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Bond's Catalogues
1937-1938. Bond's Model and Experimental Engineering Handbook
1938, 2nd Edition. Bond's Model and Experimental Engineering Handbook
1939-1940. Bond's Model and Experimental Engineering Handbook
1946-1947. Bond's Model and Experimental Engineering Handbook
1969. Stuart Models Catalogue

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About Bond's:
Bond's was a renowned model engineering shop who described themselves as 'Makers and Suppliers of Models and Light Engineering Equipment' and were located at:
357 Euston Road, London NW1, and was founded in 1887. No. 357 was their new premises - they had previously been located on the north side of the Euston Road between Hampstead Road and George Street. There's a little map in the September 1937 catalogue on page 2 showing the locations of the new and old shops.
In 1937 and 1938, their directors were S. D. Phillips and S. C. Phillips, Office Tel. Euston 5441-2. Business hours were 9a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They put out regular catalogues to their customers; and were involved in making and supplying working models, as well as in retailing lathes, parts, materials and know-how for customers to make their own models, parts, boilers and engines (and more besides)

 

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About this book/synopsis: The catalogue contains practically all of Bond's model stock as it stood at the time of publication in September 1937. Bond's stated in their catalogue that this selection was one of the most comprehensive in the world. Bonds prided themselves on stocking everything that would be of interest to the model engineer whether they were interested in railways, ships, internal combustion engines or any other branch of engineering from the smallest nut and bolt or rough materials, to some of the finest finished working models made at that time by any model makers.

Bond's makes much of their 'new' showrooms on page 3 of the catalogue, so it can be safely assumed that the move to the new premises at 357 Euston Road had occurred not long before this September 1937 catalogue was published. Bond's emphasised that the new workshops were completely equipped with new machinery so that all types of repair work could be undertaken; and any class of model could be built. The turning capacity for their new workshops was 21 inches for wheels down to the smallest screw needed for model work. Bond's specialized in making Model Locomotives and Power Boats, ranging in size from Gauge 00 electric models to 1.25 inch scale coal-fired passenger hauling Locomotives and Power Boats up to 6ft length. They also had multi-gauge track for testing locomotives up to 7.25" gauge

Some Special Models Made in 1937 in Bond's workshops (black & white photographs)
Page 5, top: can be seen pictures of models that Bond's workshops had recently completed such as a working model of a Ransome and Rapier 10-Ton electric travelling Jib Crane with working electric motors for the lifts and turning gear. The model was built to the scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot
Page 5, middle: Pickfords Removals and Storage van, mounted on a Leyland chassis. Built to a scale of 3/4 inch to 1 ft, it had all external details correctly modelled and painted
Page 5, bottom: LNER 4470, Great Northern, a Class A1 4-6-2 steam locomotive built up to the scale of 1 inch to the foot and used in the making of a film at Elstree, mostly to provide close-up and accident shots. The model had to be exactly correct so that errors would not be evident in the filming
Page 6, top and middle: Silver-plated models of the Rudge Whitworth Motor Cycles (Bike No. 34), winners of the 1930 Junior T.T Races
Page 6, bottom: A silver-plated model of the Vickers-Super-Marine Rolls Royce S.6.B Seaplane, which won the Schneider Trophy for England in 1931, built to a scale of 3/4 inch to one foot. The model Bond's built was an exact replica of the Seaplane as flown in the race

Bond's catalogues features plentiful black and white photographs and illustrations and included helpful advice and tips; and also tremendously detailed lists of items for sale such as model railway locomotives, track, scenery, rolling stock and electric transformers, signals; locomotive castings, technical drawings, lathes, model wagons, coaches and locomotives both steam and electric, with lists of parts available such as wagon axleguards and bolster beams, and so much more

In this edition Bonds have also included hints, tips and advice to all their customers on how to start building a model railway, which gauge to use, how to control points and wiring up electric track; with notes on running clockwork and electric locomotives; and how to address all the signalling. Pages 10 - 16 talk in very general terms about how the reader would approach building a live steam model locomotive and how the components of such a locomotive are typically manufactured, e.g. "Axles are turned from mild steel..." and "The first step before the actual construction begins is to obtain drawings of the proposed model..."

