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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.

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Model Engineer's Workshop 242
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In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

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In this issue ...

We start – at long last – the new series by George Punter who is describing the making of the engine for his 1919 Saunderson & Mills agricultural tractor. The model’s chassis was described about a year ago but now we get into the heart of the machine. Patrick Williams makes a pair of very neat wooden boxes with which to transport and store his Minnie traction engines – the engines that featured recently in his article about setting the valves. Jacques Maurel has been thinking about a universal screw cutting attachment and has refined a design he presented ten years ago. Graham Astbury fitted an extractor fan to his workshop in order to improve ventilation and his own health. He describes the method. The Garrett 4CD now has the differential finished and fitted and the back axle assembly is nearing completion and Mariner gains three connecting rods. Journeyman looks back at the time when steam locomotion was was appearing in America and, back home, at a high speed oil engine by Clayton & Shuttleworth! As always, a little of something for everyone.

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