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Making Small Gas-Fired Boilers for Steam Models, Hardback Book

Making Small Gas-Fired Boilers for Steam Models Hardback

Part of the Crowood Metalworking Guides series



This book describes how to make two vertical and two horizontal copper boilers with a capacity of less than three-bar litres.

All four boilers are heated with liquid petroleum gas (LPG) contained in small refillable or disposable tanks.

With over 285 colour photographs and diagrams, it includes the tools and equipment required, together with important safety considerations; how to work the various materials to make the necessary parts; step-by-step instructions on the technique of silver solder; the testing regime; a review of various sizes and shapes of gas burners and how to connect them; instructions for building replacements for the well-known Verto boiler, a vertical boat boiler, a portable-engine boiler and a Cornish boiler with Galloway tubes. Finally, there is guidance on the efficient operation and essential maintenance of steam boilers and safety calculations and a list of useful contacts.


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