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Model Engineer 4504

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In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

In Issue 4504 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ... Something for everyone as we look at model making in large and small scales: the 6 inch scale Garrett 4CD continues as Chris Gunn tackles the crankshaft assembly and, at the other end of the scale, Martin Ranson starts a new series making a simple little 16mm scale live steam locomotive for his garden railway.
Away from steam, Ron Wright teaches us about the intricacies of exhaust manifolds in I/C engines. Two full size locomotive builders are featured as we continue with a look at the history of the Hunslet Engine Co. and then across at a German manufacturer, Henshel & Sohn. It’s interesting to compare the similarities in their approach to standardisation. Alan Crossfield makes beautiful nameplates for his Patriot and Martin Wallis concludes his look at the 2014 rally season.

I am sorry to report the recent passing of Gordon Chiverton, known throughout the hobby as erstwhile maker of steam fittings and especially known for steam injectors.
Funeral arrangements: Friday 27 March 2015 at 1.45pm
Portchester Crematorium, South Chapel, Portchester, Hampshire, PO16 8NE
Donations to the PDSA to be sent/delivered to Ruby Funerals Limited, 2 Stoke Parade, Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1QE



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In the latest issue of Model Engineers' Workshop

Don’t be fooled! The April issue of Model Engineers' Workshop, number 227 is on sale soon– and it’s even bigger with eight extra pages of feature content!

The cover features Paul Zeusche’s marvellous old Cincinnatti Mill after his major makeover described in BREATHING LIFE INTO AN OLDER MILL.

Highlights of this bumper issue include:

RECONDITIONING A PEDESTAL DRILLING MACHINE - Chris Smith brings a much abused machine back up to scratch.

ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE - Clive Barker tells the story of a his home-built lathe

REBUILDING THE MEDWAY QUEEN - Richard Halton describes a bigger than usual engineering challenge.

THREADED INSERTS AND OTHER HOT TOPICS - Mark Noel tests his machine and describes the ultimate workshop accessory the world famous ThermoCoaster.

USEFUL MINI VICE - Brian Moseley completes this neat and flexible vice.

MODEL ENGINEERS’ WORKSHOP INDEX - The index for issues 213 to 224 compiled by Barry Chamberlain.

MAKING A CLOCK DEPTHING TOOL - Glen Bunt describes a useful accessory for horologically minded readers, or indeed anyone making small geared mechanisms.

IMPROVEMENTS TO A POPULAR BANDSAW - Mike Cox is back with a selection of useful modifications to up the performance and usability of a 4x6 bandsaw.

AN ELECTRICALLY BRAKED WALKER - What is it like to take on a project for Remap in your workshop? Sue and Duncan Loutitt tell us about one of their recent projects.

CONVERTING A TAILSTOCK - Alan Hearsum increases the capabilities of his Drummond lathe.

REPAIRING ROB’S OLD DRESSING TABLE - Peter Shaw faces some metalworking challenges and passes on some workshop wisdom.

THE FULL MONTY - Strange goings on in the basement as Steve Roberts strips his Grizzly Lathe ‘bear’.

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