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]
Free plan for converting a cross vice into a vertical slide. [Read Full Story]
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.
You have just under a year to prepare your models for exhibition! More information, including details of how to enter your work into the exhibition or the competition and how and where to purchase tickets (there will be discounted ‘early bird’ tickets available) will soon be published through the pages of this magazines and on this website.
For now, though, mark the date on your calendar - you won’t want to miss MEX 2016!
In Issue 4527 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!
In this issue ...
If you are thinking of entering your model into MEX 2016 at Brooklands this year turn to the Application Form together with competition rules printed in this issue.
We also have a short feature on writing for the Model Engineer including guidance on putting together your article. Model making covers the next part of Mastiff Plus and the Semi-Diesel for the I/C engine builders, Barclay Well Tanks for the locomotive enthusiasts and the completion of little Anna for those looking for a fairly straightforward stationary steam engine.
On the cover is Philipp Bannik’s lively little model of an horizontal metal shaper. This issue includes the second part of the series and some further drawings. We thought it deserved to be on the cover!
Steve Orchard describes the background to a sturdy battery electric passenger hauling locomotive before starting his description of the build in Issue 4529.
Harprit Sandhu makes a miniature hand drill - a good exercise in producing small gears, pinions and fitting it all together.
Finally, if you have been grinding drills by hand for years you may want to have a look at Phil Harrison’s helpful article. Plenty to keep you busy! .
As always, a little of something for everyone.
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