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The 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition will take place on 16, 17 and 18 September at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.

The event will, as always, be sponsored by the publishers of Model Engineer and Model Engineers’ Workshop, My Time Media and will feature the World Class Competition, individual loan models, stimulating displays by Clubs and Societies, a cross section of traders and suppliers and all this against the backdrop of one of the best museums of historic transport and engineering in the country. Without doubt the exhibition promises to be something completely new, refreshing and invigorating as well as thought-provoking and inspiring.

It is our hope that all those who have enjoyed the Model Engineer Exhibition in the past will embrace the new concept and that everyone will look forward to a great weekend of pure indulgence in this wonderful hobby, surrounded by engineering history!

In future issues of Model Engineer we shall be bringing you more about Brooklands Museum, the Birthplace of British Motorsports and Aviation.

You have just a few months to prepare your models for exhibition! Early Bird ticktes are available to purchase here - where you will also find all the information you need about the venue.

Mark the date on your calendar - you won’t want to miss MEX 2016!

The 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition

In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

In Issue 4539 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ...

The series on the model locomotives of esteemed locomotive builder, Harry Powell has proved very popular and in this issue the author (Harry’s son, David) describes the model that possibly represented the pinnacle of the Powells’ acclaimed model engineering career, a 7¼ inch gauge LMS ‘Duchess’ that was commissioned by Mr. Jack Salem and is regarded by many as the best example of its kind ever built.
On our cover this time is a most unusual hot air engine that can best be described as ‘undertype’ and one which has a speed control. Built to fascinate an audience, this is a remarkable engine in many respects.
The late Peter Southworth’s account of a Pollitt & Wigzell mill engine, Agnes continues and we have two workshop projects to consider: whether to persevere with a Perfecto powered shaper (Mike Haughton shares his considered thoughts) and a Quick Change rear toolpost is described by Roger Vane.
All this and more! It’ll take you a fortnight to read and absorb …
THE magazine for the mechanically minded.


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