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Description - Workshop Materials by Alex Weiss

A description of the many varied materials used by model engineers in their workshops and a reference to finding the right material for a task or an item specified on a technical plan. The book is aimed at those who build locomotives, traction, boat and stationery steam engines, oil, diesel, glow and petrol engines, gas turbines, artillery pieces, farming appliances, road vehicles, horse carriages and clocks. It is also directed at engineers who work with full-size machinery, such as vintage and veteran cars, motor and pedal cycles, traction engines and railways. Materials covered include: iron and steel; non-ferrous metals and alloys; aluminium; brass; copper; hard and soft abrasives; bearing materials; ceramics; refractory materials; glass; silicon; soft and hard woods; plywood; MDF; chipboard; thermoplastics; concrete; coatings; electroplating solutions; fuels; gases; lubricants; polishing materials; pickles; sealants; solders; and adhesives.

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Book Details

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

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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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