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The author spent six years building a 7 1/4 inch gauge model of an LNER B1 locomotive and wanted to paint it to a high standard. This turned out to be easier said than done. The complete process of painting and lining took two years of frustration,mistakes and wrong directions,but finally he won a gold medal at the 2004 Model Engineer Exhibition and the Charles Kennion Memorial Trophy for the best finished model in the show.It was this success that led the author to put pen to paper . This is not an academic treatise on painting , but a practical "cook book" from someone who did finally achieve a good result starting from zero knowledge.With 168 pages , 130 colour photographs and 30 diagrams this book takes the reader through all the necessary satges and processes in painting a model engineering subject. It includes selection and making of equipment,paint,prep-aration,spray and hand painting,fixing blemishes,lining,transfers,looking after paintwork and a list of suppliers.
A facsimile reprint of an early publication on using the Myford Lathe. Highly readable and a very useful book of interest to all Model Engineers .84 pages.
A reprint of an extremely rare and much sought after publication. This is a very informative book dealing extensively with the subject of escapements.
One of the finest books ever published on the hobby of woodturning giving a comprehensive introduction to the various facets of woodturning. Contains no less than 35 superb projects which will be equally popular today as when first published.
The author draws on his experience of forty-five years working as a carriage manufacturer to produce this detailed study of every stage of 'Road-carriage building'. Philipson takes the reader from the principles of construction right through draught and suspension, materials and smithin to wheel making, painting, and trimming. Illustrated with many diagrams and explanatory drawings. First published in 1897, this remains a popular book.
Published with the watchmaker in mind, this useful book will equally be of interest to many who may need to produce a spring for other purposes
Covers the construction in detail of one of the authors most famous designs. It is an extremely useful engine suited both to the beginner as well as the more experienced modeller.56 PagesWestbury
One of the lesser known valve gears, LBSC actually designed a locomotive P. V. Baker specifically to use the gear and this well illustrated booklet gives an excellent insight into the design, construction and operation of the gear
An extremely useful book giving practical guidance for the beginner.156 pagesLaw
This appeared in 1903 four years before Haslucks Metal Working described elsewhere in this list. Some of this material is included in Metal Working but you get much more. Consider bent iron work. You dont need heat, but you do need a bench anvil, hammers, pliers, and other sturdy tools to turn iron strap into fancy lamp brackets, candlestick brackets, grills, fire screens and much more. Fastening is done with simple clamps and rivets. Chapters include tools and materials; bending and working strip iron; simple exercises in bent iron. And the projects he shows are British! You will see drawings of grills and screens from Winchester and Chichester Cathedrals, and Westminster Abbey. Classic, beautiful stuff. Profusely illustrated. 160 pages. Paperback
Revised by Westbury - This book is undoubtedly the leading work of its kind. It is a comprehensive introduction to the lathe by two highly qualified writers.94 pages.Marshall
A unique reference book bringing together in one volume information on all known locomotive builders. Over 700 pages containing 541 photographs and 47 diagrams, it will be invaluable to railway historians, and of interest to steam enthusiasts of all ages.
A reprint of a detailed manual explaining how to make a small lathe suitable for most tasks facing the model engineer at a considerable saving in cost.By Mason - 82 pages
Covering the construction of that most popular of locomotives, Sweet Pea a 5" narrow gauge Bagnall style locomotive. This book shows how to step by step.174 pagesBuckler
A 1" bore x 2" stroke four column non condensing beam engine fully detailed in 44 dimensioned drawings and photos.84 pagesTubal Cain
A typical vertical steam engine of the 1860's with two arched supports for the crankshaft/flywheel. 37 photos and drawings.54 pagesTubal Cain
This booklet describes the construction of this very popular model first introduced by Stuart Turner in the early 60's. A photostat facsimile of the original constructional series
LBSCs 5" gauge GWR 0-6-0T locomotive Speedy was a design produced at the very height of his inventive powers in a period regarded by the experts as the vintage years, of LBSC. Literally hundreds of examples of this model have been and continue to be built. In spite of the passing of time and the introduction of rivals in the gauge and style, Speedy remains a very popular model and even if you do not intend to build this particular design, this book is generally informative and worth reading.
