The Design, Construction and Working of Locomotive Boilers - an Engineering Appraisal, by Alan J Haigh
Published by Xpress in 2010, 112 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4789)
From the introduction: I have always had a keen technical interest in the steam locomotive boiler and as a boiler design engineer wish to put on record the important aspects of boiler design and construction for those who wish to study this subject or perhaps consider the re-design of an existing boiler. Chapters include:
- The working and construction of the Steam Locomotive Boiler
- Thermal Design
- Mechanical Design (Welded)
- Boiler valves, connections and accessories
- The welded LNER 100A Boiler
- Locomotive Boiler performance
- History of Boiler development
- Additional technical information
- Developing modern locomotive boilers
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The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is some very light bubbling to the inside pages caused during the printing process.