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How Steam Locomotives Really Work

Author : Peter William Brett Semmens
ISBN : 0198607822
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The technology underlying steam trains was one of the foundations of the industrial revolution in the 19th Century, and although it has since been replaced, steam trains can still be found all over the world, preserved in railways and museums. This book describes their components, and how they work, and considers their development over 150 years, all over the world.

How Steam Locomotives Really Work

Author : Peter William Brett Semmens
ISBN : 0198607822
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The technology underlying steam trains was one of the foundations of the industrial revolution in the 19th Century, and although it has since been replaced, steam trains can still be found all over the world, preserved in railways and museums. This book describes their components, and how they work, and considers their development over 150 years, all over the world.

This Man S Pill

Author : Carl Djerassi
ISBN : 9783709937167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dem Autor ist am 15. Oktober 1951, in einem kleinen Labor in Mexico City der entscheidende Schritt zur synthetischen Herstellung des Hormons Gestagen gelungen, was die "Antibabypille" ermöglicht hat. In diesem Buch verfolgt Djerassi genauer, als er das bisher getan hat, die Geschichte der "Pille" mit ihren Vorstufen, etwa den Forschungen und Ergebnissen des Innsbrucker Biologen Prof. Ludwig Haberlandt aus den zwanziger Jahren, schildert die Auswirkungen seiner Erfindung auf Gesellschaft und Politik und sinniert über die sich abzeichnende Trennung von Sex und Fortplanzung. Auch persönliche Erinnerungen an die turbulenten fünfziger und sechziger Jahre breitet der vorzügliche Erzähler Djerassi vor dem Leser der zwölf Essays aus. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Ursula-Maria Mössner

How A Steam Locomotive Works A New Guide

Author : Dominic Wells
ISBN : 0711038147
Genre : Steam locomotives
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Dominic Wells provides a simple explanation of how a steam locomotive works using clear descriptions and diagrams. He explains the functions of all the components used, such as cylinders, valve gears, air brakes, injectors and gauge glasses.

Working Steam

Author : Hans Halberstadt
ISBN : 9781567997767
Genre : Photography
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Celebrates the glory of steam locomotives and the golden age of North American railroads, in a lavishly illustrated, full-color account of working steam trains from all over the United States and Canada, accompanied by a helpful guide to historical railroad sites.

The American Steam Locomotive In The Twentieth Century

Author : Tom Morrison
ISBN : 9781476665825
Genre : Transportation
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Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time--enormous engines that powered a colossal industry. They were deceptively simple machines, yet, the more their technology was studied, the more obscure it became. Despite immense and sustained engineering efforts, steam locomotives remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, steam locomotives disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of American steam locomotive development and operation.

How A Steam Locomotive Works

Author : Karen Parker
ISBN : 0939487896
Genre : Transportation
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This book examines how modern steam locomotive works, including all its major sub-systems and appliances. Illustrations show how each part of the locomotive fits into the overall functioning, some background on each aspect of each function, and examples of various locomotives from a wide variety of railroads all over the U.S. The book is written for the layman to understand, providing a really easy to comprehend, yet technically competent and complete volume that will be valuable for anyone interested in the steam era.

Glover Steam Locomotives

Author : Richard L. Hillman
ISBN : 0911581405
Genre : Transportation
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One of the oldest companies in Georgia, the Glover Machine Works produced 200 small steam locomotives in eight different gauges. The only recorded history of this company is now available in a deluxe 10” x 10”, 128-page hardbound book from Heimburger House Publishing Company and written by Marietta resident Richard L. Hillman. The amazing archives of its historic records allows for a complete description of this fascinating company. From the first engine that rolled out of the Glover shops in 1902 to the removal of the last steam locomotive from the plant in 1995, Glover Machine Works followed the rise and fall of the lumbering and mining industries of the South. Although Glover locomotive production never rivaled companies such as Alco or Baldwin, Glover provided as many as 200 small steam locomotives in several gauges to a variety of companies in a dozen states and the same number of foreign countries, mostly in the Caribbean and South America. Learn about the various wheel arrangements, weights, tractive efforts and gauges as you step back in time with each page. The Glover plant turned out 0-4-0s, 0-4-2s, 0-4-4s, 0-6-0s, 0-6-2s, 0-6-4s, 2-6-0s, 2-8-0s and 4-6-0s in eight different gauges including 24”, 36” and standard gauge. By 1930, the firm had expanded into other types of industrial products to fill the locomotive void, and left the locomotive business to others. This book proudly features many of the glass plate negatives that were retained by Glover in the plant archives where hundreds of original documents, catalogs and photographs were stored for many years. The Eastman Kodak Company helped supply materials in producing the Glover archive photographs. Lavishly illustrated with 230 pictures and many builder’s photos, this book contains eight chapters and a locomotive roster, a photo gallery illustrating the locomotives and a chapter entitled Puzzle Pages. The Glover Machine Works, now dissolved and the plant torn down, continues to evoke memories of small, distinctive steam engines that made their way mostly into the South’s stone and marble quarries and lumbering operations.

Steam Engines

Author : James Lincoln Collier
ISBN : 0761418806
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Follows the development of the steam engine"--Provided by publisher.

Scratch Building Model Railway Tank Locomotives

Author : Simon Bolton
ISBN : 9781785001420
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This fascinating volume tells you everything you need to know about how to build an 00 gauge Tilbury Tank locomotive or, indeed, any similar type of tank. Written in an engaging, encouraging and easily understable style, this new work is a worthy successor to the author's first book, Scratch-Building Model Railway Locomotives, which was short-listed for the Ian Allan Railway Book of the Year Awards in 2014. Containing scale diagrams, step-by-step photos, sketches and specially commissioned artwork, the book celebrates the history of Tilbury Tanks and demonstrates a range of different techniques that will prove invaluable in constructing models of these charismatic little locomotives. If you have not yet taken the plunge and begun scratch-building, or if you want to complement your growing scratch-building skills and knowledge, this is the book for you. Considers how to begin the process of scratch-building a particular prototype, with particular reference to problem-solving and research; discusses the tools, products and materials used to build the model and examines how to complement scratch-building with etched parts and castings; covers the more complex tools and jigs that are employed for impressing rivets, rolling boilers and soldering chassis; examines the fault-finding methods used in order to get a simple chassis successfully up and running; explains the choices involved in providing springing and beam compensation; provides simple solutions for achieving a good paint finish. Brimming with useful hints and advice, this new book tells you everything you need to know about how to build an 00 gauge Tilbury Tank locomotive, or any similar tank and is beautifully illustrated with 286 colour photographs and diagrams including sketches and specially commissioned artwork.

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