The Model Engineer and Practical Electrician Volume 9

The Model Engineer and Practical Electrician Volume 9

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... plant of the Pennsylvania Railroad, to be installed at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904, promises, says the American Railroad Gazette, to be of unusual interest to those concerned with the design and economical operation of locomotives. The plant is to be built along the most approved lines, and every facility will be provided for studying the performance of steam and electric locomotives. The general design will be similar to the locomotive testing plant at Purdue University. The drivers of the locomotive will rest upon wheels carried by shafts running in fixed bearings. On the shafts of the supporting wheels will be mounted Alden hydraulic brakes, by means of which the load may be applied. The drawbar puU'will be measured by a fixed dynamometer connected to the drawbar of the engine, and will have a capacity of 80,000 lbs. When it is considered that the maximum drawbar pull of the most powerful locomotive in the world is about 70,000 lbs., it will be seen that the plant is built for the possible requirements of the future. Home-Hade Screw-Feed Drilling Hachine. By John W. Reid. HAVING started some time ago to build a J h.-p. horizontal engine, and boiler to run same, we found it was almost impossible to proceed without some sort of machine with which we could drill holes parallel or at right-angles to one another accurately, as in the case of a connecting-rod pin hole and piston-rod hole in a crosshead. Not being possessed with that most desirable of tools, viz., a lathe, and finding it impossible to procure a suitable tool for our purpose at a reasonable price, we decided to make a machine with which we could bore any'size holes necessary for our purpose, so we proceeded thus: --Having a small breast drill (which fit my brother...show more

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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823184
  • 9781236823182