Model boats and yachts are very briefly mentioned on pages 16 - 17; with tools and workshop notes on pages 17-21 where Bond's tells the aspiring model engineer what they will need to equip a workshop in order to be able to handle advanced work: "The most useful size model worker's lathe is from 3 inches to 4 inches centre height. To equip this you will want the following in order of preference as the exchequer's pocket allows: - 4-jaw chuck, tool holder with high speed bits; and then as required 3-jaw chuck, tailstock drill chuck, tailstock die holder, lathe carriers, small boring tools and a vertical slide for small milling work. Other machines that should be installed in the following order as required are: a drilling machine, grinding head, milling machine and shaping machine." The section includes notes on fitting a chuck to a lathe, soldering and brazing and useful tips such as "To case-harden mild steel get steel red hot and dip into "Kasenit" powder, re-heat and repeat about three times, then drop vertically into cold water in the same way as ordinary hardening"

p20. Top table. Screw cutting chart for any lathe with leadscrew 8 threads per inch. Table includes columns: Threads (8 to 60 and then Self-Act 118.8); Head Spindle; First Stud; Second Stud and Lead Screw number
p20. Middle table. Standard wire or metal gauge equivalents - contains the same columns as the top table
p20. Bottom table. Decimal equivalent or the number size twist drills - includes the columns: No. (from 1 to 80); Size of No. in Decimals (inches - runs from .2280 to .0135)
p21. Table of Decimal Equivalents of 8ths, 16ths, 32nds, and 64ths of an inch



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About this catalogue: Bond's put out regular catalogues to customers, featuring helpful advice and tips; and also tremendously detailed lists of items for sale such as locomotive castings, technical drawings, lathes, model wagons, coaches and locomotives both steam and electric, with lists of parts available such as wagon axleguards and bolster beams, and so much more. In this edition, Bond's give hints and tips for the model railway owner such as what gauge to use and how to lay track, with notes on point control and wiring up electric track. There are notes on running clockwork and electric locomotives, lists of useful books, an article on steam model locomotives, valve gears, useful books for the steam locomotive builder, hints on steam fittings, suitable plant for boats, yachts, useful books for the boat builder, tools and workshop notes, fitting a chuck to a lathe, solderings and brazings, screw cutting chart for any lathe with leadscrew 8 threads per inch, a table on standard wire or metal gauge equivalents,a table on decimal equivalent of the number size twist drills, and table of decimal equivalents. There then follows an article on model track for a couple of pages, which leads into the actual catalogue. Indexed  
Phillips, S. D.; Phillips, S. C. 'Bond's Model and Experimental Engineering Handbooks 1939-1940' published in 1939 by Bond's o' Euston Road, 208pp, no ISBN. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access a prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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About this book/synopsis: This is a handbook and catalogue for the period 1939-1940 by model shop and model engineers Bonds o' Euston Road. Bonds advertised themselves as makers and suppliers of models and light engineering equipment and had been in business since 1887 selling everything of interest to the model engineer such as railways, ships, internal combustion engines or any other branch of engineering. Their workshops were equipped for repair or new build and they specialized in making power boats and locomotives; the prices given in this catalogue were correct as of July 1939. At the start of this catalogue, Bond's have included some useful articles:
1. Some Hints and Tips for Your Model Railway compiled by the Staff of Bonds, including notes on point control and wiring up electric track, notes on running clockwork and electric locomotives, useful books, valve gears, and hints on steam fittings. As with all model railways, this article recognises that lack of space is a key issue and the article mainly concentrates on "00" or "0" gauge. Gauge "00" was usually electric driven even at the time this catalogue was published, whilst for "0" gauge, it seems there were clockwork, electric or steam-driven locos available. Outdoor railways are also examined and gauge "1", 0.5 in. or .75 in. scale or larger are recommended.
The article includes a section on steam locomotives-the high pressure boiler model locomotives (Bonds had made successful high pressure locomotives in all gauges down to gauge "0") and it links nicely in with the subsequent catalogue, pointing readers to the relevant sections for types of burners, drawings and Bond's new half-inch (17/32) scale standard locomotive parts - 2.5 inch gauge supplied either as castings or finished machined parts.
2. Suitable Plant for Boats including yachts, useful boats for the boat builder. This article recommends particular types and size of engines for particular sizes of boat, e.g. Meteor, Star and Ohlsson engines. It focuses on blowlamps and how to get the best of them. The notes on yachts are brief, but it does recommend the best allround sail rig (which is Britannia) and some useful books for the boat builder
3. Tools and Workshop Notes including fitting a chuck to a lathe, soldering and brazing, useful tips. This last chapter includes a screw cutting chart for any lathe with leadscrew 8 threads per inch; standard wire or metal gauge equivalents; decimal equivalent of the number size twist drills; and table of decimal equivalents. Following the charts is a list of useful books for the workshop.
In the very back of this catalogue, prior to the index are a few adverts -books by Percival Marshall; Meccano Magazine; an advert for the 'English Mechanics' magazine; and finally an advert for W. Pritchett, tailor and outfitter at 183-184 Tottenham Court Road, selling 'Model Suits -for Model Engineers', which was 5 minutes walk from Bond's!

