Steve Addy provides a short driving course for novice enginemen [Read Full Story]
These technical notes by Alan Jackson to complement his series on the Stepperhead Lathe [Read Full Story]
The 2014 Model Engineer Exhibition in Sandown, Surrey is shaping up to be a great success with an exceptional array of outstanding models on display. [Read Full Story]
In Issue 4504 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!
In this issue ... Something for everyone as we look at model making in large and small scales: the 6 inch scale Garrett 4CD continues as Chris Gunn tackles the crankshaft assembly and, at the other end of the scale, Martin Ranson starts a new series making a simple little 16mm scale live steam locomotive for his garden railway.
Away from steam, Ron Wright teaches us about the intricacies of exhaust manifolds in I/C engines. Two full size locomotive builders are featured as we continue with a look at the history of the Hunslet Engine Co. and then across at a German manufacturer, Henshel & Sohn. It’s interesting to compare the similarities in their approach to standardisation. Alan Crossfield makes beautiful nameplates for his Patriot and Martin Wallis concludes his look at the 2014 rally season.
I am sorry to report the recent passing of Gordon Chiverton, known throughout the hobby as erstwhile maker of steam fittings and especially known for steam injectors.
Funeral arrangements: Friday 27 March 2015 at 1.45pm
Portchester Crematorium, South Chapel, Portchester, Hampshire, PO16 8NE
Donations to the PDSA to be sent/delivered to Ruby Funerals Limited, 2 Stoke Parade, Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1QE
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Another design from Mt G. Gray. Following on from his lathe-mounted bandsaw this is a neat design fo...
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Discussions about tools and tooling used in the home workshop
Highlights of this bumper issue include:
RECONDITIONING A PEDESTAL DRILLING MACHINE - Chris Smith brings a much abused machine back up to scratch.
ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE - Clive Barker tells the story of a his home-built lathe
REBUILDING THE MEDWAY QUEEN - Richard Halton describes a bigger than usual engineering challenge.
THREADED INSERTS AND OTHER HOT TOPICS - Mark Noel tests his machine and describes the ultimate workshop accessory the world famous ThermoCoaster.
USEFUL MINI VICE - Brian Moseley completes this neat and flexible vice.
MODEL ENGINEERS’ WORKSHOP INDEX - The index for issues 213 to 224 compiled by Barry Chamberlain.
MAKING A CLOCK DEPTHING TOOL - Glen Bunt describes a useful accessory for horologically minded readers, or indeed anyone making small geared mechanisms.
IMPROVEMENTS TO A POPULAR BANDSAW - Mike Cox is back with a selection of useful modifications to up the performance and usability of a 4x6 bandsaw.
AN ELECTRICALLY BRAKED WALKER - What is it like to take on a project for Remap in your workshop? Sue and Duncan Loutitt tell us about one of their recent projects.
CONVERTING A TAILSTOCK - Alan Hearsum increases the capabilities of his Drummond lathe.
REPAIRING ROB’S OLD DRESSING TABLE - Peter Shaw faces some metalworking challenges and passes on some workshop wisdom.
THE FULL MONTY - Strange goings on in the basement as Steve Roberts strips his Grizzly Lathe ‘bear’.
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There will not be a Model Engineer Exhibition following the established format at Sandown Park in 2015. There may be an exhibition in 2015 - of which news will be made public at an appropriate time - and we are in the planning stages of an all new MEX 2016 but, at the moment, there is no further announcement to make.
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