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Rudy's Model Stirling Engines - Plan Sets from the Past
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Rudy's Model Stirling Engines - Plan Sets from the Past
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

Description

Build a Stirling-cycle hot air engine. Advance to a water-cooled horizontal or vertical Stirling.

Spiralbound. 84 pages.

Best Value: Rudy's 3 Plans Set 
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Steam & Stirling - Engines You Can Build - Book 1
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Steam & Stirling - Engines You Can Build - Book 1
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Edited by William C. Fitt

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Book one offers complete drawings and building instructions for 12 engines, including the very popular quarter-size Rider-Ericsson Hot Air Pumping Engine and a V-4 Oscillating Cylinder Engine (and boiler).

Hardbound. 160 pages.

Best Value: Steam & Stirling Set - 3 Books 

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$42.00
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 1
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 1
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

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Fifteen marvelous micro machining articles -- Rudy's speciality. Plus six scale engines precisely done, and more yet -- like Machining Your Own Spur Gears and Milling on a Drill Press. Lasting testament to Rudy's skill, ingenuity, and wisdom both as metalworker and modeler. Contains invaluable tools and clever hobby projects, concisely described, beautifully photographed, and impeccably drawn.

Hardbound. 232 pages.

Best Value: The Rudy Kouhoupt Shop Wisdom Set  
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$42.00
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 2
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 2
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

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Twenty-five more micro machining articles -- all excellent! -- plus an Engraving Pantograph, an Oscillating Clyinder Engine, an Air-cooled Hot Air Engine, and more. Lasting testament to Rudy's skill, ingenuity, and wisdom both as a metalworker and modeler. Contains invaluable tools and clever hobby projects, concisely described, beautifully photographed, and impeccably drawn.

Hardbound. 230 pages.

Best Value: The Rudy Kouhoupt Shop Wisdom Set  
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 3
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 3
Author

By Rudy Kouhoupt

Description

Build a flywheel pump, Stirling-powered tractor, or "Little Job" cement mixer. Make your own lathe collets, magnetic lathe chuck, mechanical stroboscope, and much more! Rudy is back with a third indespensable, incomparable book of machining tools, techniques and projects! This is a dazzling compilation of Rudy's more recent articles appearing in The Home Shop Machinist and The Live Steam magazines.

Hardbound. 236 pages.

Best Value: The Rudy Kouhoupt Shop Wisdom Set  
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$42.00
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Kozo's Building the Shay
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Kozo's Building the Shay
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By Kozo Hiraoka

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Kozo's premiere geared locomotive contruction series in 3/4" scale with instructions for scaling up to 1" or 1.5". Metric to decimal inch and thread conversion charts are included, plus homemade enhancements. Kozo has developed a technique for relating the step-by-step instructions for duplicating his work, making it possible for amateur and experienced machinists all over the world to build beautiful operating miniature locomotives. Hardbound. 194 pages.

Best Value: Kozo Set - 5 Books  
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$50.00
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Puzzles and Peculiarities from the Machine Shop
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Puzzles and Peculiarities from the Machine Shop
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By J. Randolph Bulgin

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How to waste time in the home shop and have fun doing it! 11 enjoyable projects for the machinist.

110 pages, softbound 
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$24.95
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Binder for Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading Magazines
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Binder for Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading Magazines
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Protect your copies of Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading with our high-quality binders. Handsome and durable 3-inch binder holds and protects two full years (12 issues) for quick reference. Hunter green with gold lettering. 
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Kozo's Building the Heisler
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Kozo's Building the Heisler
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By Kozo Hiraoka

Description

Kozo's second gorgeous, geared locomotive construction series in 3/4" scale may be scaled up to 1.5" for 7.25 or 7.5 gauges. Work in millimeters or inches. Fabricate your own pressure gauge and deadweight tester! Magnificient drawings and crisp photographs combine to make the construction of the Heisler a far easier and more satisfying task.

Hardbound. 248 pages.

Best Value: Kozo Set - 5 Books  
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Rudy's Model Steam Tractor
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Rudy's Model Steam Tractor
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

Description

Rudy's Model Steam Tractor will reprint, for what we believe to be the first time, Rudy's Case-style traction engine project that was originally published in Popular Mechanics magazine. The drawings in this book were hand drawn by Rudy himself, and have been only gently enhanced using a modern CAD program, allowing them to retain their original craftsman's touch.

Spiralbound. 80 pages. 
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Steam & Stirling - Engines You Can Build - Book 2
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Steam & Stirling - Engines You Can Build - Book 2
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Edited by Joe Rice

Description

Book two features 18 steam engines, 4 Stirling hot air engines, a Reversing Duplex, and the Tesla Turbine, plus boiler work and related topics.

Hardbound. 200 pages.

Best Value: Steam & Stirling Set - 3 Books 

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$42.00
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The Engine Lathe
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The Engine Lathe
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By J. Randolph Bulgin

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The Engine Lathe: For the beginner

Welcome back to Randolph's Shop. In this book, we look into the use and usefulness of the engine lathe, known by some as the "Queen of the Shop." It is said by many that the engine lathe is the only machine tool in the shop that has the ability to reproduce itself when in the hands of a capable machinst. "If (Heaven forbid!) I am ever told that I can have only one machine tool, it will be an engine lathe." -- Randolph Bulgin

 
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The Shop Wisdom of Philip Duclos
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The Shop Wisdom of Philip Duclos
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By Philip Ducolos

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These pleasurable projects for the skilled machinist are also great learning projects for the beginner. You'll recognize Phil's designs at model engineering shows worldwide.

Hardbound. 214 pages.

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MetalWorking Book Volume 4
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MetalWorking Book Volume 4
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Compiled by Neil Knopf and edited by Clover McKinley

Description

Reprinting Projects in Metal from the years 1994 and 1995, Metalworking Book Four gives you 12 Technique articles, 12 Lathe Accessories, 12 Milling/Drilling Machine Accessories, 19 Shop Improvement articles, and 1 Hobby Project. Headlined by Fred LaVenuta's "Home Sandblasting Cabinet" and Harold Mason's "The Tripod Eliminator - Making a Stand for Better Pictures," this book is bound to be a wonderful addition to your bookshelf.

Hardbound. 255 pages.

 
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MetalWorking Book Volume 5
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MetalWorking Book Volume 5
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Compiled by Neil Knopf and edited by Craig Foster and Clover McKinley

Description

Mike Pileski's "A Tool Block Carousel" and Arnold Teague's "Atkinson Cycle Engine" are among many standouts in the fifth installment of this series. Metalworking Book Five gives you 12 Technique articles, 8 Lathe Accessories, 7 Milling/Drilling Accessories, 21 Shop Improvement Projects, and 4 Hobby Projects. Reprinting the years 1996 and 1997, Metalworking Book Five provides an easy way to add to your machining library!

Hardbound. 228 pages.

 
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