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The 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition will take place on 16, 17 and 18 September at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.

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!

The 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition

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The restoration of Medway Queen has attracted much attention in the world of preservation, not least due to the construction of the first all riveted steel hull in the UK for many years. Richard Halton brings us news of the ship's progress as she returns to her home berth on the Medway.

Two good workshop tooling articles feature this issue: Marcus Bowman finds his method of holding small taps and dies indispensable and shares his design with us. Chris Walter has been promising himself a milling vice stop for years but has, at last, decided the time has come to stop struggling and make life a bit easier for himself - and us - as he describes its simple construction.

Progress on Emma Victoria has reached the final detailing and Henry Wood shows us how to make a neat job of the pipework of a locomotive. It's so easy to spoil things at the last minute with badly executed pipework but Henry keeps you right.

Dave Fenner has an interest in model railways and has made a low cost track cleaning device. (We know many readers have model railways up in the attic. This might be the time to go and dust them down and clean them up for a run!)

Stewart Hart completes his Potty Finger Engine and Mick Knights makes more progress on Mastiff Plus. Journeyman brings us the first of several ideas lifted from the pages of Engineering: a Nineteenth Century steam lauch and an ingenious steam raising device dating from 1914. All this and much more!

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