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 4511 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!
In this issue ... Plenty of variety in this issue of your favourite hobby magazine: locomotive building in the form of a 7¼ inch gauge ‘Darj’ and Terence Holland’s 5 inch gauge Barclay Well Tanks; two steam stationary engines for novice engineers; a scaled up I/C engine for the more advanced model engineer and the conclusion of the short article on illuminating your workshop machinery. We have some uncommon detailing for 5 inch gauge locomotives by Clive Fenn and a report on the National 3 ½ inch Gauge Rally held recently at Leyland. Our cover feature this time is a new series featuring a beautiful 3 inch scale model of an early 20th Century agricultural tractor by the talented George Punter.
Please be warned, this article involves scenes of severe cruelty to a small lathe, and set-ups that ...
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Another design from Mt G. Gray. Following on from his lathe-mounted bandsaw this is a neat design fo...
This article was previously published in Model Engineer No. 3557, March 1977, and was drawn to our a...
This excellent design is by Bob Loader, who wrote many excellent articles on accessories for Unimat ...
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The cover features Cuborg, the mascot of Eccentric Engineering, made a rare UK appearance at the Harrogate Show and found time to send his greetings to MEW readers.
Free inside: PULL-OUT WORKSHOP DATA CHART – THREAD SIZES - A four page reference for all the commonly encountered threads around the world from 16BA to 1 inch.
Highlights of this exciting issue include:
A SPRING CENTRE - A weekend project: Darren Conway describes an accessory that suits both lathe and mill.
A TEE-SLOT FACEPLATE FOR AN ASIAN MINI-LATHE - This design by Michael Cox gets rounds the limitations of the standard faceplate.
MY SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD APPRENTICE - Michael Slatter recruits a newcomer to the hobby.
LATHE HEADSTOCK EXTENSION - Cameron McKeown continues the story of this heavy duty accessory.
CENTRING WORK IN THE FOUR-JAW - It’s not the easiest thing to get the hang of, but Gary Wooding’s step by step guide can shorten the learning curve.
A QUORN AND A CRANE - Harry Cosh gives the background to a pair of intertwined projects.
SIMPLE SPEED CONTROL OF DC MOTORS - The Inchanga speed controller for low voltage DC motors.
HARROGATE SHOW 2015 - The Editor reports back on some interesting developments on view this year.
THE MILLER’S TALE - A little less ribald than Chaucer, the story of Ian Strickland’s venerable Trident Mill.
ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE - A Harrison 250 is the lathe that John Calnan could not do without.
HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED - As part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations, Dave Fenner looks at 25 years of change in the hobby.
GRINDING A SINGLE POINT THREADING TOOL - Richard Rex ’does the math’ for those seeking perfection in their thread cutting.
A TABLE-LENGTH MILLING VICE - David Piddington designed this robust accessory, an ideal subject for those seeking to make a sound workshop tool from castings.
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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