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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!

Recent issues of Model Engineer have included more about Brooklands Museum, the Birthplace of British Motorsports and Aviation.

Early Bird ticktes are available to purchase here - where you will also find all the information you need about the venue.

We look forward to seeing you at MEX 2016!

The 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition

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Neil Wyatt’s little 3½ inch gauge shunter makes it onto the cover this time, and a worthy subject it is. Battery locomotives certainly do not need to look like tin boxes, do they? Here’s a very handsome little locomotive and an easy project for a novice model engineer. Full drawings and a comprehensive build description are included.
A second visit to a threatened Lancashire textile mill features this time as Roger Backhouse reports from Queen Street Mill in Burnley.
Two workshop projects too; one for the traditional enthusiast with a mini-mill and one for those equipped with CNC - one making some simple tooling and one producing components.
Combustion is studied and there’s help at hand for the less mobile model engineer who still wishes to play with large locomotives!
Guidance on building Halstead continues, the Barcaly Well Tanks make progress and the description of a 5 inch gauge LNER Mikado draws to a close.
A thoroughly engrossing mix of articles for sunny days on the deckchair.


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