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Electric lamps for your locomotive and a curious beam engine constructed of charity shop finds! More on our steam launch, the Garrett and the Ferrabee engine.
Does you club track run in the dark? As Halloween approaches, many clubs take the opportunity to take children on a night time trip and a set of electric lamps could be just the thing you need to keep the ghosts at bay! Get ready and fit yours soon. The hull of Wide-A-Wake starts to take shape and Bolton Tram No. 46 gains a spiral staircase. Linton Wedlock write a thought provoking piece on encouraging newcomers to the hobby and George Punter writes a postscript as the Saunderson & Mills engine comes to life. Jacques Maurel writes an in-depth piece on making and using chuck jaws and Graham Astbury looks Rescaling Coil Meters which will be of interest to anyone running a battery electric locomotive.
An amusing little engine appears from the workshop of Tony Bird but its construction is absolutely sound. He finds much of the raw materials in charity shops and the result is a delightful, fully working engine with an eclectic background!
And on the cover this time is the Wildish family’s 4 inch scale Burrell traction engine. Alan Barnes catches up with them and discovers their real love of rallying miniatures.
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CUTTING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SPLINES There’s another challenge to tackle as Andrew Johnston makes more progress on his traction engine build.
MAKING A LANTERN CHUCK The old ones are the good ones, Barry Chamberlain makes a traditional accessory to suit arrange of metric fasteners.
FITTING A TOP-SLIDE TO A UNIMAT SL1000 It’s a while since we heard from Terry Gorin and his souped-up Unimat, but he’s been busy in the workshop again.
ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE Bill Morris concludes the fascinating story of his Lorch watchmaker’s lathe.
AN X,Y AND Z EDGE FINDER FOR MACH 3 An aid to accurate CNC setups for users of the popular Mach 3 program
A HOME MADE DIVIDING HEAD Make this useful and practical tool by Will Doggett, inspired by a Lawrence Sparey design.
A GRINDING HEAD FOR THE ACUTE SYSTEM John Ashton describes how he modified a stock bench grinder to work with his Acute Tool Sharpening System.
FIXING A MYFORD CROSS SLIDE Warren Jacobs gets rid of some slop by making an anti-backlash nut
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