as well as collectors of steam engines.
How to Run a Lathe: The Care and Operation of a Screw Cutting LatheMartino Fine Books #ad - Dover Publications. This is the lathe manual that Dave Gingery raves about. All the basics are here form sharpening drills to producing "super-finished" turned bearings, grinding valves, and turning multiple screw threads. Nexus special interests. Nexus special interests. Profusely illustrated. You get everything you need to set up a lathe and get it running.
You get eleven chapters: history and development of the lathe, how to take accurate measurements, plain turning work between centers, drilling reaming and tapping, chuck work; taper turning and boring, setting up and leveling the lathe, operation of the lathe, lathe tools and their application, cutting screw threads, and special classes of work.
How to Run a Lathe: The Care and Operation of a Screw Cutting Lathe #ad - Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. South bend lathe Works sent out this manual with every Lathe they sold. 2013 reprint of 1942 Edition.
Steam Engine DesignLindsay Pubns #ad - 130 pages. Explains the parts and operation of steam engines clearly and the engineering principles. Nexus special interests. Reprint of an 1896 volume on steam engines originally published by the International Correspondence Schools as part of a home study program. Nexus special interests. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and diagrams.