Foundrywork for the Amateur
by B. Terry Aspin

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

150 x 210mm


ISBN 978-185486-168-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

Since 1954, when Foundrywork for the Amateur was first published, the advance of technology and engineering has been enormous and there have been many revisions along the way. However, conditions in the 1990s are so far removed from the state of affairs in the 1950s that, although the basic principle of the foundry remains the same, the language and the presentation of the book was due to be uplifted. The present edition therefore represents a complete rewrite to conform to the era and, in particular, to the availability of material which at one time was taken for granted.

Not only has the text been updated but the illustrations have been completely redrawn and, on the basis of the advances made in the amateur foundry since the early days, the photographs have also been renewed and increased in number. This new edition also reflects the author's growing interest in the model steam locomotive.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - About crucibles

Chapter 3 - The furnace

Chapter 4 - Foundry sand

Chapter 5 - Moulding boxes

Chapter 6 - Pattern making

Chapter 7 - Cores and core making

Chapter 8 - Making a greensand mould

Chapter9 - Melting procedure

Chapter 10 - A 'drop bottom' cupola

Appendix - Supplier names and addresses