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L.D. Porta Centennial Anthology Vol 1

The Argentinian engineer Livio Dante Porta (1922 – 2003) remains an unsung hero in the long history of steam locomotive development.  Following in the footsteps of Chapelon, he rebuilt numerous locomotives in Argentina and elsewhere, and designed several revolutionary locomotives, both large and small.  Like Chapelon, none of his designs were built and most of […]

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762 Lyn Design Calculations

The purpose of this book is to:- record the working design documents for the new 2-4-2T ‘Baldwin’ steam locomotive ‘Lyn’ in an enduring human readable format in anticipation of the current digital documentation being rendered obsolete by future software changes. Thus it is hoped that this book will enable future engineers entrusted with Lyn’s care […]

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Selection of Papers by L.D. Porta – Volume 3

Boilers, Fireboxes andCombustion The Argentinean engineer Livio Dante Porta (1922 – 2003) remains an unsung hero in the long history of steam locomotive development. Following in the footsteps of Chapelon, he rebuilt numerous locomotives in Argentina and elsewhere, and designed several revolutionary locomotives, both large and small. Like Chapelon, none of his designs were built […]

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Selection of Papers by L.D. Porta – Volume 2

Adhesion, Compounding and the Tornado Proposal The Argentinean engineer Livio Dante Porta (1922 – 2003) remains an unsung hero in the long history of steam development. Following in the footsteps of Chapelon, he rebuilt numerous locomotives in Argentina and elsewhere, and designed several revolutionary locomotives, both large and small. Like Chapelon, none of his designs […]

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Selection of Papers by L.D. Porta – Volume 1

Tribology and Lubrication “Porta’s 1995 Tribology paper is the most complete account of steam tribology ever written and offers the steam movement a new level of understanding of lubrication and wear” [quoted from Joe Cliffe’s preface to the paper].  It should also be essential reading for everyone involved in new-build steam, and wise reading for anyone […]

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The fire burns much better …..

“The fire burns much better …..” (second edition) by J.J. Koopmans ASTT is pleased to offer this Camden title “The fire burns much better …. ” by J.J. Koopmans, at the publisher’s price of £24.95 plus postage and packing.  (Discount available to ASTT members.) The cost of packaging and postage are currently as follows: “Within […]

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Here be Dragons

A Journey with Steam to the End of the World by Phil Girdlestone. Phil Girdlestone, who died in April 2016, was well known within the “modern steam” fraternity as one of a small band of latter-day adventurers who pursued steam as a vocation.  Girdlestone’s engineering career began in the late 1970s on the Festiniog Railway […]

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Obituary for Alan Fozard

As many members will already know, Alan Fozard died last month.  Alan was the founder of the 5AT Project and led its planning team through the project’s life from 2001 to 2012.  As leader, he masterminded the preparation of the 5AT Feasibility Study, which is now published by the AST Group at his initiative.  John […]

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