This book is based on the most popular of Stuart models the No10 range. It covers the machining of all parts of the 10 V & 10 H engines.64 pages.Smith
A one-tenth scale model of an attractive column mounted vertical engine for 1862 detailed dimensioned drawings plus 53 photos.86 pagesTubal Cain
A photostat facsimile of the original constructional series
Sub-titled 'A Practical Handbook for Men-in-Charge' this turn of the century book deals specifically with the maintenance and operation of the stationary engine and will be of interest both to restorers and modellers.
The lathe,construction,installation and maintenance design and care of cutting tools.120 pages
By W.L. RandallAn introduction to repairing and adjusting a wide range of mechanical clocks. The action of various parts and the reason for stoppage is clearly explained.
A practical handbook describing the tools, materials and methods used in cleaning and repairing all kinds of English and foreign timepieces, striking and chiming clocks and the making of English clocks.F Garrard167 pages
A very useful book first published to help constructors and owners maintain and repair their timepieces. Whilst not entering into involved matters it does nevertheless permit the reader to deal with the average clock or watch.
This very useful book contains masses of information on construction and operation of clocks. As the construction of clocks has changed little over the years this particular book will prove immensely useful covering foreign clocks as well as English designs of the period.
First published in 1922 this book covers the history of time, primitive time measurement, watch and clock escapements right through to the electric clock of the early 20th century,
Presents clearly and simply the principles and application of the sort of cutting tools used by model engineers. Covers tools for most machines.132 pagesSandy
In his second book David concentrates on two particular engines which are significant steps in the development of steam power. They are the world's first engine to achieve rotary motion by the use of a crank and flywheel followed by the first engine to have its rotational specs controlled by a governor. This important book continues David's detailed research into the history of steam power.
The leading work on model diesel engines. Full of useful designs for aircraft,cars & boats.224 pagesBowden
This book shows the wide range of models built on Drummond machines. Features several interesting projects.24 pages
Photostatic reprint of the original Drummond M type 3 centre lathe and the special attachment brochure showing all the versatility of this famous lathe.28 pages
Photostatic reprint of the original Drummond 4" round bed centre lathe. Well illustrated throughout showing all the versatility of this famous lathe.24 pages.
First serialised in Engineering in Miniature this mammoth work documents the development of the steam engine from the very earliest days. The author has not only carried out a vast amount of dedicated research, but he has also faithfully recreated several very historic engines in model form. With 117 drawings and photographs.David Hulse160 Pages
A Collection of facsimile advertisements illustrating numerous lathes and other machine tools produced at the turn of the century. Features many virtually unknown machines.56 PagesDeith
This interesting book describes the principles and workings of an electric clock and then goes on to describe the construction of the simple electric clock and three quarter seconds clock with chime release. Discusses improvements to clocks, faces for them and the chiming movementKinostan151 pages
A practical handbook giving complete instructions for the making of electrical timepieces, synchronised clock systems and chiming mechanisms.
This book was first published as a learned paper in the 1940s and covers in detail most known types of valve gear used in both stationary engines and locomotives. 100 drawings, 96 pagesT Shields90 pages
A book covering the development of the Steam Engine from the early days of Watt & Boulton up to the later developments, from the Atmospheric Engine up to the application of Corliss Valve Gears and Uniflow Engines finally closing on Steam Turbines. Well worth close inspection.
The authors cover the application of flash steam to transport and describe a home build steam car. They also cover other applications such as the model locomotive and Sentinel Railcar, however, they have concentrated on the use of flash steam in model boats and hydroplanes. They have approached the subject in a scholarly and lively fashion, and their work will go a long way to meet the demands of those who are responsible for the current revival of interest in the subject. First published in 1973 and now reprinted.
Contains details of a number of useful items which can be improved upon to make useful workshop projects for the present day.64 pagesMarshall
A subject little covered nowadays but nevertheless vital to the good operation of engines of all types. This book covers the important skill of fitting various bearings.64 pages.Twelvetrees
A reprint containing material on models and full size applications in Steam Cars etc. Details of several successful flash steam plants.
