Dear Prospective International Stationary Steam Engine Society Member:
The purpose of this page is to describe the format and editorial content of the I.S.S.E.S. Bulletin, so that you can decide whether the material will be of interest to you. If you decide to join the International Stationary Steam Engine Society (I.S.S.E.S.), you will receive four issues of the I.S.S.E.S. Bulletin.
Each issue of the I.S.S.E.S. Bulletin contains 60 pages measuring
A5 (5½ inches wide by 8¼ inches high). The articles are generously illustrated. Colour has been introduced to the cover and eight other pages within together with other black and white photographs, drawing etc. Although the I.S.S.E.S. Bulletin is not printed on glossy paper, the quality of the reproduction is quite high.
The I.S.S.E.S. Bulletin is truly an international publication, with articles devoted to stationary steam engines located in Great Britain, the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. The large majority of the articles are devoted to steam in the British Isles and the United States, and the articles focus primarily on reciprocating stationary and marine steam engines. Considerable coverage, however, is also given to steam turbines, boilers: auxiliaries, and the machines powered by steam engines, e.g.. electric generators, pumps, mine ventilating fans and hoists. Very little editorial coverage is given to railway locomotives and model engines, since these are the focus of several other excellent publications.
I.S.S.E.S. is a small all-volunteer organization, relying heavily on members to contribute articles for publication. While membership certainly does not carry any obligation to contribute, and non-contributing members are entirely welcome, we are very grateful for written submissions describing your steam related experiences, e.g., museum visits, engines in use or abandoned that you have encountered, historical information that has come to your attention, engine rescue and restoration projects, and business ventures involving steam engines. When submitting articles, members need not be concerned about writing skills, because it is the information that is important. The I.S.S.E.S. Bulletin editors will correct any compositional glitches, typos, or misspellings that may have slipped into your submission.
To get a further feel for the types of articles appearing in the I.S.S.E.S. Bulletin, visit the four web pages on this site which are devoted to sample articles.
UK Article 1 UK Article 2 USA Article 1 USA Article 2
The Officers & Members of I.S.S.E.S.
ISSES Journal Stationary Power - New edition published October 2021