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  • 1946-1947. Bond's Model and Experimental Engineering Handbook [top]
    No author: published as a sales catalogue given out or sent out to customers of the model engineering shop 'Bond's of Euston Road'.
    Published on Dec. 1, 1946 by Messrs Bond's of Euston Road, Ltd., 357 Euston Road, London, NW1, in paperback, 96pp. Originally sold at 1/3 (1 shilling and three pence)

About this catalogue: This copy is somewhat smaller than their usual catalogue size due to post-war rationing and difficult economic circumstances. The Bond's catalogues are of immense importance partly due to their rarity, but also because they tell us today exactly what was available to the model engineer in a given year. For example in the 1946 catalogue, Bond's sold specially drawn blue prints for the amateur to effect a model of locomotives such as the L.M.S Mixed Traffic Loco 13245 Class in Gauge "0"; and drawings of 25-ton Goods Brake Vans, again in "0" gauge. There were even permanent way drawings to help model makers set up special railway layouts. Henry Greenly Blue Print Drawings of Locomotives and J.E. Skinley drawings of railway locomotives and coaches were also on sale, alongside heavier items such as flash steam boilers for racing speed boats and copper centre flue boat boilers

Stuart Turner Ltd. 'Stuart Models 1969', published in January 1969 by Stuart Turner Models Ltd and listing all of their products for sale. Condition: good, but vintage - has a very slightly discoloured cover and fading to the spine. Price: £11.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (£2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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Contents: This is a staple-bound paperback catalogue from 1969 with blue card covers and black titling and design, which was sold at 1/6 and listed all of the products and services for sale from Stuart Models at that time. It includes information on shell-moulding, casting from shell-moulds, a photograph of a casting being poured.

