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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books; 1st Edition edition (10 Jan. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854861522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854861528
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful By M Hurley on 22 July 2002
Format: Paperback
Very comprehensive. Prospective purchasers should be aware that it is precisely what it sets out to be i.e. a true foundation course assuming no previous knowledge. If you already have some engineering skills then a large proportion of the material (certainly the first 1/3rd) will be of little use. Large sections of the latter parts also cover the basics in some depth. Although there are many useful tips & techniques in the book, they can be difficult to 'dig-out'.
None of this is critisism - just the opposite. To quote that current phrase.. 'It does exactly what it says on the tin!'. A superb introductory text for the complete novice. Just feel it may not be ideal for those with some previous skills
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 May 2000
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As a relative beginner with no engineering background this book was recommended to me. I would not be without this book now and have found no aspect of the hobby which it doesn't address in a clear no-nonsense manner. So far every tip/trick he suggests has worked a treat - this one's my bible.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Feb. 2000
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The books title states this is a foundation course in engineering. How often I read something along these lines,only to find that is not the case. Peter Wright however makes no overstatement in the title, as this for me has become my bible in finding the method needed for a particular job in hand.Its well written with plenty of good black and white photographs to accompany the detailed text. Too often in books subjects are covered but leave you asking questions still, hopefully here you`ll find the answers. The reader will also find many useful tips the author has acquired over the years, and with 150 pages out of the 400 devoted to the lathe, this last part of the book is a must for anyone who owns one.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Nov. 1999
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This book covers most aspects of model engineering ranging from establishing and fitting out a workshop to installing tools and how to use them. It also covers properties of metals, heat treatments, jointing methods and machining. I have found it both useful and easily read and understood. Recommended.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Clayton D. Jones on 6 July 2006
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Having only just bought a Myford Lathe with no experiance next step was a book....recomended was this....in a word....superb.

Very readable and precise, this one will stay by the bed till the first model Traction engine is built. Well done Mr Wright take a bow.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Benacre Broad on 16 Jun. 2007
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Having been in the classic car and Stationary engine restoration business as a hobby I decided a few years ago to slow down save some money and build a loco or steam engine.

I have found this book to be an insperation and having read certain chapters I go out into the workshop and try out what I have learned.

We all know books cannot teach you everything but this one is brilliant and should in practive help more wannabee model engineers take the plunge.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ReviewMan VINE VOICE on 18 July 2008
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A very comprehensive start to understanding modelling via sound engineering practices. I have worked in many engineering based professions since I left school in 1962 and I can honestly that the book has taught me a few things worth knowing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gizmologist on 31 Aug. 2010
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Having recently taken up engineering at a hobby level I have struggled to find good tuition. All the old relevant evening classes I expected to simply enrol on and attend appear to have ceased, and many of the machine shop tools used to teach them sold off from colleges. I have slowly gathered a number of good-to-variable books, from the excellent Lawrence Sparey to more recent Workshop Practice series. Some older tomes have come my way, but they are now dated in both materials and techniques. Friends have also helped with practical advice, and I have learnt a lot from trial and error, UNTIL NOW..............

This book has proved a revelation - as other good reviews testify! It is not only readable from cover to cover, it is also very complete. Being up-to-date, at least compared with some others, modern materials and techniques are covered. It assumes no real engineering knowledge to start with, but at no point does the author 'talk down' to or patronise the beginner. Having read it, when needing to find appropriate sections to refresh my memory has proved easy, as it is well laid out and cross-references efficiently.

It is difficult to find anything to fault, but it would have to be that some photographs are somewhat 'muddy' - presumably a function of the reprint. Not enough of a problem to remove a star from an otherwise excellent book, though!!

Thank you, Peter Wright, for writing this book and saving me countless hours of frustration.
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