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Brush Oil Engines By Kevin Parsons
 
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Brush Oil Engines.

The story of the oil engines made by Brush Electrical Engineering Co. Ltd.

Written and Published by Kevin Parsons.

This book covers:-
History and arrival of the engine.
H V Senior, 1881 - 1959
Engine Types & Production
Design & Manufacture
An insight into the Falcon Works Diesel Department
The engines in use
Survivors
Postscript & Personal view

This book is a soft back with 64 pages packed full of information and pictures both colour and black and white.
£12.00
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Stationary Engine Magazine On Open Crank Restoration - Ruston Hornsby 5hp IP
 
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Stationary Engine Magazine On Open Crank Restoration - Ruston Hornsby 5hp IP

Written and researched by Nigel McBurney

This book is a substantial soft back with 128 pages packed full of information and pictures covering all aspects of open crank stationary engine restoration.

This book follows the detailed step-by-step restoration of a Ruston Hornsby 5hp IP open crank stationary engine, covering all the techniques the open crank enthusiast would want to know about.

£13.95
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The A-Z of British Stationary Engines Volume 1
 
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The A-Z of British Stationary Engines.

Volume one:- A - K

Written and researched by Patrick Knight and edited by Gordon Wright.

This book is a substantial soft back with 122 pages packed full of information and pictures of all British stationary engines ranging from manufacturers names beginning letters A to K, see volume two for L to Z.

£10.95
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The A-Z of British Stationary Engines Volume 2
 
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The A-Z of British Stationary Engines.

Volume two:- L - Z

Written and researched by Patrick Knight and edited by Gordon Wright.

This book is a substantial soft back with 128 pages packed full of information and pictures of all British stationary engines ranging from manufacturers names beginning letters L to Z, see volume one for letters A to K.

£10.95
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The Steam Engines At Elkesley.
 
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The Steam Engines At Elkesley.

An in depth study into the late Elkesley pumping station by Peter B Slater.

A wealth of information and a fascinating insight into this wonderful pumping station, includes photographs, history and technical information.

Contents include:-
The History & Development of Lincolns Water Supplies.
The Steam Engines at Elkesley pumping station.
The Building.
The deep Well Pumps and High Pressure Pumps. Engine & Pump Efficiency.
The Boilers & Boiler house.
War Time Working.
The Working Day.
Westgate Water Tower & Tank.
End of Operations.
Plans of the Pumping Station etc.

52 Pages on A5 size paperback.
£3.75
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Belts & Belt Driving
 
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The topic of belts & belt driving does not appear to have been covered in any depth since before WW2. Whilst it does not and cannot cover every aspect of the subject, this book is likely to stand as the reference work for some time to come as it covers nearly all you need to know on flat belts and how to use them, including which pullies to use.
£6.95
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Stationary Engines For The Enthusiast
 
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Stationary Engines for the Enthusiast by David Edgington and Charles Hudson.

Originally published in 1981 and jointly edited by David Edgington and Charles Hudson. This must rate as the book most purchased as a first for so many engine enthusiasts over the past 30 odd years. Many private stationary engine libraries have probably been founded on this book which has recently has its sixth reprint.

The authors had originally agreed that the fifth reprint would be the last but, since Charles Hudson's death, David Edgington felt that a sixth reprint with a suitable eulogy would be a fitting tribute to someone who was a friend to the whole stationary engine movement.

This book, the result of two years research, and especially written for the newcomer to the world of old engines, describes a variety of types and styles of engine by using mainly contemporary illustrations and explains the various principles of operation ranging from hot-tube to compression ignition.

£15.00
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Stationary Engines For The Enthusiast 1994 Edition
 
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Stationary Engines for the Enthusiast 1994 Edition.

Originally published in 1981 and jointly edited by David Edgington and Charles Hudson. This must rate as the book most purchased as a first for so many engine enthusiasts over the past 30 odd years. Many private stationary engine libraries have probably been founded on this book which has recently has its sixth reprint.

£17.00
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Rule of Thumb - AutoBiography of David Curwen
 
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Published in December 2006,it covers in a humorous and easy to read manner, David Curwen’s life as an engineer. Starting in the motor trade in the 1930s with stories of then current cars and motorcycles, then onto generating plant and finally to locomotive construction.

As a designer and builder of small-guage locomotives David Curwen has a reputation second to none.

Foreword by Lord Braybrooke
Chapter 1 - Born with Steam in my veins!
Chapter 2 - A brief Introduction to internal combustion
Chapter 3 - Maintaining generating plant
Chapter 4 - Time for a change
Chapter 5 - Our First Business venture
Chapter 6 - Steam Cars and other troubles
Chapter 7 - Farmyard engineering
Chapter 8 - Talyllyn Adventure
Chapter 9 - Formation of Curwen & Newbery
Chapter 10 - 1966 New Beginnings
Chapter 11 - Hartop Interlude
Chapter 12 - Polar Star, Loyalty and Barbara Curwen
Chapter 13 - The Age of Steam
Cahtper 14 - The best steam engine I have ever seen
Chapter 15 - Making a locomotive

£7.50
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Early Edition - Old Stationary Engines Book By David Edgington
 
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The original Old Stationary Engines was published by David Edgington way back in 1980, after which it was reprinted five times. This version, produced before computerised technology has black and white illustrations, and 32 pages. It was superseded by two, much larger, colour versions which are still available today.

This was David’s first attempt at producing a book for engine enthusiasts. It is more a collector’s item rather than an informative work!

Although out of print for twenty-four years a box has been located by the publisher. This early version has been making a ridiculous price on online auction sites.
£6.99
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Old Stationary Engines Book By David Edgington
 
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Old Stationary Engines By David Edgington. - Latest Edition Now Available!

Totally re-written and uprated in 2004 to include over ninety colour pictures and illustrations. Second edition, revised and updated in 2009.

Though there are a good many contemporary books describing the development and progress of early gas, oil and diesel stationary engines, most of which are written for the technical man and consequently tend to be too difficult for the uninitiated to understand. But this book, on the other hand, is dedicated to the newcomer wishing to learn more about old stationary engines and the reasons why people collect them. It describes in a language as non-technical as possible the evolution of the first practical stationary engines and then illustrates some of the many designs, with notes on their basic relevant points and comments on some of the better-known manufacturers. There are many different forms of stationary engine and bearing this in mind emphasis has been placed on engines that the reader is likely to come across. There are small-power engines, large engines, common engines (Lister, Petter, Wolseley etc.) and rare engines (Omnia, Vincent, Scott Homer), hopefully something for everyone! This book may also be of value to the longer-term enthusiast because of the large collection of over ninety captioned photographs (in colour), which could be used at a reference.

£6.99
Market price: £7.99 save 13%
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Zeus Precision Data Charts & Reference Tables
 
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An extremely handy pocket sized reference booklet of data charts and tables for engineers,  drawing office, toolroom or workshop. Pages covered in plastic so will not pick up dirt, oil etc.  
This metric revision publication is produced by Zeus Precision Charts Ltd, who are members of the British Standards Institution.
£5.40
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