Models for sale in this catalogue are:
-Stuart No. 1, 2-inch bore, 2-inch stroke, height 13 inches
-Stuart No. 4, 1.5-inch bor, 1.25 inch stroke, height 10 inches
-Stuart No. 5a and accompanying line drawing by Mr. G. Greiggs of London, 2.25 inches bore, -2-inches stroke, height 15 inches
-Stuart No. 7a, 1-inch bore, 1-inch stroke, height 7.5 inches
-Stuart No. 8, 1-inch bore, 1-inch stroke, length 8.5 inches
-Stuart No. 9, 1.5-inch bore, 1.5-inch stroke, length 11 inches
-The Stuart Triple - a triple expansion engine with cylinders 0.75 inch, 1.5 inches and 1.75 inches x 1-inch stroke. Length: 9 inches, height 6.125 inches, width 4 inches. The finished weight is 10lb
-Launch Engines with cast iron cylinders: Single Expansion - 1-in. bore, 0.875-inch stroke; Compound 0.75-inch and 1.25 inch bore; 0.875-inch stroke. Height 5.5 inches, length 5.25 inches, weight 4lb
-Stuart No. 10, 0.75-inch bore, 0.75-inch stroke; also includes the No.10h (h for horizontal). It's a horizontal version of No. 10.
-The Double 10 (vertical). Height (on boxbed): 6.125-inches, (without boxbed) 5.25-inches, Width 3-inches, length 5.5-inches, weight (without boxbed) 3-lb
-"S.T." Engine and Boiler - the engine is as carefully made as the larger engines and was a great favourite for driving Meccano. Whilst the engine was powerful, it was not powerful enough to drive a dynamo. The engine was easy to build for the youngest beginner and was accompanied by simple and very clear building instructions
-"S.T." Steam Plant - a complete plant engine and boiler mounted on fire-proof base. Dimensions 9-inches x 3.25-inches
-Stuart Mill Engine, S50, 0.625-inches bore, 1.25 inches stroke. Described as a perfect model engine that can be built without tools. This is a model of a typical Mill engine such as would have been found in use during the last century (19th century) in the big cotton mills of Northern England. The bed is 8.5-inches long
-The "Sun" Engine - for ordinary or flash steam boilers. 0.75 x 0.75 twin cylinder, single acting, for 4-ft. 6-inches boat or two for 5-foot, 6-inch twin screw boat. Weight - 2-lb., 9-oz., height 4-inches, length (overall) 4.75-inches, width (extreme) 3-inches
-The "Sirius" For Ordinary or Flash Steam Boilers for ordinary or flash steam boilers - twin single acting cylinders 1-inch x 1-inch. Weight 6.5-lb, height 6-inches, length of crankcase 5-inches, width over feet 4.25-inches
-The Stuart Steam Hammer: A Model of Rigby's Patent Steam Hammer - described as a handsome model 10.5-inches high and 9-inches back to front, weight 9-lb. The diameter of the cylinder is 1-inch, stroke 2-inches. It needed only a small boiler and quite a low steam pressure (10lb per square inch is ample. The No. 500 boiler is quite large enough)
-The Stuart Beam Engine - this is not a scale model of any particular prototype, but rather a machine that combines the beautiful lines of some of the famous old engines. The beam engine requires only a small boiler and the No. 500 boiler would exactly suit this model. Dimensions: 1-inch bore, 2-inches stroke, length 13-inches, width 6.5-inches. The beam reaches to a height of 11.5-inches
-Stuart Compressor or Vacuum Pump: Twin Single Acting Cylinders 1-in. x 1-in. Dimensions: weight 5.75-lb, height 5.25-inches, length of crankcase 4.5-inches, width over feet 4.25-inches. Theoretical displacement is 2,200 cubic inches (1.25 cubic feet) per minute at 1,400 r.p.m. For pressures up to 60-lb
-Babcock Boilers. The boilers were advertised as easy to build with hand tools and had a working pressure of 60-lb. No. 500-drum 2.5-inches x 8-inches for the S50. No. 501-drum 2.75-inches x 8-inches for No.10V and 10H engines. No. 504-drum 3.5-inches x 10-inches for the Double 10 and engines up to 1-inch x 1-inch. It would steam Stuart No. 9 just for demonstration purposes
-The "Meteor" High Speed Engine - 0.4375 inch bore x 0.4375 inch stroke. This engine is suitable for boats on fine lines up to 3 feet long and requiring a fair turn of speed. Height 3.75 inches, width 1.875 inches, length 2.75 inches, weight 15 ounces
-No. 496 Twin Drum Boiler - marine or stationary. Height 3.5 inches, length 6.5 inches, width 3.875 inches. Weight with lamp 26 ounces. It was designed for use with the "Meteor" engine and would steam for approximately 25 minutes with one supply of water and spirits
-No. 155 Lubricator and Stop Valve - screwed (3/16) 0.1875 inches x 40 for (5/32) 0.15625 diameter steam pipe
-Stuart Boiler Feed Pump - this pump was constructed entirely of gunmetal and stainless steel and could be set to work at any reasonable speed down to 10 strokes a minute and up to 200. The pump bore is 0.25 inches; the steam cylinder is 0.5 inches x 0.75 inches stroke. The stroke can be shortened by bringing the two set-collars closer together. the main piston valve is moved by an auxiliary "shuttle" piston valve, operated by the arm attached to the piston rod. The suction pipe is 0.25 inches and the delivery pipe is (3/16) 0.1875 inches diameter, the steam pipe being (5/32) 0.15625 inches diameter
-Hand Force Pump - pump barrel and plunger are gunmetal. No. 145/1 -0.375 inches plunger; 0.625 inches stroke, lever 4 inches long. Unions for (3/16) 0.1875 inches pipe

