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A Celebration of Road Steam

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In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

In Issue 4499 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ... In the second of our reports on the 2014 Model Engineer Exhibition, Ivan Law gives the judges view on the Duke Of Edinburgh Challenge Trophy compettion and describes the deliberation and, ultimately, the difficult decision that had to be made. This feature gave us the ideal opportunity to feature one of the contenders on our cover this time. Terence Holland starts a short piece on making a neat little narrow gauge locomotive based on readily available castings. Harprit Sanhu lwas in need of a 6-tool turret to speed along the manufacture of his latest locomotive but found such a thing not to be readily available so he has designed and made a suitable attachment for his Myford lathe and starts the description of this adaptable device. Martin Wallis continues his annual round up of the best that was to be seen on the steam rally fields. Henry Wood makes the grate and ashpan of the saddle tank locomotive, Emma Victoria and Alan Crossfield continues his description of the making of a DOE winning model: compulsive reading!

 

~ LEN CRANE ~

We are sorry to report the passing of Len Crane of Wolverhampton on 11th January. Len was well know both in the world of full size traction engines and also within the model engineering fraternity, being a founder member and, until his death, the President of the Black Country Live Steamers.
The funeral will take place on Friday 6th February at Gornal Wood Cemetry but space is extremely limited. All friends are duly invited to the Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley on the afternoon of the 6th February for a celebration of Len's life. There will be a few short speeches at about 3pm and it is hoped that all his own engines will be in steam. There will be no charge to enter the museum on this day.

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The February issue of Model Engineers' Workshop, number 225 is on sale now!

Have a feast of good reading in the dark days of winter with a generous helping of ideas and information in your favourite magazine. This month:

Reg Merryweather has designed an unusual rear toolholder.

Andrew Johnston recommissions an Ainjest threading unit.

Richard Rex continues his detailed look at hardening steel

Instead of buying an accessory, Alastair Sinclair decided to make use of his lathe’s rotating topslide mount for ball turning.

Peter Wilton’s ‘made in minutes’ device makes chain drilling so much easier.

Rich Wightman and Julian Harrison team up to make a useful accessory for a Myford Super 7.

When plastic meets metal, threaded inserts offer a good solution. Mark Noel tells us how.

Mike Philpotts introduces the Urwick Metal Master, with more details on this website.

Morgan Jones describes life with the Hobbymat MD65.

Mike Checkley concludes his machine vice design.

Malcolm High outlines some of the pitfalls for those needing laser cut parts.

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The Editor reports back from the Model Engineer Exhibition at Sandown in December.

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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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