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Treasures of the Golden Horn features the splendid collection of steam engines, steamships, cars, motorbikes and lots more fascinating machines and historic industrial relics that make up the Rami M. Koç Museum in Istanbul. Your editor was inspired to look up the European railway timetables and plan a trip! Maybe one day …
Beginners to this hobby have been inspired by the articles by Tony Wright and this time we have another as he makes a little Vee Twin steam engine, compete with very simple to make boiler, and installs it into a boat. A great little project for teaching youngsters or for those with very limited workshop facilities. The article is complete in this issue.
Have you got a round column mill/drill? Do you struggle with register? Peter Russell has remedied this problem and guides you through his solution. He also fits a DRO.
Terry Woodward describes the layout of the pipework in his attractive little passenger tank, based on Martin Evans’ Metro.
The Andover & District Model Engineering Society invite all owners of a Rob Roy to their dedicated rally to take place in June. Rex Hanman review last year’s event.
Regular features continue with Neil Wyatt’s Southam and the Barclay Tanks for the Great War gain some side rods. Roger Backhouse review two new publications and we have three pages of Readers’ Letters!



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This month’s Model Engineers workshop, issue 253, features pull out plans for a tailstock turret - an excellent accessory to suit lathes of three to four-inch centre height.

MAKING LATHE TOOLS OUT OF OLD FILES We all have some files that have seen better days, Peter Shaw experiments with ‘repurposing’ them.

USEFUL TECHNIQUES FOR THE HOBBY WORKSHOP Darren Conway passes on a whole raft of useful advice by way of making a pulley for a Nardini lathe.

MAKE A LATHE TAILSTOCK TURRET Alex du Pre gives detailed instructions on how to make the versatile accessory featured in our free plan.

ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE This month Alan Jackson and his Colchester Chipmaster.

MIKE’S WORKSHOP In the first of an occasional series, Mike Cox passes on one of his extremely practical workshop tips.

EXTENDING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE JACOBS GEAR HOBBER Many builders of a Jacobs-type gear hobber would like to cut more complex gears. Chris Robinson explores the options.

A DUAL ACTION FEED FOR A LATHE TAILSTOCK Geoff Walker makes a Martin Bradley accessory with a long pedigree and wide application.

LONG TRAVEL THREADING GUIDE FOR THE LATHE More details of this useful accessory from Martin Berry’s workshop.

LASER CENTRING TOOL Alan Wood describes his take on a useful aid to accuracy.

MACHINE MOUNTS Thoughts on material’s and designs for anti-vibration feet from ‘R Finch’

SCREW CUTTING GAUGES – A COMPARATIVE REVIEW By popular request, the Editor finds there is more to a simple bit of metal than meets the eye.

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This month’s cover features Alan Jackson and his fine Colchester Chipmaster lathe. Alan is well-known as the designer of the prizewinning Stepperhead CNC lathe which was featured in MEW in detail.


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