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Steam engineering

  • Giants of Steamby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • Measurement and Monitoringby Vytautas Giniotis; Anthony Hope

    Momentum Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book presents the main methods and techniques for measuring and monitoring the accuracy of geometrical parameters of precision Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and automated machines, including modern coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Highlights include: ? Standard methods and means of testing, together with methods newly developed and... more...

  • Sun Above the Horizonby Peter F. Varadi

    Pan Stanford 2014; 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...

  • 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...

  • Thermal Use of Shallow Groundwaterby Fritz Stauffer; Peter Bayer; Philipp Blum; Nelson Molina Giraldo; Wolfgang Kinzelbach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 139.95

    The thermal use of the shallow subsurface is increasingly being promoted and implemented as one of many promising measures for saving energy. A series of questions arises concerning the design and management of underground and groundwater heat extraction systems, such as the sharing of the thermal resource and the assessment of its long-term potential.... more...