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Model Engineer 4511

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In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

In Issue 4511 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ... Plenty of variety in this issue of your favourite hobby magazine: locomotive building in the form of a 7¼ inch gauge ‘Darj’ and Terence Holland’s 5 inch gauge Barclay Well Tanks; two steam stationary engines for novice engineers; a scaled up I/C engine for the more advanced model engineer and the conclusion of the short article on illuminating your workshop machinery. We have some uncommon detailing for 5 inch gauge locomotives by Clive Fenn and a report on the National 3 ½ inch Gauge Rally held recently at Leyland. Our cover feature this time is a new series featuring a beautiful 3 inch scale model of an early 20th Century agricultural tractor by the talented George Punter.


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In the latest issue of Model Engineers' Workshop

The July issue of Model Engineers' Workshop, number 230 is on sale soon!

The cover features Cuborg, the mascot of Eccentric Engineering, made a rare UK appearance at the Harrogate Show and found time to send his greetings to MEW readers.

Free inside: PULL-OUT WORKSHOP DATA CHART – THREAD SIZES - A four page reference for all the commonly encountered threads around the world from 16BA to 1 inch.

Highlights of this exciting issue include:

A SPRING CENTRE - A weekend project: Darren Conway describes an accessory that suits both lathe and mill.

A TEE-SLOT FACEPLATE FOR AN ASIAN MINI-LATHE - This design by Michael Cox gets rounds the limitations of the standard faceplate.

MY SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD APPRENTICE - Michael Slatter recruits a newcomer to the hobby.

LATHE HEADSTOCK EXTENSION - Cameron McKeown continues the story of this heavy duty accessory.

CENTRING WORK IN THE FOUR-JAW - It’s not the easiest thing to get the hang of, but Gary Wooding’s step by step guide  can shorten the learning curve.

A QUORN AND A CRANE - Harry Cosh gives the background to a pair of intertwined projects.

SIMPLE SPEED CONTROL OF DC MOTORS - The Inchanga speed controller for low voltage DC motors.

HARROGATE SHOW 2015 - The Editor reports back on some interesting developments on view this year.

THE MILLER’S TALE - A little less ribald than Chaucer, the story of Ian Strickland’s venerable Trident Mill.

ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE - A Harrison 250 is the lathe that John Calnan could not do without.

HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED - As part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations, Dave Fenner looks at 25 years of change in the hobby.

GRINDING A SINGLE POINT THREADING TOOL - Richard Rex ’does the math’ for those seeking perfection in their thread cutting.

A TABLE-LENGTH MILLING VICE - David Piddington designed this robust accessory, an ideal subject for those seeking to make a sound workshop tool from castings.


More workshop wrinkles our regular monthly READERS’ TIPS competition.

SCRIBE A LINE - Another selection of readers’ notes and queries.

ON THE WIRE - The workshop telegraph is buzzing with more news!

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