-Model Centrifugal Pumps - two sizes - No. 1 with a 2 inch rotor and No. 2 with a 2.5 inch rotor. They are designed for direct coupling. For pumping a large volume to a moderate height the Centrifugal Pump is unrivalled - it is not capable of great suction lift however (you'd need a piston pump for this). For a suction lift of more than 6 inches, a foot valve must be used which must hang vertically to keep the pump filled. Specification:
No. 1 - Diameter of Casing - 2.5 inches, Centre Height 1 inch, 0.5 inch hose, anti-clockwise rotation, weight 1.25lb, packed weight 2lb
No. 2 - Diameter of Casing - 3 inches, Centre Height 1 inch, 0.75 inch hose, anti-clockwise rotation, 2.25lb weight, packed weight 4lb
TABLES OF DUTIES, PUMP WATER AT WATER LEVEL:

No. 1 Pump -using a 3/8 inch bore pipe
R. P. M Head in Ft G. P. H. Watts, Input
4200 25 60 75
4000 20 100 80
3850 15 120 90
3700 10 180 100
3600 5 220 115
       
No. 2 Pump - using a 3/4 inch bore pipe
4200 35 200 165
4000 30 340 185
3800 25 500 190
3600 20 620 200
3400 15 700 220
3300 10 800 250
3200 5 850 265

-Pedestal Centrifugal Pumps were sold as a range of pumps for those who wished to purchase the finished article. There were two sizes sold: No. 10 which was of similar capacity to the No. 1; and No. 12, corresponding to the No. 2. Both have centre height of 1.5 inches and were supplied with Vee pulley (1.5 inches effective diameter), or rubber coupling for direct drive
-Electric Pumps: Stuart Models made a range of self-contained electric pumps for those who wished to purchase a complete plant
-S.T. Electric Motor: height 2.5 inches, width 2.375 inches, length 2.5 inches, weight 9 ounces. This electric motor was self-starting with wick-feed lubrication and would run well in either direction
-The Stuart Dynamo would produce alternating current for direct lighting. Height 3 inches, length overall 4 inches, pulley with V groove 0.75 inches in diameter. At 2,500 r.p.m, this would power two 4 volt 1 watt lamps; at 3000 r.p.m, it would power four 4 volt 1 watt lamps; at 5,000 r.p.m it would power eight 4 volt 1 watt lamps. This dynamo was specially designed to be driven by the Stuart Mill Engine, No. 10, "Sun" and other small engines
-The Sandhurst Petrol Engine: 2 inches bore, 3 inches stroke, 150 c.c., speed 900 r.p.m.; 2/3 b.h.p. This engine was designed for the customer who wanted to build an engine of the simplest type due to lack of time and money. The "Sandhurst" had (or has) no governor and no frills and is thoroughly practical and designed for continual work under load such as driving a dynamo or pump. At 900 r.p.m. it can drive a 250-watt Dynamo
-Petrol "Lightweight" Engine (air or water cooled): three-port, two-stroke, 3 b.h.p. at 3,600 r.p.m. Its dimensions are 34.5mm bore x 32mm stroke, 29.9cc, height 7.5 inches, length (over crankshaft) 5.25 inches; weight 3lb 12oz (including flywheel). Lubrication is on the Petroil system plus drip feed direct to Intake
-Stuart Ignition Coil: diameter 1.5 inches, length 4.25 inches and weight 11 ounces
-Spark Plugs: thread 10mm, reach 0.4375 inches (7/16)
-Stuart Propellers

