Building and Operating Model Cars Vintage Book by Walter Musciano C1956

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Vintage book "Building and Operating Model Cars" by Walter A. Musciano, copyright 1956.

Cool blue vintage patterned cover, average wear, no dust jacket but book description is glued within the covers, ex library with card and stamps, sine notes, folds smudges or makings within.

Contents:

Introduction

Models in the Automotive Industry

Models Cars - A Hobby With a Future

Sir Malcolm Campbells "Bluebird"

Propeller - Driven Speedster

Jet-Powered "Firebird"

Ancient 1901 Oldsmobile

Midget Race Car

Ferrari Sports Car

Ford Amphibious Jeep

Radio-Controlled Trailer Truck

By Way of Conclusion

Sources of Supply

Here is a comprehensive description of all phases of model car construction and operation. No matter what your age or whether or not you have ever attempted such a project before, you can learn, simply by following the explicit instructions, to build and operate any of the model automobiles especially designed for this volume. you will enjoy a rewarding hobby and one that can readily develop into a prize-winning sport.

The text begins with the simplest models and progresses to increasingly complex projects. It thus provides an organized course in model car construction. Among the large variety of models from which to choose are: a midget race car; an old-time model car of 1901 vintage; a jet powered General Motors Firebird; an amphibious Jeep; and a radio-controlled trailer truck. Fully detailed construction drawings and photographs of model and full-size cars accompany the text so that you can compare your own model step by step as you construct it.

Each of the models described is an operating type, propelled by standard methods, ranging from electric motors through internal combustion engines to jet propulsion. Wheel drives include direct drive, friction drive, belt drive, worm gear, and bevel gear, thus covering all common forms of power transmission used in model cars. An unusual propeller-driven speedster is also included.

Model automobiles serve a functional purpose. Miniatures are a vital necessity in the styling and design of every new automobile developed. The automotive industry sponsors model car contests, and the author has included photographs of some of the winning models so that the reader may judge the caliber of work required to win.

One of the most appealing aspects of model car building is its double function as a hobby during construction and as a sport during operation. The model cars in this volume require no special machine tools or large areas of space for operation. Sidewalk, street, driveway, parking lot, cellar floor, or living room serve equally well for electric powered vehicles. Engine-powered models can be raced on any smooth surface as small as forty feet in diameter.

In all ways, you will find this volume the most complete of its kind. The authors vast experience as a model-kit designer and model-magazine contributor is reflected in every chapter. The reader can anticipate developing and enjoying a lifelong pursuit.


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