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In the Current Issue of Model Engineer

Issue 4665, 21 May - 3 June 2021

In this issue ...

We ride the club track at Wakefield, begin the construction of an astronomical bracket clock, coax a tender body into shape and contemplate the difference between a replica and a fake.

Peter Seymour-Howell finishes off work on his 5 inch gauge Flying Scotsman tender by adding the brake cylinders and vacuum reservoir.
Adrian Garner explains the design principles for his astronomical bracket clock and makes a start on construction.
Geoff Stait and Chris Deith remember the life of David Piddington.
Jacques Maurel explains how you can broach polygonal holes and presents a tool for achieving a good result.
Keith Rogers builds Jan Ridders’s four stroke single cylinder internal combustion engine, Otto.
Luker completes the construction of his American outline 4-4-0 5 inch gauge locomotive by making the body for the tender.
Ron Fitzgerald traces the development of the textile mill engine in Yorkshire.
Jason Bellamy adds the piston, guide bars and crosshead to his Thompstone mill engine.
Noel Shelley ponders the difference between a cunning replica and an out-an-out fake!
Rhys Owen looks at the science and technology behind the important business of lubricating a steam engine.
John Arrowsmith visits the Wakefield Society of Model and Experimental Engineers and sees for himself how the track has developed and grown since the club’s foundation.
Ian Martin sheds more light on a modern approach to Computer Aided Design, making use of parametric design.



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PLEASE NOTE: The current public health situation has made it impossible to hold the Competition as it was sadly not possible for the
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(the 'Doncaster show')
to go ahead as usual.

The 'benchmark' Model Engineer Competition featured, for the first time, at the National Model Engineering Exhibition held at Doncaster in April 2019. Just as in previous competitions, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals were awarded, as were certificates for Very Highly Commended, Highly Commended and Commended entries. A selection of the usual trophies were also awarded.

The re-establishment of the competition was good news for Model Engineer, for the hobby and for the Doncaster show, so ...


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