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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On the cover is a hand tinted version of a black & white print of a very fine model of a Cheshire built traction engine - built by a Cheshire engineer. Inside is the brief story of Reg Gee, his auspicious colleague and his notable model engineering achievements, by a man who knew him.
From Tyneside we have some guidance and advice for Clubs who may be contemplating a building project. Working through the red tape and complying with the regulations can be challenging but this article covers many of these aspects and is a worthwhile read if you or your club might be in this position in the future.
CNC machines are usually time saving - but they can be hand controlled as well! John A. Stewart gives a brief account.
Brian Baker is a prolific builder of locomotives and has decided to chip in with his views on commercial kits. Focusing on 7¼ inch gauge, Brian shares his judgement of this ‘fast-track’ way to building. His fair and considered opinions are worth a read.
Ron Wright’s article on the epicyclic gear train concludes this time. Always very readable, we are already looking forward to his next topic coming later in the year.
Model making continues with the 1913 model tractor engine, the Garrett 4DC in 6 inch scale and Chris Walter’s marine engine. We also start a comprehensive study of a taper turning attachment - in this short series that will run in consecutive issues, Jacques Maurel provides complete drawings for those who wish to follow the construction of his own design attachment.
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This month’s Model Engineers workshop, issue 253, features pull out plans for a tailstock turret - an excellent accessory to suit lathes of three to four-inch centre height.
MAKING LATHE TOOLS OUT OF OLD FILES We all have some files that have seen better days, Peter Shaw experiments with ‘repurposing’ them.
USEFUL TECHNIQUES FOR THE HOBBY WORKSHOP Darren Conway passes on a whole raft of useful advice by way of making a pulley for a Nardini lathe.
MAKE A LATHE TAILSTOCK TURRET Alex du Pre gives detailed instructions on how to make the versatile accessory featured in our free plan.
ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE This month Alan Jackson and his Colchester Chipmaster.
MIKE’S WORKSHOP In the first of an occasional series, Mike Cox passes on one of his extremely practical workshop tips.
EXTENDING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE JACOBS GEAR HOBBER Many builders of a Jacobs-type gear hobber would like to cut more complex gears. Chris Robinson explores the options.
A DUAL ACTION FEED FOR A LATHE TAILSTOCK Geoff Walker makes a Martin Bradley accessory with a long pedigree and wide application.
LONG TRAVEL THREADING GUIDE FOR THE LATHE More details of this useful accessory from Martin Berry’s workshop.
LASER CENTRING TOOL Alan Wood describes his take on a useful aid to accuracy.
MACHINE MOUNTS Thoughts on material’s and designs for anti-vibration feet from ‘R Finch’
SCREW CUTTING GAUGES – A COMPARATIVE REVIEW By popular request, the Editor finds there is more to a simple bit of metal than meets the eye.
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This month’s cover features Alan Jackson and his fine Colchester Chipmaster lathe. Alan is well-known as the designer of the prizewinning Stepperhead CNC lathe which was featured in MEW in detail.
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