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Model Engineer 4493

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The Model Engineer Exhibition 2014

Entries are now invited for the 2014 Model Engineer Exhibition.

The entry form can be downloaded here in pdf format
and will be printed in forthcoming issues of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.

This exhibition has been running for over a hundred years during which time it has been universally acknowledged that to win an award here is one of the highest accolades that can be bestowed upon a model engineer.
However, it is not all about entering competition standard models; any model - no matter how simple and basic in design and manufacture - is welcome. Quite often it is a simple model that inspires, encourages and enthuses others to have a go at making something themselves. We want to ensure that there is something to be seen at the show on every level, from the experienced engineer to the beginner.

All entrants will receive a double show pass for the duration of the show.
The closing date for entries this year is 21st November.



In this issue ... Andrew Johnston is making two 4 inch scale Burrell single crank compound engines and is looking at an alternative to the usual aluminium pistons by designing 'hollow' cast iron pistons. He uses CAD and traditional manufacturing techniques. A fasciniating article with much scientific analysis.

In this issue … Duncan Webster and Paul MIddlehurst have installed some new automatic sempahore signals at the Warrington track.

In this issue ... Roger Backhouse visits the London Transport Museum and looks at road an river transport from the earliest days of horse-drawn carriages to the newest buses on the Capital's streets.

In this issue ... Ian Strickland continues with the R & B Engine, demonstrating that it is possible, with some imagination, to make a large engine in a modestly equipped workshop.

Also in this issue ... Ashely Best starts to bring his series to a close by looking at finishing detail, Anthony Mount makes the engine bed and John Smith looks at the bunker detail of his 14XX locomotive.


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Model Engineer Exhibition

MEX 2014

This year's Exhibition dates are 12, 13, 14 Decmber. See you there!


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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





With all our regulars including letters, hobby news and the popular ‘Reader’s Tips’ competition it’s another great issue!


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Sir William Armstrong’s Hydraulic Pumping Engine. by Mad muppet


General Photos by Nicholas Farr


Photos for threads & posts by Thomas Gude


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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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