The Model Engineer and Practical Electrician Volume 19

The Model Engineer and Practical Electrician Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...switch, and when the soldered together, starting by putting the ends on to the roof, and then the sides, and finally soldering all joints. The windows are edged with No. 16 gauge brass wire. The body is fixed to the frame by the two couplers (which are made of four pieces of tin each, each piece forming a side) and by a brass bolt each side of the frame. When the whole was completely finished, it was enamelled old gold and black and lined with yellow. At the left-hand side of the door ventilators are painted, but cannot be seen in photographs. The frame is enamelled mahogany outside and red current was switched on it ran along at a good speed; but as the track is only 8 ft. long, it could not get its proper speed. This te6t quite satisfied me. as the accumulator weighs 4$ lbs., and so I proceeded with the body thus: A sheet of stout tin was obtained and the ends, sides, roof, and windows marked out, and then I cut them out and drilled i-i6th-in. holes where they were necessary to take the hand-rail pillars, which are made from cheese-headed brass screws, and the handrails of No. 10 gauge brass wire. When the pieces were cut out and drilled, the sides were bent to shape on a lathe crank by means of clamping one long edge and bending the other round it; this method was easy and quick. I then soldered the pillars in, and soldered the rails along the top. The hand-rails on the ends were softened, and bent with my fingers. The ends are made with doors and footplates in one piece--there, of course, being two ends--and the sides had a piece allowed on the bottom to go inside the frame to secure the body to the latter. The roof was bent on a large pipe 4 ins. diameter. As soon as all was quite ready, the parts were inside, the couplers and wheels...show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 721g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965698
  • 9781236965691