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On the cover are a pair of Foden ‘Speed’ wagons - the only two remaining in the world. This design was Foden’s last attempt at competing in the steam lorry market in the 1930s but they had limited success. Read the fascinating story of how these two managed to survive and how they came to be restored to immaculate condition by a collector in Aberdeen. We also bring you an update on a unique model of the Speed Six in 3 inch scale.
Ashely Best is always a popular writer and this issue we see the start of a new series in which he describes his latest award winning tram in ¾ inch scale; a Bolton gram with a significant history. As usual, the feature is hand illustrated in Ashely’s own, most pleasing style.
After a short break we return to the scale model threshing drum as Ian Couchman starts to bring the article to a close by looking at painting and some finishing details.
For the forward thinking - John A. Stewart’s short CNC article this time sees him making tiny lifting links - and making light work of it too!
Non-Destructive Testing is not something you may expect to need to know much about - but after reading this article by Peter King you may well rethink that.
Do you wear bifocal spectacles? Do you find they are a nuisance in the workshop when it comes to trying to use machine tools? Don Allen might have a simple but effective solution.
The second part of Anthony Mount’s Ferrabee Engine, George Punter’s Saunderson & Mills engine drawings and Chris Gunn’s 6 inch scale Garrett 4CD build series complete the model making articles. Never mind the greenhouse… there’s plenty here to keep you occupied… !



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PROTOTYPE TOOLING MANUFACTURE Few articles raised as much interest as Richard Smith’s tooling system introduced in MEW 248. As promised, he returns with details of the making of the main toolholder types.

MAKING THE MOST OF AN OLD CHUCK What do you do with a clapped-out chuck? Eric Clarke shows you how to recycle it as a flexible DTI holder.

MIKE’S WORKSHOP A handy metalworker’s marking out gauge is a neat beginner’s project from Mike Cox

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REVIEW – Axminster Engineer’s Trade Vice. Mike Cox tries out a new vice from Axminster Tools.

MEASURING MINUTE POWER LEVELS WITH A DYNAMOMETER The Silly Old Duffer is back with a device for measuring the power output of tiny machines with drawings, photos and downloadable Arduino code.

ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE We take a trip Down Under to meet Brett Meacle and his AL150, a Taiwanese lathe which may be familiar to reader’s under other names.

EXTENDING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE JACOBS GEAR HOBBER Chris Robinson delves even deeper into the world of gear hobbing with an impressive selection of specialist gears.

A TALE OF TWO SCREENS Bob Reeve returns with another tale of his adventures in the land of Computer Aided Design.

MYFORD MANDREL LOCK SPANNER George Winspur revisits Lawrence Sparey’s simple but effective tools that could be the solution to your stuck-chuck woes.

SILVER SOLDERING A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE David Banham continues his review of this important technique

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This month’s cover shows David Graves’ ‘up and over’ ball-turning technique, as featured on page 48, in a must-read article for anyone contemplating building a Quorn grinder!


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