Steve Addy provides a short driving course for novice enginemen [Read Full Story]
In MEW 240, April 2016, Alistair Sinclair revisits an old design by D.H. Downie. [Read Full Story]
Free plan for converting a cross vice into a vertical slide. [Read Full Story]
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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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In this issue ...
The frames and buffer beams come together in the new series describing Halstead, an attractive 2-4-2 passenger tank locomotive. Not quite a ‘step-by-step’ construction series - (Terry assumes that you have made a locomotive before) but a thorough description of the adaptation of pre-existing locomotive designs to create a new outline.
Roger Backhouse visits Tower Bridge and investigates the Armstrong influence - the work of the beautifully preserved hydraulic engine.
The Editor reports on more of the award winning entries at the recent Doncaster Show and features one model from the Guild of Model Wheelwrights on the cover of this issue.
Dr. Michael Ackerman has been considering the conventions of miniature magnetos and gives some thought to a new design.
Mike Haughton had always had a hankering for a powered shaper then one came his way. After some minor restoration he assesses its value as an addition to his workshop.
The late Peter Southworth’s article looks in more detail at the benefits of the Corliss valve to the textile mill engine and reflects on time spent observing Agnes, a Pollit & Wigzell ‘three rod’ engine - a design unique to this manufacturer. The Index to volume 216 occupies the centre pages this time and Mick Knights brings his article on the construction of ‘Mastiff Plus’ to a close by holding his breath and starting it running. A little time spent solving a couple of teething troubles and it’s away…! Hours of engrossing reading!
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Discussions about tools and tooling used in the home workshop
MILLING LEADSCREWS IN THE LATHE John Pace concludes his short series by taking us through the use of his milling attachment.
DISC SPRINGS There’s much more to ‘belleville washers’ than most of us think, Chris Pattison lifts the lid on these unassuming but useful little springs.
PHOTO ETCHING IN THE WORKSHOP The second and final part
MACHINING CASTINGS FROM SOLID Michael green shows you how to ‘fake’ castings form models or just to improve the look of home-made tools.
EXTENDING A BENCH DRILL Peter Shaw says there’s no substitute for inches with an approach that should apply to most bench drill presses.
POWER FEED FOR A MARLOW DMILLING MACHINE A useful adaptation for Bridgeport-style mills described by David Shrimpton.
UPDATING A TABLE TOP VICE A sow’s ear become a silk purse in the careful hands of Howard Lewis.
THE SEIG X2P HI-TORQUE MILL Howard Winwood describes the uprated version of this popular machine.
DONCASTER 2016 The National Model Engineering Exhibition has moved; editor Neil Wyatt went looking for tooling at the new venue.
READERS WORKSHOPS Stub Mandrel shares some of this favourite shots sent in by readers eagerly competing for a new parting tool!
MACHINING WOOD Sit down and relax, this won’t hurt… Roderick Jenkins gives a gentle introduction to using an engineering approach for machining the ‘brown stuff’.
A COUPLE OF PRACTICAL HINTS Former Model Engineer Editor, Ted Jolliffe, offers some useful ideas.
ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE Nick Baines describes his Sherline Lathe and Mill.
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