Raising Steam

"Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork--Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job"--]cProvided by publisher.

Author: Terence David John Pratchett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9780804169202

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.

Raising Steam

Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448171199

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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‘I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter’ Ben Aaronovitch, Guardian The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Change is in the air for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, con-man, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention – a steam locomotive named Iron Girder, to be precise – is drawing astonished crowds. Suddenly it’s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn’t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What Moist does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist von Lipwig series.

Raising Steam

"Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork--Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job"--

Author: Terry Pratchett

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ISBN: 9780385538268

Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)

Page: 365

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"Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork--Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job"--






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boilers ; and the area of heating surface being at the same time increased by the tubular construction , the time necessary for raising steam was greatly reduced . In the case of the steam fire - engines to which this boiler was ...

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boilers ; and the area of heating surface being at the same time increased by the tubular construction , the time necessary for raising steam was greatly reduced . In the case of the steam fire - engines to which this boiler was ...

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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Coal expended from Portsmouth to Queenstown and Bombay , exclusive of that used for distilling , banking fires , raising steam , Experiments , and Suez Canal Suez Canal As per Quarterly Report 1,149 10 31 6 1,180 16 Tons .

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Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

I do not know whether the oil has been tested against the coal to raise steam in a given time . Captain SELWYN : The time given for raising steam in the most carefully tabulated experiments I have at command , was twenty minutes ; but I ...

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Making Small Gas Fired Boilers for Steam Models

Raising Steam in your Boiler Raising steam in a boiler is never a rapid process. Accept that it may easily take ten minutes before the gauge pressure starts to rise. Furthermore, you may need to keep the gas turned down quite a bit on ...

Author: Alex Weiss

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785008773

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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This book describes how to make two vertical and two horizontal copper boilers with a capacity of less than three-bar litres. All four boilers are heated with liquid petroleum gas (LPG) contained in small refillable or disposable tanks. With over 285 colour photographs and diagrams, it includes the tools and equipment required, together with important safety considerations; how to work the various materials to make the necessary parts; step-by-step instructions on the technique of silver solder; the testing regime; a review of various sizes and shapes of gas burners and how to connect them; instructions for building replacements for the well-known Verto boiler, a vertical boat boiler, a portable-engine boiler and a Cornish boiler with Galloway tubes. Finally, there is guidance on the efficient operation and essential maintenance of steam boilers and safety calculations and a list of useful contacts.

Popular Science

The patent records bulge with proposals to use all the jacket and all the exhaust heat in raising steam in a small separate boiler for the purpose of driving air auxiliary steam engines. A proportion of the heat can be usefully ...

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Newton s London Journal of Arts and Sciences

cient generation of steam : for land boilers , having 200 to 1000 square feet of heating surface there should be 1 cubic ... He remembered an American fire - engine boiler that gained the prize for rapidity in raising steam , which was ...

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The International Cyclopaedia

Petroleum ( q.v. ) gives out nearly twice as much heat as an equal weight of anthracite or steam coal . As respects the use of petroleum for raising steam , several reports have been made public , stating that it has been so employed ...

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English Patents of Inventions Specifications

... do hereby declare the nature of the said Invention for “ IMPROVEMENTS IN FURNACES TO BE USED FOR RAISING STEAM AND ... destroying the smoke , increasing the intensity of 10 the heat , and at the same time preserving the fire bars .

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Raising Steam

This illustrated history of steam locomotives explores the construction of basic locomotive frameworks, the generation of high-pressure steam and the techniques of firing and driving, thus aiming to explain simply all that is involved in ...

Author: Denis Griffiths

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781852600778

Category: Locomotives

Page: 120

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This illustrated history of steam locomotives explores the construction of basic locomotive frameworks, the generation of high-pressure steam and the techniques of firing and driving, thus aiming to explain simply all that is involved in raising steam.

Practical Advice for Marine Engineers

Raising Steam , etc. Particular care should be taken that no sudden local variation is caused in the temperature of the boilers — more especially those working at a high pressure , which means a high temperature .

Author: Charles W. Roberts (M.I. Mar. E.)

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Category: Marine engines

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