Stuart Propellers
Reference Diameter (in inches) Pitch (in inches) No. of Blades
A
1.25
5
2
B
1.625 (1 5/8)
5
2
C
2
7
2
D
2.5
8
2
E
3
10
2
F
2
5
3
G
2.5
7
3
H
3
8
3

-Stuart Spirit Burners: i. 2.75 inches square, 1.5 inches deep, length of burner tube 7.5 inches; ii. The Duplex burner (4 x 2.5 x 2 inches) with two 0.625 (5/8) inches burner tubes
-Piston Rings:

Piston Ring Stock Sizes
Diameter (inches) Width   Diameter (inches) Width
0.75 (3/4) 0.6875 (1/16)   1.75 (1 3/4) 0.1875 (3/16)
1 0.6875 (1/16)   2 0.125 (1/8)
1.25 (1 1/4) 0.6875 (1/16)   2.125 (2 1/8) 0.25 (1/4)
34.5mm 0.6875 (1/16)   2.25 0.1875 (3/16)
1.5 (1 1/2) 0.125 (1/8)   2.5 0.1875 (3/16)

-Scale Locomotive Wheel Castings. Stuart Models produced accurate scale reproductions of standard wheels on the locomotives of British Railways. The moulds were made with great care from patterns prepared from drawings of the original wheels with the material being fine close-grained cast-iron, free from blow holes. There were three types of wheel produced: Type A, which is inside driver, Type B which is outside driver, outside coupled and Type C Bogie Tender Wagon:

Scale Locomotive Wheel Castings by Stuart Turner
3/4 inch scale (Gauge 3.5 inches)
Prototype Diameter Finished Diameter (inches) No. of Spokes Type Pattern No.
2'10" - 2'11" 2.125 - 2.1875 10 C x262
3'1" - 3'2" 2.3125 - 2.4375 10 C X215
3'1" - 3'3" 2.3125 - 2.375 Disc* - x263
3'3" - 3'5" 2.4375 - 2.5625 10 C x209
3'5" - 3'6" 2.5625 - 2.6875 12 C x237
3'8" - 3'9" 2.75 - 2.8125 10 C x210
3'8" - 3'10" 2.75 - 2.875 12 C x201
3'11" - 4' 2.9375 - 3 12 B x244
3'11" - 4'1" 2.9375 - 3.0625 12 C x208
4'3" - 4'4" 3.1875 - 3.25 12 C x213
4'7" - 4'9" 3.4375 - 3.5625 14 B x226
5'7" - 5'8" 4.1875 - 4.25 16 B x264
6'2" - 6'4" 4.625 - 4.75 22 B x204
6'4" - 6'8" 4.75 - 5 20 B x211
6'4" - 6'8" 4.75 - 5 20 B x212
6'7" - 6'10" 4.9375 - 5.125 21 B x203
6'7" - 6'10" 4.9357 - 5.125 21 B x202
 
