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 4512 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!
In this issue ...
Step-by-step methods: machining castings, diorama details & large scale construction. Loco building and exhibitions. A packed issue!
We start a new series constructing a full size, but small engine by Robert Tidman of Norwich. These little vertical, single cylinder engines provided power for the organ within a traditional fairground ride - the Gallopers or the Cakewalk, perhaps. The article is by ‘amateur’ engineer, David Owen. David’s approach is that of someone who has not worked in engineering all his life so, in that, he may have much in common with many readers. His descriptions are clear and easy to understand.
Chris Gunn continues with the 6 inch scale traction engine and Ashley Best provides further instruction on detailing the street where the trams trundle along. Ashley’s illustrations alone are worth studying for their sheer beauty! Jan Ridders describes setting the timing of the little Otto Engine and Rhys Owen completes his fascinating tour of American narrow gauge railroads.
All this and much more!!
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This intriguing device by W.B. Taylor, first published in MEW 13 October/November 2013, will serve l...
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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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Photos of members work in progress and finished projects
Discussions about tools and tooling used in the home workshop
On the cover record-breaker Paul Windross decides it’s better to test his flash steam hydroplane outside the workshop. Photograph: Roger Walton.
Highlights of this exciting issue include:
UNIMAT REBORN AS A GRINDING REST
Austin Hughes takes a dose of pragmatism and repurposes a lathe.
MAKING A CANTILEVER TOOL FOR SQUARE TAPPING
Mogens Kilde returns with another well-executed design.
LATHE HEADSTOCK EXTENSION
Cameron McKeown concludes the story of his massive accessory.
A MORSE TAPER REMOVAL CLAMP
Using a mallet to remove recalcitrant tapers didn’t appeal to Paul Lousick.
Make Paul Tiney’s simple but useful aids to clamping in a weekend.
HARROGATE SHOW 2015
The Editor reports on some of the tooling at this year’s Harrogate Show.
At the Spalding Show no less than three of these little vintage lathes were on display, reports Howard Lewis.
THE MILLER’S TALE
Lend an ear to story of Ian Strickland’s Trident Mill restoration.
ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE
Howard Winwood explains why he chose the Amadeal AMA210VG.
AN ALTERNATIVE HANDLE FOR A MACHINE VICE
Ken Hall applies a little thought to a useful upgrade.
MILL SPINDLE SLOW SPEED FRICTION DRIVE
Even if you don’t need Malcolm Parker-Lisberg’s slow drive, you will be interested in his casting methods.
REVIEW – WARCO WM250V LATHE
Dave Fenner give us the low-down on a this new offering from Warco.
CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE
Another perspective following a recent OMAHL article, from Stuart Walker
More workshop wrinkles our regular monthly READERS’ TIPS competition.
SCRIBE A LINE - Another selection of readers’ notes and queries.
ON THE WIRE - The workshop telegraph is buzzing with more news!
READERS’ FREE ADVERTS - The market place for your workshop surplus.
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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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