ASTT’s publication of Porta Papers Volume 2 is now on sale. The volume includes three papers by Porta:
- Adhesion in Advanced Steam Locomotive Engineering Facing the Oil Crisis, 1984 (revised 1986);
- Fundamentals of the Porta Compounding System for Steam Locomotives, 2000;
- A Proposal for the Tornado Project, 1992.
As a corollary to the Tornado paper, it includes a 2012 commentary by David Wardale titled “Locomotive Boilers: Firebox Stays: Breakage – an analysis of boiler problems on Tornado”.
Its 250 soft-bound A4 pages are offered for a retail price of £27 including postage within Europe + £3 extra for postage outside Europe. Members are offered a 20% discount – see separate members’ payment page.
It is hoped that Vol 3 will be available in the new year.