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Steam engineering

  • Astonishing the Wild Pigsby Lucien F. Trueb; Audrey Stuber; Fred A. Stuber

    ATHENA-Verlag 2015; US$ 20.73

    A hydraulic machine for astonishing wild pigs was one of the many technological highlights the author encountered in the course of his career as a research scientist and science writer. Writing a book about them, never taking more (or less) than two printed pages for each of 146 subjects was a very special challenge. The book covers fundamentally important... more...

  • Sun Above the Horizonby Peter F. Varadi

    Pan Stanford 2015; US$ 69.95

    The meteoric rise of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is an incredible story. In 2013, Google?s investments in PV systems totaled about half a billion dollars and Warren Buffet, one of the famous investors, invested $2.5 billion in the world?s largest PV system in California. These gigantic investments by major financial players were made only 40 years... more...

  • Building a Portable Steam Engineby Tony Webster

    Crowood 2014; US$ 24.78

    This practical, instructional book describes the construction of a model of the Lampitt portable steam engine, which dates back to 1862, and which provided rotative power to drive threshing machines, circular saws, feed mills and other farm machinery. The construction of every component is described in precise detail and the text is supported by many... more...

  • Irradiation Embrittlement of Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) in Nuclear Power Plantsby Naoki Soneda

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 230.00

    Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) contain the fuel and therefore the reaction at the heart of nuclear power plants. They are a life-determining structural component: if they suffer serious damage, the continued operation of the plant is in jeopardy. This book critically reviews irradiation embrittlement, the main degradation mechanism affecting RPV... more...

  • Giants of Steamby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service: a story of invention, skill and passion, Giants of Steam reveals how the true advocates of steam's glory days pushed its design and performance to remarkable limits, taking these powerful and beautifully designed machines to new... more...

  • Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotivesby Simon Bolton

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    Have you ever dreamed of being able to make a beautiful model locomotive from scratch? Do you have a favourite locomotive that you would love to reproduce in model form? Are you itching to start such a project and feel you need a helping hand? If so, this is the book for you. Using step-by-step text and illustration, this new book demonstrates how... more...

  • Formal Methods Applied to Industrial Complex Systemsby Jean-Louis Boulanger

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This book presents real-world examples of formal techniques in an industrial context. It covers formal methods such as SCADE and/or the B Method, in various fields such as railways, aeronautics, and the automotive industry. The purpose of this book is to present a summary of experience on the use of “formal methods” (based on formal techniques... 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...

  • 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...