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  • Flying Scotsmanby Brian Sharpe

    Wharncliffe 2009; US$ 8.99

    From hauling the first non-stop express from London to Edinburgh in 1928 and breaking the 100mph barrier in 1934, to being sold in 1963, and to its final home at the York National Railway Centre, The Flying Scotsman has a rich and, at times, controversial history.It has travelled across the USA and steamed across Australia, changed owners and color... more...

  • British Steam - BR Standard Locomotivesby Keith Langston

    Wharncliffe 2012; US$ 8.99

    After WWII the existing railway companies were all put into the control of the newly formed British Transport Commission and that government organization spawned British Railways, which came into being on 1st January 1948. The railway infrastructure had suffered badly during the war years and most of the steam locomotives were 'tired' and badly... more...

  • Model Engine-Makingby J. Pocock

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    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.... more...

  • LMS/BR Class 7 4-6-0 Rebuildsby David Clarke

    Crowood 2014; US$ 29.17

    A comprehensive look at the LMS/BR Class 7 4-6-0 rebuilt locomotives, including the rebuilt Jubilees, the rebuilt Patriots and the rebuilt Royal Scots. The book includes hundreds of photographs and feedback from the original crews that operated the engines. Contents include:Origins of the rebuilt Class 7s in the 1940s and the design of the 2A boiler;... more...

  • The Railways of Glasgowby Gordon D Webster

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The city of Glasgow, formerly one of the largest industrial centres in the world, was once responsible for building about one-quarter of the world's railway locomotives. This was complemented by a massive urban railway network: the second largest in the UK. However, the Beeching Report of 1963 inevitably took its toll on Glasgow. This book examines... more...

  • Detailing and Modifying Ready-to-Run Locomotives in 00 Gaugeby George Dent

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    During the twenty years in which Britain's nationalized railway operated mainline steam locomotives, a vast array of individual designs complemented the British Railways 'Standard' machines, built up to 1960. Such was the variety of motive power to be seen on the network that this 'early' period of BR's existence has proved to be the most enduring... more...

  • Detailing and Modifying Ready-to-Run Locomotives in 00 Gaugeby George Dent

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    The 00 gauge ready-to-run market has changed dramatically over the past decade, with supreme levels of accuracy, detail, finish and mechanical performance now becoming the standard benchmark of all new models. As the hobby continues to blossom, an increasing range of steam, diesel and electric subjects now find themselves in the catalogues of the... more...

  • Industrial Materials for the Future R&D Strategiesby Richard Silberglitt; David R. Howell; Douglas Norland

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    The failure of tubes that carry water and steam inside boilers used to recover chemicals during papermaking is a major problem for the forest products industry. This report describes a case study of government-industry research and development aimed at solving the problem. more...

  • Power from Steamby Richard L. Hills

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 84.00

    Power from Steam is the first comprehensive history of the steam engine in 50 years. more...

  • Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materialsby P Brøndsted; R Nijssen

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 265.00

    Wind energy is gaining critical ground in the area of renewable energy, with wind energy being predicted to provide up to 8% of the world?s consumption of electricity by 2021. Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades as well as the requirements and challenges for composite... more...