Online Catalogue last updated 17th of April 2014
Written by R.J. Dines in 1986 and just recently reprinted.
This small booklet is ideal for any one who is planning to make a new purchase of an old traction engine or portable engine. It is a well written booklet that covers all aspects of inspecting an engine with intention to purchase it.
Boiler details such as the type of construction of a locomotive type boiler, defects arising from use, fittings, repairs, inspection and water treatment are covered.
Engine care, maintainence and operation are covered with details of valve gears being given.
The operation of traction engines is also detailed with hints and tips to look out for.
There is also a small section on scale model engines.
Code No. 005600, 31 pages, ISBN 0958789010, $15.00