Wolseley Engines by By David Edgington.
- NEW UPDATED 2010 VERSION
David Edgington has been researching Wolseley history, and the
full range of engines, for around 30 years. This book, around 60 pages with over
100 illustrations, is the culmination of that research and has been
painstakingly put together during the last 10 months. It covers Style 1 to 4,
Alma, Pre-WD, WD1, WD8, WD9, WLB and the air-cooled engines, plus variations
(such as the Trojan) especially supplied as exports to South Africa.
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Stationary Engines for the Enthusiast
by David Edgington and Charles Hudson
0riginally published in 1981 and jointly edited by David Edgington and
Charles Hudson. This must rate as the book most purchased as a first
for so many engine enthusiasts over the past 28 years. Many private stationary
engine libraries have probably been founded on this book which has recently
has its sixth reprint.
The authors had originally agreed that the fifth reprint would be the
last but, since Charles Hudson's death, David Edgington felt that a sixth
reprint with a suitable eulogy would be a fitting tribute to someone who
was a friend to the whole stationary engine movement.
This book, the result of two years research, and especially written for
the newcomer to the world of old engines, describes a variety of types
and styles of engine by using mainly contemporary illustrations and explains
the various principles of operation ranging from hot-tube to compression
"Few copies only”, will not be reprinted
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Amanco Engines Written and published by David Edgington
The preparation of this book took many months but the material used to
provide the research took over twenty years to accumulate. Amanco Engines
is not, and wasn't intended to be, a conglomeration of technical data,
but its aim it to paint an overall picture of Associated Manufacturers'
Company, how it began and operated---especially from its London offices.
It is to help the enthusiast, and rally/show visitor alike, to identify
the various Amanco (Associated) engines as well as to ascertain which
are true American built models, and which are not.
Not all engines named 'Associated' were built by that firm. Not all engines
called 'Amanco' came from it either. The name 'Amanco' was NOT used on
engines sold in the USA. All these points are dealt with in this book
which also includes a guide to engine dating, hints on colour schemes
After reading this book you will be able to identify an Amanco or Associated
engine when you next see one !
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Old Stationary Engines By David Edgington. - 2009 Edition Now Available!
Totally re-written and uprated in 2004 to include
over ninety colour pictures and illustrations.
Second edition, revised and
updated in 2009.
Though there are a good many contemporary books describing the development
and progress of early gas, oil and diesel stationary engines, most of
which are written for the technical man and consequently tend to be too
difficult for the uninitiated to understand. But this book, on the other
hand, is dedicated to the newcomer wishing to learn more about old stationary
engines and the reasons why people collect them. It describes in a language
as non-technical as possible the evolution of the first practical stationary
engines and then illustrates some of the many designs, with notes on their
basic relevant points and comments on some of the better-known manufacturers.
There are many different forms of stationary engine and bearing this in
mind emphasis has been placed on engines that the reader is likely to
come across. There are small-power engines, large engines, common engines
(Lister, Petter, Wolseley etc.) and rare engines (Omnia, Vincent, Scott
Homer), hopefully something for everyone! This book may also be of value
to the longer-term enthusiast because of the large collection of over
ninety captioned photographs (in colour), which could be used at a reference.
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Fowler P Type Engines by David Edgington.
This 16 page guide
includes dating, colour scheme and starting instructions.
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"Rule of Thumb” - AutoBiography of David Curwen
Published in December 2006,it covers in a humorous and easy to read manner, David Curwen’s life as an engineer. Starting in the motor trade in the 1930s with stories of then current cars and motorcycles, then onto generating plant and finally to locomotive construction.
As a designer and builder of small-guage locomotives David Curwen has a reputation second to none.
Foreword by Lord Braybrooke
Chapter 1 - Born with Steam in my veins!
Chapter 2 - A brief Introduction to internal combustion
Chapter 3 - Maintaining generating plant
Chapter 4 - Time for a change
Chapter 5 - Our First Business venture
Chapter 6 - Steam Cars and other troubles
Chapter 7 - Farmyard engineering
Chapter 8 - Talyllyn Adventure
Chapter 9 - Formation of Curwen & Newbery
Chapter 10 - 1966 New Beginnings
Chapter 11 - Hartop Interlude
Chapter 12 - Polar Star, Loyalty and Barbara Curwen
Chapter 13 - The Age of Steam
Cahtper 14 - The best steam engine I have ever seen
Chapter 15 - Making a locomotive
|The Book is now printed and available for immediate shipping.
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