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Model Engineer 4554
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Teaching the younger generation is something that should be on all our minds and in this issue we feature one club where there’s a healthy interest in the future of model making. Hopefully it will inspire others to consider taking youngsters under their wing and teach them some basic engineering skills.
Also on a learning curve, Peter King guides CNC beginners through the uncertainty of allowing the machinery to cut the metal for you!
Robert Walker begins a new series on the construction of a single cylinder steam engine suitable for a steam launch. Drawings and methods are provided.
Chris Gunn fits the reversing lever and brake gear to his recently completed tender on the 6 inch scale Garrett 4CD and Robert Hobbs adds additional detail to the Hielan Lassie.
On our cover we have an award winning, scratch built Maserati 250F. Philip Cowley is well known to those who have attended recent M. E. Exhibitions and he describes the methods used to achieve such finely detailed cars in 1:24 scale.
Ron Wright continues his fascinating explanation of automatic transmission and the Editor visits the recent London Model Engineering Exhibition, choosing a few highlights along the way..



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In this month’s issue of Model Engineer’s Workshop: SOLDERING BANDSAW BLADES - Make Gary Wooding’s great gadget for successfully silver soldering broken bandsaw blades.

Please note copies may beujmbered 251 so look out for the BLUE COVER with Thor Hansen's indexer on the front.

MENDING FENCES John Crammond uses his metalworking skills to improve a wood planing machine.

LONG TRAVEL THREADING GUIDE FOR THE LATHE Build this useful accessory from Martin Berry’s workshop.

BUILDING A DRUMMOND M FROM PARTS A new lathe rises phoenix-like from a pile of spares at Alan Hearsum’s command!

IT’S MODEL ENGINEERING JIM, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT! A closer look at the Dremel 3D40 as Neil Wyatt concludes the story of his first experiments with 3D printing.

ROTARY TABLE ALIGNMENT Get your rotary table lined up and keep it that with following Howard Lewis’s advice.

BUILDING A DIGITAL DIVIDING HEAD An alternative approach to digital dividing from Chris Gabel.

AN INDEXER WITH A MINI LATHE SPINDLE In our cover feature, Thor Hansen shows you how to use a readily available mini-lathe spindle as the basis for a heavy-duty mill accessory.

LARGE MODEL AERO ENGINE CASTING AND PATTERN MAKING TECHNIQUES Stephen Wessel’s final article looks at pattern making for investment castings.

WORKSHOP TO OFFICE Ted Jollife recounts a one-time bodge which may come in handy to others.

ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE This month we profile Michael Green and his CVA lathe.


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