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In the 22 March 2013 issue of Model Engineer, Neil Wyatt introduced a series describing the construction of 'Norden', an unusual vertical steam engine based on a small sketch in an old issue of ME. The series ran from issue 4452 until issue 4472 in alternate (even numbered) issues. All the articles are available in the online archive.
This design by Alan Buttulph addresses the construction of a clutch for ML7 lathes. Ingeniously, by fitting the clutch to the countershaft, construction is relatively straight forward. The article, in Issue 5 of Model Engineers' Workshop that accompanies these plans is available in the archive on this website*.
This article by Mike Haughton in Model Engineers' Workshop 215 was well received. It's a very practical and informative survey of the options for lighting your workshop.
Following questions on the use of magnetic chucks for milling and turning, we have been supplied the following manuals for the use of Eclipse magnetic chucks.
This neat little filing machine is another design from Stan Bray, the original editor of Model Engineers' Workshop. It appeared in issue 4 of MEW, April/May 1991.
The Nicholson File Company has been producing guides to the use of files since at least 1878. Here are links to both one of the earliest and one of the latest versions of their guidance.
After much experimentation with different ways of powering my mini-lathe on a keep it going basis, I finally decided to go the whole hog and install an inverter and 3-phase motor – to give me variable frequency drive. This is the whole story.
These tables complement the article "Universal Thread Cutting on a Mini Lathe" by Neil Wyatt in Model Engineers' Workshop issue 204.
This 'Victorian' Port Pourer appeared as a free plan and 3 1/2 page article in issue 3 of MEW, winter 1990. If nothing else it proves that Stan Bray was willing to experiment with the range of topics covered by the magazine!
The purpose of this program is to assist in the measurement of screw threads by the 'three wire method' of placing three wires of the correct size across the thread to be measured, two on one side and one on the other, in the 'V' of the thread and measuring across the wires with a micrometer. Subscribers Only
Bill Perrett of Southampton DMES wrote a history of 25 years of model railway passenger car development. It appeared in Model Engineer between December 1987 and July 1988. Subscribers Only
The rear tool holder, for multiple operations or rear parting off is not credited on the plan. I believe it was designed by Stan Bray who was the original editor of the magazine. It appeared in the autumn 1990 issue of MEW.
Over the first few years following its launch in 1990, MEW regularly included a free pull-out plan. These plans covered a diverse range of tools, from a filing rest to a simple lathe.
This simple but effective low-profile rotary table, designed by T. Daish, appeared in the summer 1990 issue of MEW.
Today I enjoyed a busy day the the Harrogate exhibition. I'd like to thank Lou and Gavin Rex for their warm welcome. It was great to meet so many readers of MEW and the forums, as well as many of the traders. Sadly, I didn't have the time to get round everything or everyone. Here are some highlights (more to appear in MEW!)
A corrected version of the cutting speed table on P.35 of Issue 216 of MEW.
Steve Addy provides a short driving course for novice enginemen
In 1952 the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Model Engineer Exhibition.
Brian Wood's article on the above topic in MEW 212-213 was exceptionally well received. It appears to have caused a national shortage of the 34T changewheels on which many of his gear combinations depend!
Keith Wraight weighs things up at Colchester.
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