Garden railways require specialized treatment when compared with indoor lines and this book contains much useful information.110 pagesTustin
This book describes the workings of gas and oil engines of the period. Covers ignition, governors, cams and valve settings.
Gives a full explanation of the principles and methods for toothed gearcutting,including a chapter on cutting spur gears in a lathe. 92 pagesMarshall
Covers the theory and practice of the design of very small gears,friction & efficiency of tooth action,design of tools for cutting gear tooth forms.344 pages.W.O Davis
standard work on the gear wheels explaining the principles of all forms of gear wheels from lantern pinions and racks to epycyclic gears.64 pagesMarshall
First published in the USA in 1935 this comprehensive 64 page book covers all branches of lathe operation, including metal turning and is profusely illustrated with over 200 photographs and line drawings.
Describes the application of abrasive processes to finishing surfaces to a high degree of precision with descriptions of machines from the operators point of view.80 pagesWestbury
A comprehensive book on all aspects of hardening & tempering engineers tools. A very useful book which should be required reading for all model engineers96 pagesGentry
Complete explanations of all aspects of workshop drawings with 34 illustrations.64 pagesLongland
First published in the late 1930's this book describes the construction of a basic yet reliable electric clock. The reader can modify the case to suit his own requirements and will if they follow the instructions in the book have a useful and reliable timepiece.B. Way54 pages
Covering the tracing and cutting of veneer, the assembly of the picture and cleaning up and polishing. Contains a useful list of veneers and recommendations on choice of same. Marquetry picture are so rich in the variety of their natural colour, texture and figure that one gains a very real satisfaction from the handling of veneers.
The author exhaustively researched very small ignition equipment in the late 1940's and this book is the result of that research. Practically every known form of ignition design is covered.
A compilation of articles originally published in Model Engineer. This book contains plans & details of a vast range of accessories and improvements for the lathe.192 pagesRadford
Describes the tools required in benchwork and all the processes,from the initial interpretation of the workshop drawing to the final finishing.160 pagesBray
One of the most useful books on the subject covering drilling & boring jigs and milling and planning fixtures.Davey
This book is a must for aspiring or practicing model engineers. Covers all aspects of installation and use of the lathes and how to use all tools.Machining procedures covered in detail.112 pages
This information booklet contains fifteen chapters covering all the various metals used by the model engineer. 56 pages
A treatise on lapping and polishing practice including the abrasives used for lapping,methods of charging laps and material for polishing & polishing wheels.64 pagesHammond
To produce accurate and well finished work in the lathe or shaping machine it is essential that the tools used should be of the correct form and be properly sharpened and this book deals primarily with the practical side of this subject.80 pagesDuplex
useful introduction for the model engineer covering the many varied aspects of lathework. Explains procedures and provides examples of turning practice.96 pagesCamm
Westbury - 112 PagesFirst published over fifty years ago, this book consists of nine chapters covering centring devices, tool holder and cutter bars, dividing appliances, milling attachments, screw cutting aids and much more. Its author, E t Westbury was probably the leading writer of his day
This book is a collection of illustrated notes from the authors articles on small steam locomotives. Renamed,reprinted & much expanded 96 pagesLSBC
One of the leading books on this subject. Gives extensive descriptions of most valve gears and the settings. Profusely illustrated.288 PagesYoder
The combined knowledge in this book will enable any model engineer to understand the working of the injector and to construct his own injectors.80pagesHarding
WILLIAMSA useful book showing in detail the method of setting valves.108 pages
First published in 1910 this small book explains the principal features of locomotive construction and practice. A very useful book for all interested in the steam locomotive.
As the title implies this is a very comprehensive work on all aspects of building and operating a live steam locomotive. 12 chapters cover the locomotive,its running track,right through to passenger carrying.White212 pages
Reprint of a well known Percival Marshall book of 1920. It is an invaluable handbook and guide to power plants for all kinds of steam propelled model boats and ships.
