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The 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition will take place on 16, 17 and 18 September at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.

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.

Mark the date on your calendar - you won’t want to miss MEX 2016!

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A good mixed bag this time as we look firstly at the work of the renowned model engineer, Harry Powell, a craftsman at Crew Works and builder of the one of the finest 7¼ inch gauge Pacifics ever.
We also start a new series by Geoff Moore who took a Gold Medal at the 2014 MEX for his unique 5 inch gauge P1 ‘Mikado’. An article about researching for a modelling project features this time: Chris Broad wanted to recreate an Ulverston built Merchant Schooner but there was very little information to hand. He tells of his progress.
Model making includes the Allan Brothers ‘semi-Diesel’ engine, Barclay well tanks and out regular I/C engine, Mastiff Plus from Mick Knights. Ted Jolliffe makes a simple little vice for holding thin metal and Clive Fenn looks back at his ‘formative’ years as a young model engineer.
Finally, Peter King continues the story of setting up a CNC facility from scratch. . As always, a little of something for everyone.

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