Workshop Materials
by Alex Weiss

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

150 x 210mm


ISBN 978-185486-192-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

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 engineneering and other plastics. It also contains details about abrasives, adhesives, bearing materials, ceramics and refractory rnaterials, coatings, electroplating solutions, fuels, gases, Iubricants, pickles, polishing materials, sealants and solders. It provides an easy reference for those seeking the right rnaterial 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, boot 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.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Metric



Chapter 1 - Iron and steel

Chapter 2 - Aluminium and copper

Chapter 3 - Other non-ferrous metals

Chapter 4 - Selecting materials

Chapter 5 - Plastics

Chapter 6 - Wood

Chapter 7 - Refractory and abrasive materials

Chapter 8 - Jointing materials

Chapter 9 - Cleaning, etching, pickling and plating fluids

Chapter 10 - Coatings, fuels, lubricants and other workshop materials

Appendix 1 - Safety
Appendix 2 - Glossary of terms and abbreviations
Appendix 3 - Metric/imperial conversion tables
Appendix 4 - List of useful addresses
Appendix 5 - Bibliography