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Workshop Materials
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Workshop Materials

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Workshop Materials by Alex Weiss

Book Description

This book describes the many varied materials used by model engineers in their workshops such as iron and steel, non-ferrous metals including aluminium, brass and copper, hard and soft woods and a number of engineering and other plastics. It also contains details about abrasives, adhesives, bearing materials, ceramics and refractory materials, coatings, electroplating solutions, fuels, gases, lubricants, pickles, polishing materials, sealants and solders. It provides an easy reference for those seeking the right material for the task or an item specified on plan. Packed full of useful information, the book is aimed at those who build model locomotives, traction, boat and stationary steam engines, oil, diesel, glow and petrol engines, gas turbines, artillery pieces, farming appliances, carriages and other road vehicles as well as those who make clocks and workshop tools. It is also directed at those working with full-size machinery, such as vintage cars, motor and pedal cycles, traction engines and railway locomotives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854861924
ISBN-10: 1854861921
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x 9mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Special Interest Model Books
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
Publish Date: 12-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Alex Weiss

Workshop Electrics by Alex Weiss Workshop Electrics, Paperback (May 2011)

The book deals with electricity in the garage or home workshop and includes everything from fitting a 13 amp plug, fusing, equipment, lighting, fixtures, fittings and wiring for 240 volts mains electricity to wiring up a new workshop building.

Workshop Machinery by Alex Weiss Workshop Machinery, Paperback (October 2010)

Making a major purchase of a lathe, a milling machine or combination lathe/mill is a daunting prospect for any model engineer. This book provides practical advice on how to make the selection and provides descriptions and technical data about the wide range of machines and accessories available.

Bearings by Alex Weiss Bearings, Paperback (July 2008)

This practical book describes the wide range of bearings found in different types of models built in home workshops. It reviews the choice of bearings, materials, the type of bearing to use for each particular application and highlights the differences between home made and off-the-shelf bearings.

R/C Sports Aircraft from Scratch by Alex Weiss R/C Sports Aircraft from Scratch, Paperback (March 1998)

A comprehensive book which deals in detail with the design and construction of powered sports model aircraft. It covers everything from material to aerofoil selection, monoplanes to offbeat aircraft, wheel to ski size and the decision of what to build for the first flight.

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Author Biography - Alex Weiss

Alex Weiss has a PhD in mechanical engineering and established his own home workshop more than forty years ago.

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