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Model Engineer 4495

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The Model Engineer Exhibition 2014

Entries are now invited for the 2014 Model Engineer Exhibition.

The entry form can be downloaded here in pdf format
and will be printed in forthcoming issues of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.

This exhibition has been running for over a hundred years during which time it has been universally acknowledged that to win an award here is one of the highest accolades that can be bestowed upon a model engineer.
However, it is not all about entering competition standard models; any model - no matter how simple and basic in design and manufacture - is welcome. Quite often it is a simple model that inspires, encourages and enthuses others to have a go at making something themselves. We want to ensure that there is something to be seen at the show on every level, from the experienced engineer to the beginner.

All entrants will receive a double show pass for the duration of the show.
The closing date for entries this year is 21st November.



In this issue: Model making, and Anthony Mount concludes the description of his 1880 Garrett stationary engine by looking at painting and presentation while Henry Wood makes the dome and fits the cleading sheets around the boiler and firebox. Ian Strickland machines the flywheel and the engine bed of the R&B Engine and Andrew Johnston writes about his own design of hollow cast iron piston for a traction engine. Our cover features Derek Alford's electric locomotive and inside he writes about a mechanical controller of his own design that gives reliable and smooth operation.
Roger Backhouse visits the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aeroplanes at Old Warden and gives an insight into its history.


Keith Wilson
We are sorry to have to inform readers that Keith Wilson, a popular and prolific writer for Model Engineer, passed away in the morning of 12th November.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
There will be a short service to commemmorate the life of Keith at 1.00pm on Tuesday 2nd December at
Lower Ince Crematorium, Cemetry Road, Lower Ince, Wigan WN3 4NN followed by refreshments at Garswood Hall Bowling Club, Nicol Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 8LU

Donations made in memory of Keith will be forwarded to North West Air Ambulance, a charity he supported for many years.



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This year's Exhibition dates are 12, 13, 14 Decmber. See you there!


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In the latest issue of Model Engineers' Workshop

The November issue of Model Engineer’s Workshop is packed with workshop ideas.

Ian Turner kicks off the new One Man and His Lathe feature with the EW lathe.

Weekend project: Build Peter Shaw’s Filing Rest

Ted Fletcher improves his Alpine Pillar Drill

Will Doggett makes progress with his tap sharpener

Jason Ballamy looks at an airbrush for the workshop

Dave Fenner on sheet metal work

We review the Dremel Micro

Alex du Pré completes the conversion of his X3 mill

David Piddington tackles a challenge

John Harris makes the REDAY power hacksaw

Tony Rossiter works on his plastic sheet welder





With all our regulars including letters, hobby news and the popular ‘Reader’s Tips’ competition it’s another great issue!


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John Wilding's weight driven brass alarm clock by Mark Bus


Panto 2014 by Robin Graham


Mystery items by korby


Meddings by Robert Swift

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Model Engineer Exhibition 2014

This year’s Model Engineer Exhibition will be held over the 12, 13 and 14 December. What a marvellous opportunity to do all your Christmas shopping in one place? Last year’s exhibition was big success with numbers up and excellent feedback from visitors, exhibitors and traders. The new ‘Maker Fayre’ section was very popular and We are delighted to confirm that Marc Barto has agreed to organise its return again this year. For those of us who want to learn more about topics such as 3D-printing this is a great opportunity. The pictures show models from recent exhibitions.

STOP PRESS! We can now announce that the Gauge 1 Model Railway Association (G1MRA) and the Gauge 0 Guild will be attending with working layouts at this year's exhibition!

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