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This book deals with principles and characteristics of the wide range of motor types likely to be useful in small engineering workshop applications. It also covers matters such as speed control, electric braking, generators, installation and safety aspects - everything, in fact, of practical value to the small workshop user. In the years since the publication of the first edition, the book has become a well-established reference source for users to dip into when more information is needed on how motors behave both in standard usage and also in less common applications. In this time a lot has happened in the field of motor design. This second edition now contains updated information covering both these later developments in motor types and their control systems. A major section is devoted to the characteristics and installation of Variable Frequency Drive units (VFDs). It also covers the operating differences between North American and European power systems.
Painting rocks and hiding them for others to find is the latest craze sweeping the nation and this book has everything you need to know to get started. From preparing rocks to paint, to hiding and tracking your creations, this book will make sure you get the most out of this fun family activity. Packed full of ideas for cool designs, hints and tips on hiding and finding rocks and lots of info on the rock painting community, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to get involved in this exciting new hobby.
*Star Wars(R), Star Trek(R), Battlestar Galactica(R), spaceships, shuttlepods, droids, and much more*Big and small, young and young at heart, this book is for all LEGO(R) fans"One day, long long ago, someone had the idea to build space ships etc. from the Star Wars movies. I was immediately excited by that idea, got all the necessary LEGO(R) bricks and started building. My passion has not dwindled since."Joe Klang LEGO(R) Galaxy comes with complete instructions as to how to build your favorite spaceship, droid or space station it only takes a little ambition, imagination and intuition. Simple step-by-step instructions complete with clearly arranged parts lists make it easy to bring your favorite science fiction movies to life.
The mBot robotics platform is a hugely popular kit because of the quality of components and price. With hundreds of thousands of these kits out there in homes, schools and makerspaces, there is much untapped potential. Getting Started with mBots is for non-technical parents, kids and teachers who want to start with a robust robotics platform and then take it to the next level. The heart of the mBot, the mCore is a powerful Arduino based microcontroller that can do many things without soldering or breadboarding.
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 engineering and other plastics. It also contains details about abrasives, adhesives, bearing materials, ceramics and refractory materials, coatings, electroplating solutions, fuels, gases, lubricants, pickles, polishing materials, sealants and solders. It provides an easy reference for those seeking the right material 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, boat 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.
This handy tourist guide is the must-have item to pack into your suitcase if you're planning a trip to Australia. Known as `the land Down Under', Australia is renowned for its exquisite gemstones and jewellery; notably, Black Opals, Sapphires and Pink Diamonds. An integral part of the `Gemstone Detective' series, written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries, this book gives you sufficient knowledge to ensure that you bring home the real deal - not a fake! "Where's the best place to buy?" and "What do I look for?" are the two most commonly asked questions. This invaluable handbook answers those questions and many more based on first-hand, up-to-date research. Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring or special anniversary gift, or perhaps for a memento of your trip, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Australia will hold your hand through the experience leaving you feeling happy and proud of your new purchase. Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the `Gemstone Detective' series to provide readers with up-to-date and trusted information. Her aim is to help travellers avoid the cons, tricks and disappointments of a bad buying decision. Without this book, you could make a very expensive mistake!
Prepare to shop for gemstones and jewellery on your next holiday Going on holiday and fancy buying a piece of jewellery? Are you planning on making a romantic gesture, but your lack of knowledge makes you uneasy about parting with your hard-earned cash? What should you look out for? How do you know it's real? How do you bring it home safely? This handy little guide answers these questions and many more. It's an easy read without any gem jargon, and is packed with useful tips and priceless information that could save you a fortune! Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring or special anniversary gift, or perhaps for a souvenir of your trip, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery Worldwide will guide you through the experience. An integral part of the `Gemstone Detective' series, this unique book provides the essential knowledge you need to buy with confidence. Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to over fifty countries in her lifetime.
Explore the beauty of India's undiscovered gems! India has some of the world's most beautiful gemstones: especially when it comes to flawless Golconda diamonds and the finest Kashmir sapphire. You'll soon find yourself mesmerised by the variety of gemstones to be found in this majestic country and spoilt for choice. It is great fun shopping for gemstones in India but (as with many other places in the world) you should remember one thing - buyer beware! Offering practical advice, tips and the essential questions to ask, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in India will help you avoid the tricks of the trade on your holiday. Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries in her lifetime, this essential guide for tourists is part of the Gemstone Detective series. It cuts through the jargon - for the benefit of hobbyists, gem collectors and jewellery lovers. Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the Gemstone Detective series to provide readers with up-to-date and trusted information. Without this book, you could make a very expensive mistake!
4 fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) scale plans for 1/32 scale modellers of the German WWII twin-engined fast medium bomber with its distinctive "greenhouse" nose.
