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Model Engineer 4517

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In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

In Issue 4517 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ...

Some fine scale model engineering in two of our construction series articles this time: George Punter’s Saunderson & Mills tractor looks at the steering mechanism and Frank Cruickshank, in his series on the Allan Brothers’ Lampless Oil Engine, makes the cylinder and crankshaft.
Terence Holland makes progress with the WW1 Barclay Well Tanks, Henry Wood starts on the construction of the cab of the saddle tank locomotive and the Bristol SMEE’s Bob Lilley writes about the making of a 5 inch gauge, strong and relible passenger hauler, ideal for a busy revenue earning passenger railway.
Leyland SMEE celebrated their 60th Anniversary with a great turn out of visiting engines and Lee Worthington has plenty of photographs.
Jacques Maurel has been ‘taming’ his drilling machine vice and explains the benefits of following his suggestion.

Don’t miss your opportunity to win a Chester Conquest Lathe in our Free to Enter competition!!
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In the latest issue of Model Engineers' Workshop

CROSS SLIDE DTI HOLDER An aid to accuracy for lathes with a t-slotted cross slide.

A SADDLE RACK FEED CONVERSION Geoff Walker makes a gearbox to suit the apron of Myford/Drummond M-type lathes.

A DEMAGNETISER FOR THE WORKSHOP A compact and useful desktop degausser from Michael Cox.

THE MYFORD VMB MILLING MACHINE Mark Noel fits Microsyn readouts to his prized milling machine.

THE ACUTE TOOL SHARPENING SYSTEM A comprehensive sharpening system from Aussie tooling specialists, Eccentric Engineering.

FIXED STEADY FOR WARCO 220 LATHE Peter Shaw modifies a Harold Hall design to suit his own machine.

ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE Pete Worden’s Hardinge Cataract lathe is approaching its centenary, but is still every inch a toolroom machine.

DESIGNING SPRINGS ~ VISUALLY A new series from Linton Wedlock demystifies the designing of springs, including full colour pull-out charts.

REBUILDING A WARCO MAJOR MILL/DRILL After thirty years, Richard Smith’s machine was dues for some TLC.

CNC IN THE (MODEL ENGINEERS’) WORKSHOP Marcus Bowman on machining complex curves.

ADDING NEW TO OLD Alan Hearsum completes the rebuild of his Myford taper attachment.



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