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.
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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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Photos of members work in progress and finished projects
Discussions about tools and tooling used in the home workshop
FITTING A 4-JAW CHUCK Barry Chamberlain takes us through the process of machining a chuck backplate
ADAPTING A CAMERA FOR A DISABLED PHOTOGRAPHER Ian Johnson helps his partner to enjoy her hobby.
A SLITTING SAW ARBOR A handy workshop accessory from Mike Checkley.
ROTARY BROACHING – FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS Mike Cox details a slightly different approach that works in both lathe and mill.
18 MONTHS WITH A TORMACH Bob Rodgerson concludes his report on getting to know this American CNC system.
THE AMADEAL AMAT25LV MILLING MACHINE David White tries out a new version of this milling machine.
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW Stub Mandrel soothes his woes with some new tooling from, Arc Euro Trade.
MODIFICATIONS TO A DRILL PRESS Laurie Leonard offers some guidance to his drilling machine’s quill.
A TAILSTOCK CENTRE SET Peter Tucker completes his impressive set of tailstock accessories.
MILLING LEADSCREWS IN THE LATHE A toolpost mounted milling spindle plus plenty of sage advice from John Pace in this new build series.
TALES FROM THE BODGER’S LODGE John Stevenson tries an new way of forming bed wipers.
EXHAUST CONES Marcus Bowman takes a break from CNC to do some more traditional sheet metalwork.
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