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In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

In Issue 4563 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ...

A look at the prize winners at the Doncaster Show: thoughts on Rosebud grates from an enthusiastic advocate: model making, restoration and railway history plus the Vol 218 Index.

For the second year the National Model Engineering Show was staged at Doncaster Racecourse and we look at those models that earned their builders a trophy or prize, including a rather nice 2 inch scale Fowler Showmans road locomotive featured on the cover this time.
Rosebud grates is always a popular topic and Les Philips from Australia is a keen advocate. He looks at the findings of others and reaches his own conclusions, encouraging newcomers to consider their use.
Mick Knights shows us the basics of building an extension to the ‘playroom’ (or ‘workshop’), something we might all have considered from time to time.
Stephen Wessel returns to the model of an elusive aero engine as he begins the second part of his occasional series.
Puffie is completed as Wolfgang Tepper finishes a little ‘executive toy’ - perfect for the office desk - but which has included some precision engineering and Terry Woodward completes his general description of the refinements he made to the Metro Tank design to create a model of a Colne Valley and Halstead Railway passenger tank engine.
At the other end of the proverbial scale, Tony Bird has been restoring a very old model steam engine of unknown origin and which was far from a precision built originally!
Geoff Theasby attended the Early Engines Conference and reports back and Ron Fitzgerald continues his fascinating study of English and French locomotive design in the second half of the twentieth century.



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DRILL SHARPENING WITH A CUTTER GRINDER Two useful accessories to aid the sharpening of both large and small twist drills using a cutter grinder.

MAKING A DIVISION PLATE FROM SCRATCH Paul Murray offers his solution to making division plates for dealing with awkward numbers.

ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE Sixty years ago, young Trevor Winter saved up for a Zyto Lathe. Still in excellent condition it remains his faithful workshop companion today.

MAKING A VALVE ROD COUPLER Andrew Johnston tackles another challenging part, this time with putting a hydraulic copying attachment through its paces.

MODERN FLUTE MAKING IN A SMALL WORKSHOP A different kind of flute as Stephen Wessel looks at the techniques and materials involved in his craft.

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SILVER SOLDERING A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE The conclusion of David Banham’s short series includes a design for  a useful ‘third hand’ device.

ON THE WIRE FROM THE DONCASTER SHOW This month On the Wire features some of the fascinating tools and tooling on display at May’s National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition.

A TALE OF TWO SCREENS More engineering accomplishment in the virtual world as Bob Reeve invites readers to compare his CAD model with the real thing.

GEAR CUTTER – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION In a footnote to his gear making machine, Alan Aldridge presents some useful data tables and advice on making cutters with the two-disk method.

MEASURING MINUTE POWER LEVELS WITH A DYNAMOMETER After last month’s instalment on design of the dynamometer sparked some interesting online debate and further experimentation, Silly Old Duffer reports on his findings with the device.

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