Scale Locomotive Wheel Castings by Stuart Turner
1/2 inch scale (Gauge 2.5 inches)
Prototype Diameter Finished Diameter (inches) No. of Spokes Type Pattern No.
2'8" - 2'9" 1.375 12 C x246
2'9" - 3'0" 1.375 - 1.5 10 C x238
2'11" - 3'0" 1.4375 - 1.5 Disc# - x242
3'3" - 3'4" 1.625 - 1.6875 10 C x230
3'4" 1.6875 Disc* - x255
3'8" - 3'9" 1.875 12 C x251
3'8 - 3'9" 1.875 10 C x252
3'9" - 3'10" 1.875 - 1.9375 10 B x249
3'9" - 3'10" 1.875 - 1.9375 12 B x253
3'9" - 3'10" 1.875 - 1.9375 12 A x254
3'10" - 4'1" 1.9375 - 2.0625 12 C x233
4'0" - 4'1" 2 - 2.0625 10 C x217
4'2" - 4'3" 2.125 - 2.1875 10 C x265
4'11" - 5' 2.4375 - 2.5 14 B x232
4'11" - 5' 2.4375 - 2.5 14 B x231
5'0" - 5'1" 2.5 - 2.5625 14 B x234
5'5" - 5'6" 2.6875 - 2.8125 16 B x214
5'8" - 5'10" 2.8125 - 2.9375 18 B x257
6'2" - 6'3" 3.0625 - 3.125 18 B x248
6'2" - 6'3" 3.0625 - 3.125 18 B x247
6'6" - 6'9" 3.25 - 3.375 17 B x207
7'1" - 7'3" 3.5625 - 3.6875 20 B x224
7'1" - 7'3" 3.5625 - 3.6875 20 B x225
Gauge "O" (7mm scale)
3'0" - 3'2" 0.8125 - 0.875 8 C x243
3'0" - 3'2" 0.8125 - 0.875 10 C x218
3'8" 1 Disc* - x266
3'9" - 3'10" 1.0625 12 C x219
3'10" - 4'0" 1.0625 - 1.125 8 B x221
4'10" - 5'0" 1.375 14 B x222
5'3" - 5'5" 1.4375 - 1.5 14 B x223
5'3" - 5'5" 1.4375 - 1.5 10 B x256
5'5" - 5'8" 1.5 - 1.5625 16 B x267
5'8" - 5'11" 1.5625 - 1.625 16 B x220
6'3" - 6'4" 1.75 16 B x228
6'3" - 6'4" 1.75 18 B x216
6'8" - 6'9" 1.875 18 B x229
Notes: Nos. x202, x212, x225, x231, x247 are outside coupled
Nos. x203, x211, x224, x232, x248 are outside drivers with heavier balance weights. All other type B wheels are for both outside drivers and coupled
*Mansell coach wheels with riveted centre
#American bogie wheels without rivets

Unmachined Wheel Castings. These wheels were designed with a liberal allowance of metal. They were cast in the finest quality iron and are soft and homogeneous throughout. They are the wheels used with Stuart Engines:

Unmachined Wheel Castings
Fly Wheels - Straight Spokes
No. Comment Weight
5/73 7.5-in. diameter by 1.75-in. face 8.5lb
1/73 7.25-in. diameter by 0.75-in. face 4.5lb
9/73 5.125-in. diameter by 1-in. face 3lb
4/73 4.5-in. diameter by 0.75-in. face 2lb
7/73 3.625-in. diameter by 0.625-in. face 1lb
10/73 3 in. diameter by 0.5-in. face 10oz
Curved Spoke Wheels
600/73 14-in. diameter by 2.25-in. face, very heavy 30lb
420a/73 9-in. diameter by 1.5-in. face, very heavy 13.5lb
800/73 8.5-in. diameter by 1.25-in. face, light 7.5lb
Disc Wheels for Launch or Direct Coupled Engines
5/74 5-in. diameter by 1.25-in. face, unbalanced 3.5lb
5a/74 5-in. diameter by 1.25-in. face, balanced 3.75lb
4/74 4.25-in. diameter by 0.875-in. face, balanced 2.5lb
7/74 3.5-in. diameter by 0.625-in. face, unbalanced 1.25lb
22/74 2.25-in. diameter by 0.75-in. face, unbalanced 0.75lb
10/74 1.875-in. diameter by 0.875-in. face, unbalanced 6oz
1044 4-in. diameter by 0.75-in. face, with pulley 1.375 x 0.75-in. 2lb

