Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
This comprehensive manual covers the installation, operation and maintenance of propulsion systems for scale model ships! with the emphasis strongly on practical advice. Beginning with the choice of model and propulsion system to go with it, the author goes on to describe both electric and steam systems, including the fitting and care of battery packs, radio control and the operation of steam boilers.
Both paddle wheels and screw propellers are covered, as well as specialist propulsion units such as variable-pitch propellers, azimuth thrusters and Voith-Schneider units along with their particular advantages and operational requirements.
Throughout the text, reference is made to full-scale practice as the basis of what the modeller is trying to achieve. Extensive data tables and appendices with addresses of suppliers of material and equipment complete this eminently practical and useful handbook.
The product of a lifetime's modelling experience, this book is indispensable reading for all working ship modellers.
Code No. 012535, 143 pages, $73.00