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Free Plan: A Simple to Use Dividing Device

TOOLS: Free Plan: A Simple to Use Dividing Device

This dividing device takes an unconventional approach. Designed by Al Longworth, it appeared in MEW...

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...

Free Plan: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

TOOLS: Free Plan: 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...

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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 ... Mick Baker from the Bournemouth Society brings us their first report on this year's IMLEC.

In this issue … Phil Harrison describes his method for making small chains. Spurred on by his dissatisfaction with commercially made chains, foremrly fitted to his 1 inch scale traction engine, that were prone to breaking, Phil has come up with a way to make virtually indestructible chains.

In this issue ... John Stevenson looks back at two brothers whose innovations were behind some of Myford's success in the post war period.

Also in this issue ... If a new injector is on your shopping list you might want to read through John Townsend's buying advice. A 6 inch scale Garrett traction engine by Chris Gunn continues with completion of the wheels.


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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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OO Gauge by Neil Wyatt


Rocol effects by Versaboss


Stepney's smokebox wrapper by julian atkins


My Myford ML7 is for sale 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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