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In Issue 4570 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ...

Electric lamps for your locomotive and a curious beam engine constructed of charity shop finds! More on our steam launch, the Garrett and the Ferrabee engine.

Does you club track run in the dark? As Halloween approaches, many clubs take the opportunity to take children on a night time trip and a set of electric lamps could be just the thing you need to keep the ghosts at bay! Get ready and fit yours soon. The hull of Wide-A-Wake starts to take shape and Bolton Tram No. 46 gains a spiral staircase. Linton Wedlock write a thought provoking piece on encouraging newcomers to the hobby and George Punter writes a postscript as the Saunderson & Mills engine comes to life. Jacques Maurel writes an in-depth piece on making and using chuck jaws and Graham Astbury looks Rescaling Coil Meters which will be of interest to anyone running a battery electric locomotive.
An amusing little engine appears from the workshop of Tony Bird but its construction is absolutely sound. He finds much of the raw materials in charity shops and the result is a delightful, fully working engine with an eclectic background!
And on the cover this time is the Wildish family’s 4 inch scale Burrell traction engine. Alan Barnes catches up with them and discovers their real love of rallying miniatures.



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A GUIDE TO MAKING SPUR GEARS WITH THE JACOBS HOBBER Christopher Robinson has written a much-needed beginner’s guide to using a Jacobs Gear Hobbing Machine.

CARBIDE TOOLING The benefits of using the ‘tough stuff’ with Mike Haughton.

AN INDEXER CONTROL MAP Bob Reeve has drawn up a useful guide to help those who struggle to find their way around the menu system for an Arduino Indexer.

MILLING FOR BEGINNERS In another great new series, Jason Ballamy helps you get to know your mill.

MAKING MECCANO GEARS Chris Taylor returned to hobby engineering by making a generous supply of ‘special’ gears.

ENHANCEMENTS TO THE SIEG SUPER X1L Mike Cox describes a power feed for the X1L, among other tweaks!

A GRINDING HEAD FOR THE ACUTE SYSTEM John Ashton continues modifying a bench grinder to work with his Acute Tool Sharpening System.

A DIVIDING HEAD TAILSTOCK This useful adjustable tailstock by Will Doggett complements the dividing head he described last month.

A GEAR FOR A HANRIOT Ian Turney White needed a big starter gear for his large-scale RC biplane.

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This month’s cover shows an example of a Screwcutting Clutch for a Myford lathe made to the design by Graham Meek. Although Graham describes the ML7 version on page 34, the sharp-eyed will notice this example, with Tufnol gears, is for a Super 7. It was made by Phil Proctor, who took the photo.


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