Building Small Boilers for Gas Firing (Digital book)
The printed edition of this book is no longer available but is reintroduced as a digital book for viewing on a computer, iPad, iPhone or android mobile. Not downloadable on to a 'Kindle' or similar reader.
The first new book on copper boilermaking for some time, this covers the materials, tools and techniques needed to build smaller copper tubed, gas fired, boilers that can be soldered in a single session. With a capacity of under three bar/litres, boilers of this size require less-extensive independent testing for public operation. There is a comprehensive explanation of how to build three vertical and three locomotive boilers, complete with dimensioned drawings and copious constructional photographs. An appendix provides the necessary stress calculations and heater performances. Whilst this is solidly aimed at the beginner who wants to build gas-fired boilers to run his smaller Stuart type stationary models from, or to fit to their 16mm NG or Gauge 1 locomotives, there is a lot here that will be of general use to builders of larger copper boilers.120 A4 format pages with drawings and numerous all colour photographs.
See also: Ceramic Burners for Model Steam Boilers by the same author