Subtitled 'A Practical Guide to the Construction Management and Use of the Modern Magneto' this book first appeared in 1922 and is therefore a useful reference guide for anyone with an early vintage vehicle or aero engine that requires a particular magneto. Careful study of the book will enable readers to repair or rewire a magneto if so required.
This is one of the very few books on the subject and contains much useful knowledge for the amateur.64 pages
A reprint of a very early technical work. Makes fascinating reading from a historical & technical point of view.Hasluck156 pages
An extremely authoritative and useful book on the subject. Micrometers,Gauges & CalipersA Marshall & G Gentry
The author describes in detail the construction of small scale model cars of various types, mainly 1/24 to scale. Every part and accessory from the starting handle to the tail light is covered.
What sets this book apart from previous works is that interested readers can find all they are likely to need to know in this single volume. The author begins by describing the operation and development of the injector. From here we learn how to determine a suitable delivery rate and are led step by step through all the details of manufacture adopted by the author. Copiously illustrated with fully dimensioned drawings and photographs taken in the authors own workshop, it is unlikely that anyone who chooses to make their own injectors will be at a loss for clear information. Invaluable sections of this book not encountered elsewhere at least not in such detail are the authors notes on fault finding and their cure, servicing and maintenance. Owners experiencing the frustration of a temperamental injector need look no further than these pages to discover how to introduce reliability and thereby peace of mind to activities on the track or rally field. The author finishes with a chapter on building his popular four-facet small drill sharpening device originally published in Model Engineer magazine.
A reprint of a practical handbook on designing,making and treating of small steam boilers. Contains numerous useful diagrams.Pearce64 pages
This particular book covers the whole of constructional methods including keels and ballast, sail planning, model yacht racing, spars and rigging, and steering. Designs are given for models of a sloop, a schooner yacht, John Cabot's ship, a Tudor ship and a petrol engine hydroplane etc
A useful book showing how milling is done.Gives clear indication of some of the processes employed and the tools used.Marshall64 pages
In nine chapters the author comprehensively covers general considerations and principles, efficiency, design features and scale effects. Materials and their properties, calculations for safe working pressures and general proportions are discussed. Chapters are also devoted to types of boilers, methods of constructions, flanging and forming plates, setting out, annealing and riveting. Then we have details of boiler mountings and fittings, safety valves, gauges, clack valves, regulators and all the other detail parts inherent to good boilers. Fuels and firing methods are discussed, as are test pressures, testing, superheaters, feedwater heaters and the like. Many useful tables are provided and a wide selection of detailed drawings covering every type of model boiler in use today. First published in 1967 and now reprinted.
A bible for both novice & experienced alike.Containing 28 chapters covering a vast range of machining processes and the construction of a varied range of accessories for the lathe. Large format.Thomas308 pages
Westburys first major book on Model Engineering lathes revised and updated.Westbury156 pages
This book describes in detail glow plug ignition and indicates the sort of model in which the glow plug engine gives of its best.
Not merely a collection of previously published material, this book is based on a series of articles by âChuckâ. All the text and illustrations have been specially prepared by the author for this book, in which he offers suggestions which can be regarded as an alternative to the more expensive option of acquiring one of the hundreds of commercially available model locomotives
Drawing on many years of practical experience the author explains in detail by over 300 descriptive photographs the construction of a model locomotive boiler from the selection of tools and materials through the working of the metal to the testing of the finished boiler.
This particular book is the only one in existence on this subject and explains the principle of jet reaction engines. It features a number of examples the reader can build for powering various models.Bowden72 Pages
The author was an acknowledged expert on model petrol engines and this book still remains the leading work on the subject, packed with useful information and designs.Westbury242 pages
Details the development of petrol engines and features plans of the current designs.Caunter72 pages.
This book contains designs for eight different engines together with details of their construction & operation.Muncaster72 Pages
This book covers a range of engines from the simplest oscillating engine to high-duty marine and small power enclosed engines. The illustrations are mostly of model stationary and marine steam engines built by the author. Points of general interest include reversing gears, lubrication - a subject which has been largely neglected - and a number of miscellaneous items (governors, lagging, splash guards, drain cocks, feed pumps, stop valves, saddle keys, etc etc). First published in 1958 and now reprinted.
