A Passion for Steam

Marc Horovitz
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A Passion for Steam is the book that everyone interested in “garden size” live-steam locomotives should have. It provides a history of the development of small steam engines and describes in detail how they work.
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A Passion for Steam, by Garden Railways Editor Marc Horovitz, is the book that everyone interested in “garden size” live-steam locomotives should have. It provides a history of the development of small steam engines and describes in detail how they work, covering boilers, burners, cylinders, valve gears, fittings, and much more, in all their variations. It also includes an extensive gallery of steamers from the author’s collection, with a technical description of each along with its running characteristics!

Originally Published: November 2008
Published by Cal-Pac Trading Company

Hardcover

Author: Marc Horovitz
Size: 8.75 x 11
Pages: 240
Author Bio
Marc Horovitz was born in Sugarland, Texas, and grew up in Denver, Colorado. He has been a railway enthusiast virtually his entire life, having received his first clockwork train at the age of four. He first became active in garden railways and small-scale live steam in the late 1970s. In 1984 Marc and his wife founded Garden Railways magazine. They sold the magazine thirteen years later and Marc stayed on as editor, a position he occupies today.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction

1. A passion for railroads
2. Basics
3. Cylinders
4. Pistons and lubricators
5. Reversing mechanisms and valve gears
6. Mechanisms other than traditional
7. Boilers
8. Fuels and burners
9. Boiler fittings
10. Feedwater systems
11. Sundries
12. A sampling of steamers

Index
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