Cylinder Castings:

Cylinder Castings:
Type a: Steam and exhaust ports cast in
Type b: Steam ports only cast in
Type c: Ports are not cast in
All these are of the finest grade of cast iron and have a large port area
No. Comment: Weight
b Compound, 0.75-in. and 1.25-in. by 0.875-in. 3lb
1(a) Single, 2-in. by 2-in. 6.5lb
5(a) Single, 2.25-in. by 2-in. 12.5lb
9(b) Single, 1.5-in. by 1.5-in. 5lb
4(b) Single, 1.5-in. by 1.25-in. 5lb
7(b) Single, 1-in. by 1-in. 1.5lb
10(b) Single, 0.75-in. by 0.75-in. 1lb
(b) Twin, 1-in. and 1-in. by 0.875-in. 4lb
(b) Triple, 0.75-in. and 1.25-in. and 1.75-in. by 1-in. 7lb

Materials: Round Rods; Ground Rods; Solid Drawn Copper Tube; Copper Rivets; Twist Drills; Taps and Circular Dies; B.A. Set Screws, Bolts, Nuts and Studs; Spanners. At the end of the catalogue is a section on 'The Care of Model Engines and Boilers'

Stuart Boilers:
- Stuart Boiler Fittings
- Pressure Gauges:
--0.75-in. dial, 80 or 100 or 150-lb., screwed 0.1875-inches
--1-in. dial, 80 or 100 or 150-lb., screwed 0.1875-inches
-- 1.625 dial, 60 or 100 or 150-lb., screwed 0.125-inches, B. S. P
- Syphons:
--No. 113/2, screwed 0.1875, for 0.75-in. gauge
--No. 113/3, screwed 0.25-in., for 1-in. gauge
--No. 113/4, screwed 0.4375., for 1.625-in. gauge
-Soft Aluminium Washers

-Water Gauges with Ferrules:
--With 3 cocks:
---120/2: 0.1875-in., glass screwed 0.25-in.
---120/3: 0.25-in., glass screwed, 0.3125-in.
--With 1 cock: suitable for locos, or where the 3-cock water gauge is too expensive. The cock enables the glass to be cleared of sediment at any time:
---122/2: 0.1875-inches., glass screwed, 0.25-in.
---122/3: 0.25-inches., glass screwed, 0.3125-in.
--Without Cock (an efficient gauge, suitable for small boilers)
---123/2: 0.1875-inches, glass screwed, 0.25-in.
---123/3: 0.25-inches, glass screwed, 0.3125-in.
--Ferrules: No. 140/1, screwed, 5/32-in.; No. 140/2, screwed, 3/16-in.; No. 140/3, screwed, 1/4-in.; No. 140/4, screwed, 5/16-in.; No. 140/5, screwed, 3/8-in.; No. 140/6, screwed, 7/16-in.

Check Valve; Union Cocks; Steam Unions for making connections to boilers and tanks, etc (with coned joints and hexagon female; and hexagon male ends); Spring Safety Valves; Push in Filling Plug suitable for water and spirit tanks made with a shoulder for soldering into tank; Screw-In Filling Plug; Grease Cups, screw-down as used on Stuart Centrifugal Pumps; Oil Cups, for bearing, etc; Water Strainer; Water Cock with Ferrule; Stuart Displacement Lubricator - a perfect lubricator for Steam Engine Cylinders of any size from 5/8-in. x 5/8-in. to 2-in. x 2-in.; Cylinder Oil; Steam Stop Valves for Model Boilers; Gunmetal Wheel Valves - there is a union at one end, whilst the other end has a male thread to screw into the boiler or engine; Stainless Steel Balls - the problem of steam-tight ball valves sold! Purchase Tax Table



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