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Great old books on steam engines construction

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Great old books on steam engines construction
August 12, 2020 10:40PM
Late 19th-early 20th century books on steam engine construction:

Model aeroplanes and their engines; a practical book for beginners
by Cavanagh, George Anthony, 1894- [steam engine powered aircraft models making]

Publication date 1917


The Model Engineer's Handybook: A Practical Manual on Model Steam Engines ...
by Paul Nooncree Hasluck

Publication date 1902


Model engine construction, with practical instructions to artificers and amateurs
by Alexander, John Henry. [from old catalog]

Publication date 1894


Model engines and small boats, new methods of engine and boiler making; with chapter on elementary ship design and constrution
by Hopkins, Nevil Monroe, 1873-

Publication date 1898


Steam-engine theory and practice
by Ripper, William, 1853-1937


The modern steam engine, theory--design--construction--use; a practical treatise
by Richardson, John

Publication date 1908


There are a lot of good technical books published at that time.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/2020 10:59PM by novice.
Re: Great old books on steam engines construction
August 13, 2020 12:34PM
This steam cycle on the modern steam (sports car) is interesting. It has a turbine intended to spin a cooling fan. Dave Nergard demonstrated this concept on his Stanley quite successfully. According to the TS and to fill in some blanks, the system intends to have economizer and super heat along with a compound steam engine without reheat. I believe it includes a feed water heater.

Not sure I would have two (2) pumps and favor a reheat between HP and LP piston(s).

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