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T (tera)

The prefix T or tera indicates the unit should be multiplied by 1012.

See also: Decimal Prefixes.


Table Salt

Chemical name: Sodium chloride

Chemical formula: NaCl

See also: Chemical Table, Sodium.


Taps

Tap

See also: B.A. Threads, British Standard Whitworth Threads.


Teak

A strong and durable wood that doesn't shrink much and is comparatively easy to work.

See also: Timber.


Temperature

See also: Colour Temperatures.

Tempering

A heat treatment process where a steel that may have been heat treated to harden it is reheated to modify it's structure.

See also: Colour Temperatures, Hardening.


Therm

This is the unit of energy used by the gas industry and 1 therm is equivalent to 100000Btu = 105.5MJ

See also: Heat.

Thermally Conductive Epoxy

There are applications where you need a glue that will conduct heat. This article discusses using epoxy and graphite making thermally conductive glue


Threads

See also: B.A. Threads, British Standard Whitworth Threads.


Timber

A brief description of timbers and there uses from Acacia to Walnut.


Tinplate

Thinly coating sheets of wrought iron or steel with tin, the resulting product is known as tinplate.


Tinstone

Chemical name: Stannic oxide

Chemical formula: SnO2

See also: Chemical Table.


Tissers Metal

Copper with 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.


Titanium

A metallic element resembling iron, characterised by it's strength, lightness and corrosion resistance.


Tools

Hand and machine tools with descriptions and reviews.

Also: Tool shops


Traction Engine

A self contained steam driven tractor used commercially from the 1850′s to the 1950′s.

Popular as models as they are a self contained unit, generally ranging in scale from 1 inch (1/12th fullsize) up to 8 inch (2/3rds full fize).

Manufacturers, shops and auction houses are listed on our website - Traction Engine Shops and Manufacturers



Triangle

triangle

See also: Conversion of Units, Pythagoras's Theorem.


Trichlorethylene

Trade name: Trilene

Chemical formula: C2HCl3

See also: Chemical Table.


Trilene

Chemical name: Trichlorethylene

Chemical formula: C2HCl3

See also: Chemical Table.


Tungam

83.23 % Copper 0.72 % Nickel 14.73 % Zinc 0.99 % Aluminium 0.3 % Iron


Tungsten Carbide

I use tungsten carbide tools when I machine cat iron and sometimes brass. In the case of brass mainly because the tool angles are correct. more...


Turning

The process of machining parts in a metal or wood lathe. more...



Twist Drills

See: Drill Bits.


Two-Stroke Cycle

Poor fuel economy is made up for by the reduction in components over the four-stroke engine and specific power per swept capacity. Making the two-stroke particularly popular for aircraft applications and models in general. more...

See also: Four-Stroke Cycle.

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