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Model Engineer 4497

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In Issue 4497 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ... Bags of variety this issue: some on-site maintenance at the Northern Mill Engine Society's headquarters in Bolton as the engineering team rebore a Corliss valve chamber; Eric Basire of Wimborne & District SME describes the club's new sugnalling system, Randolph Bulgin makes a neat little 'two tone' puzzle to test your machining skills and LBSC continues with the timeless series on locomotive construction. Roger Backhouse pays his second visit to the London Trasport Museum and, as promised, we make a fresh start, from the beginning, with Stewart Hart's delightfully simple true vertical mill engine.


Keith Wilson
We are sorry to have to inform readers that Keith Wilson, a popular and prolific writer for Model Engineer, passed away in the morning of 12th November.
A short service to commemmorate the life of Keith was held at Lower Ince Crematorium, Wigan.

Donations made in memory of Keith will be forwarded to North West Air Ambulance, a charity he supported for many years.

A full obituary, for which we indebted to his son, Alan, will be published in Issue 4498.



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In the latest issue of Model Engineers' Workshop

The November issue of Model Engineer’s Workshop is packed with workshop ideas.

Ian Turner kicks off the new One Man and His Lathe feature with the EW lathe.

Weekend project: Build Peter Shaw’s Filing Rest

Ted Fletcher improves his Alpine Pillar Drill

Will Doggett makes progress with his tap sharpener

Jason Ballamy looks at an airbrush for the workshop

Dave Fenner on sheet metal work

We review the Dremel Micro

Alex du Pré completes the conversion of his X3 mill

David Piddington tackles a challenge

John Harris makes the REDAY power hacksaw

Tony Rossiter works on his plastic sheet welder





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Tom Senior by Graham Wharton


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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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