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Model Engineer 4489

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Martin Cleeve's Rack Tailstock Designs

ARTICLE REPRINTS: Martin Cleeve's Rack Tailstock Designs

In 1956 The Model Engineer published a design for a Myford rack tailstock modification, 'the Rack Ta...

Lathe Bearings

MACHINES: Lathe Bearings

In The Model Engineer, issue 2427 of November 27 1947, E.H. Doughty, then Chief Technical Engineer ...

Norden, A Nineteenth Century Mill Engine to 1:12 Scale

ARTICLE REPRINTS: Norden, A Nineteenth Century Mill Engine to 1:12 Scale

In the 22 March 2013 issue of Model Engineer, Neil Wyatt introduced a series describing the construc...

A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

ARTICLE REPRINTS: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

This design by Alan Buttulph addresses the construction of a clutch for ML7 lathes. Ingeniously, by ...



This article by Mike Haughton in Model Engineers' Workshop 215 was well received. It's a very practi...

Use of Magnetic Chucks for Milling and Turning

PROCESSES: Use of Magnetic Chucks for Milling and Turning

Following questions on the use of magnetic chucks for milling and turning, we have been supplied the...

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MEX 2014

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


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In the latest issue of Model Engineer…

In this issue ... Ian Strickland starts a new series on making the R & B Engine. This engine was described in Model Engineer almost 30 years ago but Ian fills in a few of the gaps in terms of the actual making of the model. His set-ups and descriptions shed a new light on this construction. The engine is hardly a model at all - more a small, full size, very workmanlike engine! Ian's won a Very Highly Commended at the 2013 MEX.

In this issueChris Lyall writes from Afghanistan as he prepares to travel home to set up a model engineering school for begineers and improvers.

In this issue ... Malcolm High looks to the future of model engineering and the techniques that can save much time and maybe give hope to the average model maker for whom time is the most precious 'commodity'.

Also in this issue ... LBSC's Bantam Cock loocomotive continues and Ashley Best makes some interior detail in the Salford Tramcar. The 1884 Garrett staonary engine by Anthony Mount gains a governor.


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In the latest issue of Model Engineers' Workshop

The Autumn Special issue of Model Engineer’s Workshop is full of ideas and projects!

  • Stefan Green experiments with grinding four-facet drills.
  • Peter King introduces his repeatable CNC toolholders.
  • Mogens Kilde explains a neat oilcan you can make in a weekend.
  • Ron Wright builds accessories to help release stubborn collets.
  • Tony Rossiter builds a plastic sheet welder.
  • Alex du Pre fits DROs to an X3 Mill.
  • David Clark moves into a new workshop.
  • The editor pays a visit to Chesterfield Model Engineering Society.
  • Darren Conway continues his tailstock spindle adaptor.
  • Terry Gorin completes his screwcutting modification to a Unimat SL1000.


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


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1" Minnie Castings by Brian Abbott


some boiler fittings by julian atkins


Quorn Tool & Cutter Grinder by CoalBurner


Myford ML7 for Sale extra pics for advert. by CotswoldsPhil

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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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