This interesting booklet covers model power boating as a hobby and goes on to describe the construction of various boats including a steam tug, steam yacht and a model stern wheeler. It covers boats with turbines as well as a simple marine engine, flash boilers etc. Published in the heyday of model boating when steam boats were the rule rather than the exception, this is a particularly interesting booklet.
A companion work to the 'Machinery for Model Steamers and Model Steamer Building', this book covers the planning, construction and installation of the all important fittings on a model steamer from steering gear to winches.
The author shows how you can build your own miniature steam locomotive. Gives full instructions plus clear diagrams to enable anyone to construct their own loco in a home workshop.Coles224 pages
Martin Evans, who was a regular contributor to Model Engineer for many years, made a special study of locomotive valve gears, and carried out much practical work in connection with them. This book thoroughly covers the whole subject and provides practical help to all those interested in designing and building model locomotives Among the valve gears described are: Stephenson, Gooch, Allan, Joy, Hackworth, Marshall, Walschaerts, Baker, Beames, Jones, Greenlys Corrected, Caprotti, Cossart, etc.
Intended as an introductory handbook to the selection and construction of ships fittings, this book also goes on to give useful hints on rigging. It ranges from modern yachts through the clipper ships to ships of the Trafalgar period, and not only does it show the fittings in general, but also the deck plans of characteristic ships.
This book gives the modeller an opportunity to design & build several different types of steam turbine and covers their practice & operation.Harrison64 pages
A reprint of a classic early book on the building of model steam boats with details of making paddle steamers, launches and a torpedo boat destroyer.
A comprehensive guide to model yachts and the techniques of sailing them, written by one of the leading exponents of his day. A very readable and useful publication still of use today.
Describing the processes of making a simple mould, the general practice of pattern making and typical examples of light and heavy work. A Past Masters book.
Describes the more practical aspects of painting and lining and gives a brief outline of the materials used and the mixing of paints
The construction of model ships is as popular a hobby now as when this book was first published in 1949. The book covers all aspects of period ship modelling and gives constructional notes with 65 diagrams on the making of an Elizabethan galleon.
This book provides the student with foundations underlying workshop practice as will enable him to continue to build a sound technique by further observation and practice. Its pictorial presentation helps the clear understanding of the best methods of machining.
A detailed book on the various methods of planing & shaping,the accessories needed and the methods of holding the work etc.Marshall64 pages
First published in 1905 this interesting book covers the subject of electroplating in a straightforward manner and will be useful to the reader. It describes in detail the system and the various forms of plating including silver and gold
A reprint of any early book published in the heyday of the portable containing considerable information for the enthusiast and modeller. Well illustrated throughout.
With historical notes and diagrams, plus plans and construction details of several model hot air engines, this book is a must for the hot air enthusiast.
As with other skills, successful welding must largely depend on the dexterity of the operator but this book enables the natural skill of the craftsman to be improved both in quality and quantity.
This book describes both the design and construction of small power transformers and contains over 100 diagrams & photos.Molloy180 pages
A reprint of one of the most popular technical books of all time. It is as interesting and useful now as when it was first published.Marshall180 pages
Now reprinted, provides full information on construction and detailed instructions on the use of the Quorn Of equal value to amateur engineers and those who work in tool rooms, model shops, specialist engineering services etc
A detailed view of the subject ,illustrated with some very informative diagrams which will be of considerable use to the model engineer.Pull88 pages
A practical guide for the model engineer to some of the operations carried out either by hand or machine tools. Covers screwthreading, the equipment and methods & then goes on to cover screwcutting equipment and operations. Appendix contains 12 reference tables.
This standard work includes a rational and easily understood method of setting up gears without the use of tables and some notes on chasing,cutting worms etc. etc.Gentry64 pages
Not only covers the sharpening to tools in general but also shows advanced methods that not only result in the sharpening of the tool but restores as accurately as possible the original profile of the tool.Duplex108 pages
First published at the turn of the century when ornamental turning was a very popular pastime this book shows how to adapt the original lathe to enable it to be used for the simpler operations of ornamental turning. Describes the ornamental slide rest and the eccentric, vertical and horizontal cutters.