Virtually build any LEGO creation you can imagine-with any LEGO part ever made! This fun guide shows how to create just about anything from virtual LEGO blocks using free software. Learn how to install and customize LEGO Digital Designer, navigate the user interface, and get started on your own projects. LDrawTM and Mecabricks are also clearly explained. Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDrawTM, and Mecabricks features DIY projects that illustrate each technique and software tool. You will see how to upload and share your creations online-even modify projects that others have built! Find out how to: * Download, set up, and configure LEGO Digital Designer * Navigate the LDD user interface, menus, and tools * Identify the different Lego parts and explore brick palettes * Quickly and easily start creating your own LEGO models * Access the huge library of out-of-print LEGO bricks in LDrawTM, including those designed by hobbyists * Get up and running on Mecabricks and launch creative projects online * Write clear instructions and share them with other virtual LEGO enthusiasts * Create custom bricks and participate in the LDrawTM parts design process
This book is regarded as the perfect introduction to casting common hot metals in moulds, providing all the information needed by amateur foundrymen. 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 21st century 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. This 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.
The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The subject of this volume is the Second World War German Navy's motor torpedo boats called Schnellboote, known to the Allies as E-Boats. One of the most effective coastal attack craft of the time, the type was built in large numbers and constantly improved as the war progressed, giving many variants to interest modellers. With its unparalleled level of visual information - paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs - it is simply the best reference for any modelmaker setting out to build one of these famous boats.
Brian King has spent a lifetime either thinking of, or actually building, model boats. This book is the result of that life's work, as well as 25 years' experience as a trained engineer and a college lecturer in engineering. It tackles advanced theory and practice for the maritime modeller and the author's own philosophy on model-making. The book covers the philosophy of model-making; building static and working models, researching sources of information and reading drawings. In the workshop, the projects involve materials, hulls, superstructure and decks, armament, ships' boats, finishing and painting, etching and making glass display cases. The advanced theory and technique in this book is largely based on the author's own very complicated modelling projects, including Victorian warships Devastation and Magnificent, 20th century ships Belfast and Queen Elizabeth, the pre-war aircraft carrier Glorious and the battleship Anson, as well as scale model RNLI lifeboats including Grace Darling's famous coble.
Following his first book in the TankCraft series on the British army's Shermans during the battle for Normandy, Dennis Oliver has compiled a companion volume on those used by the US Army throughout the campaign in Western Europe. These were the tanks that made up the bulk of the American armoured forces that swept across occupied France and advanced into Hitler's Germany. Wartime photographs and carefully researched, exquisitely presented colour illustrations show in detail the types of Sherman - including the main variants - that played a vital role in Allied operations. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a section of this work displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also explained. This book will give the modeller all the information and knowledge required to recreate an authentic miniature representation of the most famous American armoured vehicle of the Second World War.
The people of Deal's Island make their living by harvesting the various fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay. The people were there before the roads and the bridges. They got around in the boats that they designed and built by themselves. With beautiful color photographs, helpful drawings, and a wealth of knowledge that comes from years of craftsmanship, Steve Rogers leads the reader through the building of a model of the North Carolina Spritsail Skiff, one of the many truly ingenious and unique craft that developed in this environment. The model is in one-inch scale and is built in much the same way as the actual boat was. Clear step-by-step directions are given for everything for the jigs to the sails.
A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modellers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modelling challenges. From the multipart hard plastic 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, this book provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best results. It discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures; demonstrates a variety of modelling an painting techniques at different scales; provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures; explains dry brushing techniques, the three colour method, multilayering and shading with washes and, finally, it considers basic techniques and maintaining the compatibility of miniatures between different gaming systems. Whether modelling single figures, a handful of warriors for a warband or tackling a huge army for a mass battle game, there is something for every fantasy figure modeller, collector or gamer.
This latest volume in the Workshop Practice Series presents a general overview of the grinding, lapping, honing and polishing of metal, as well as the materials used to make grinding wheels, belts and papers. The uses of various machines and grinding mediums are described, including the off-hand grinder, modern miniature hand drill/grinders and toolpost grinders. There are also instructions for making a small barrelling machine and other suitable devices.
Kid Crafts introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive series of projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers. The book is breezy, highly illustrated, and fun for everyone!
This collection of 18 unique projects for home workshop equipment enables the model engineer to create useful and even essential items that cannot be purchased commercially, including an auxiliary workbench, tap holders, distance and height gauges, a lathe back stop, a tailstock die-holder, faceplate clamps, collets, DTI accessories, sash clamps, low profile clamps and a tapping stand.
Each project is designed to make the model engineer's task in hand easier then it would have been had the items not been made.
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