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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We start – at long last – the new series by George Punter who is describing the making of the engine for his 1919 Saunderson & Mills agricultural tractor. The model’s chassis was described about a year ago but now we get into the heart of the machine. Patrick Williams makes a pair of very neat wooden boxes with which to transport and store his Minnie traction engines – the engines that featured recently in his article about setting the valves. Jacques Maurel has been thinking about a universal screw cutting attachment and has refined a design he presented ten years ago. Graham Astbury fitted an extractor fan to his workshop in order to improve ventilation and his own health. He describes the method. The Garrett 4CD now has the differential finished and fitted and the back axle assembly is nearing completion and Mariner gains three connecting rods. Journeyman looks back at the time when steam locomotion was was appearing in America and, back home, at a high speed oil engine by Clayton & Shuttleworth! As always, a little of something for everyone.
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Discussions about tools and tooling used in the home workshop
A FOUR INCH FIXED STEADY FOR A MYFORD ML7 Ian Strickland make a seriously robust steady for his lathe.
PHOTO ETCHING IN THE WORKSHOP A step by step approach detailed by Tony Hagon.
BUTTON BORING A traditional toolroom technique from Georgineer
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DIGITAL READOUTS Peter king in New Zealand offers an introduction.
ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE Robert Knox describes his Myford ML10.
A DIGITAL DIVIDING DEVICE FOR THE LATHE Tony Hills uses a rotary encoder for a different approach.
MILLING LEADSCREWS IN THE LATHE John pace moves on to detailing the construction of his toolpost miller.
POWER FEED FOR A MARLOW MILLING MACHINE David Shrimpton fitted a commercial unit to his Bridgeport-style mill.
A VERSATILE GRINDER FROM SCRAP Back from his latest dustbin-diving expedition, Mark Noel resurfaces with a useful addition to the workshop inventory.
MILLING LEADSCREWS IN THE LATHE A toolpost mounted milling spindle plus plenty of sage advice from John Pace in this new build series.
AN IMPROVED SINGLE TO THREE PHASE CONVERTER Frank Brown experimented to achieve a better match between his converter and his motor.
THE TWO HOLE FILING REST This simple but useful accessory from Robert Bailey is an ideal beginner’s project.
CNC WITHOUT NUMBERS Glenn Bunt encourages readers to take the conversational programming approach.
DOORS FOR A WORKSHOP EXTENSION Stan Nesbitt built a workshop extension and needed large yet secure doors.
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