Describes in detail with numerous illustrations and drawings the theory and operation of the slide valve.Tennant64 Pages
A very practical book describing types,running characteristics,starting arrangements and general applications of fractional hp alternating current motors.
This excellent book covers all aspects of dynamo and motor building,armatures and their windings and magnets. Numerous tables and illustrations.Powell60 pages
First published in 1951 this book contains detailed instructions on the manufacture of several different electric motors suitable for the various applications
This is a practical handbook for the user of small gas,petrol or paraffin oil stationary engines .Westbury120 pages
A book to inspire those who want to develop their own den for any kind of creative hobby. How to make the best of space.tool storage etc.Smith188 pages
Describes and, with the accompanying set of 17 A3 sized plans, illustrates the construction of an "0" gauge 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive, either an LMS Class 5 or a GWR County Class.
Despite the virtual disappearance of the steam locomotive from most major railway systems in the world, interest has not only remained high but has been growing at a remarkable rate, especially in the area of miniature passenger hauling locomotives. It is no exaggeration to say that hundreds of locomotives in, particularly in 31/2", 5" and 71/4" gauge are under construction by amateurs in any year; some are completed in a matter of months, but others may occupy a builder with limited spare time for ten years or more. Contributing to the numbers of models built and the widening knowledge of the subject is the work of Martin Evans, for many years Technical Editor and subsequently Editor of Model Engineer, and undoubtedly todays most prolific writer on, and designer of, locomotives for amateur construction. His earlier book, Manual of Model Steam Locomotive Construction, became the standard work on the subject; The Model Steam Locomotive is to some degree an extended and updated version which can confidently be expected to become the standard reference in future
First published in 1954, the first chapter of this useful book guides the reader in the establishment of a workshop, and selection of tools and machines. In a further 25 chapters, the book details all the various maintenance that needs to be taken on a motorcycle. Suitable not only for the older motorcycle but also for the more modern machine.
The four main groups of factors in machining-surface finish,tool forces & power,tool wear and machine vibration are covered in this book.Chisholm86 pages
This book helps to clarify shapes and dimensions of normal working drawings and prevent time wasting or costly errors of interpretation.Booker60 pages
A useful booklet in which plain surfaces and straight edges,which are essential to almost all precise mechanical work are discussed.60 pages
Describes the work of the toolmaker in producing special devices needed in the accurate production of parts. A selection of useful equipment is described in detail enabling the reader to make jigs and fittings etc as required.
Originally written for the Unimat 3 this excellent book is equally applicable to any of the present day compact lathes.Wingrove
One of the most popular lathe books - Now reprinted. Contains detailed guidance and data for the engineer
VIRGINIA was produced in answer to requests that LBSC should design a real pioneer days type locomotive redolent of cowboys and Indians and the opening up of the West. The result truly captures the spirit of those times and Virginia is a very attractive locomotive.The reader is guided easily through pitfalls even before they become apparent in the friendly down toearth way for which the author was world famou
A facsimile reprint of an invaluable standard reference work first published in the 1940âs. Gives the reader an excellent appreciation of the numerous types of valve gear designs. 142 pages with over 130 diagrams and illustrations. One of the most informative books on the subject available.
This small but comprehensive 28 page book was first published as part of a larger work for the amateur. It is therefore an ideal introductory book to repairing written by one of the leading experts on the subject.
A practical handbook giving an introduction to the basic principles of welding and describing in detail the welding and cutting of metals by oxy-acetylene and metallic process.
A companion volume to the authors Model Engineers Workshop Manual. This book is a combined work comprising the authors two earlier books Building the Universal Pillar Tool & Dividing & Graduating.. Revised & updated with 200 illustrations & 300 drawings.Thomas302 pages
This book describes in a simple manner the operation of the lathe in relation to wood turning and is both helpful and instructive.
The hobby of woodturning is explained in detail and the lathe, its accessories, tools, face plates and many varieties of chuck are described. Chucking is explained and fully illustrated chapters show how to produce many varied examples of the woodturners art.
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