This richly illustrated manual is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the installation, operation, and maintenance of propulsion systems for scale model ships. Beginning with model and propulsion system options, the author goes on to describe both electric and steam systems, including the fitting and care of battery packs, radio controls, and the operation of steam boilers, with an emphasis on safety when dealing with pressurized containers. Paddle-wheels and screw propellers are covered as well as such specialized propulsion units as variable-pitch propellers, azimuth thrusters, and Voith Schneider units. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and the author's own technical line drawings and complemented by the inclusion of data tables and appendices with addresses of suppliers of materials and equipment, this eminently practical and useful handbook is indispensable reading for all working ship modelers. 200 plans and illustrations. Appendixes. 71/4 x 91/2 inches.
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Tom Gorman has been a professional ship modeller since his retirement from the marine engineering industry in 1983. A frequent contributor to modelling magazines in both the UK and the USA, such as Model Shipwright and Model Boats, he is the author of the highly-praised Working Scale Model Merchant Ships.
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Book Description Naval Institute Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111591148162
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1591148162