The Model Engineer and Practical Electrician Volume 7

The Model Engineer and Practical Electrician Volume 7

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...& Co., of Northampton, and are most excellent engines as regards power and speed when the narrowness of the gauge (if ins.) is taken into consideration; though, being "single drivers," they are apt to slip if overloaded. Nos. I and 2 have oscillat ing cylinders, and No. 3 is a slide-valve engine. No. 2 has a leading bogie which enables her to run through points, &c., at a high rate of speed with perfect safety. The stock of waggons consists of seven waggons and one bogie rail car, all fitted with swivel couplings. The footbridge and engine shed shown in the photographs were made by a friend, and the signals supplied by the firm already mentioned. The two stations, "Radford" and "Trent," as also "Radford tunnel," I put together myself out of cardboard. In order to avoid crowding, the engine sheds have been placed in the centre of the table, with suitable points on to the main line at Radford and Trent Stations. The Editor's Page. WE are glad to draw the attention of readers to the letter from Mr. J. R. D. Glascott, which appears in our Practical Letters Column. Our correspondent urges very forcibly and succinctly the need for accurate data in regard to models and their performances, and his remarks will surely be of interest to all those who have any right to be proud of their work. The points be enumerates have been urged bjfore, it is true, and the article in our last issue on "Testing Small Engines and Bailers" (by B.S.K.) will no doubt provide a practical basis for the amateur who has little or no knowledge of the proper way to make tests. While on this point, we may suggest that the same line of thought may be applied to other models than those mentioned by our correspondent, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929322
  • 9781236929327