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    L.B.S.C. "Curly" Lawrence(Author)

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Entitled 'L.B.S.C's famous 4-4-0 Virginia: Live Steam Locomotive Construction', published in 1976 by Model & Allied Publications, 190pp, ISBN 0852424116, this book was produced in answer to requests that LBSC should design a real pioneer days type locomotive redolent of cowboys and indians and the opening up of the West of the United States. His North American following should be well pleased with the result. The publishers feel that LBSC has truly captured the spirit of those times which, combined with somewhat more modern techniques where these seem indicated, enable us to present this offering in the utmost confidence. Contents: 1. Introducing Virginia. 2. Equalised springing: Alternative Methods. 3. Making and fitting the eccentrics, coupling rods and the leading four-wheel truck. 4. How "period" cylinders can be made to operate with modern efficiency. 5. The guide bars, crossheads, main rods, and combined guide yoke and pump bracket. 6. Boiler feed-pump. 7. Link Motion-American style. 8. Instructions for fitting modern Walschaert's valve gear to the ancient "tea kettle". 9. Steam and exhaust pipes and a modern lubricator. 10. Reversing gear. 11. Wagon-top boiler; 12. An alternative design of boiler. 13. Staying the boiler. 14. Smoke boxes. 15. Superheater and throttle. 16. Cab fittings. 17. Boiler fittings, grate and ashpan. 18. Erecting boilers and fitting pipework. 19. The Cab. 20. American Accessories. 21. First Trial Run. 22. Building the tender: tender tank and an alternative tender. 23. Construction and erection of tender trucks. 24. Brake gear and final embellishments

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