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In the Current Issue of Model Engineer

Issue 4648

In this issue ...

We look into the smokebox of a GWR pannier tank locomotive, learn how to ease the task of ‘oiling round’, find how to make a low cost blower and explore the workings of the vacuum brake.

Richard Williams fits his new, improved regulator to his 5 inch gauge ‘Black 5’ locomotive.
Stewart Hart makes the cylinder for his grasshopper haulage engine.
Vic Whittaker offers a way of easing the task of oiling round a locomotive before setting off.
Doug Hewson goes into the details for the smokebox of his updated LBSC 5 inch gauge GWR pannier tank design.
Norman Barber demonstrates a method of making hexagonal sockets.
Rhys Owen continues his survey of the development of railway braking systems by looking at the way vacuum brakes work.
Robert Hobbs paints his 3½ inch gauge GWR County locomotive.
Chris Gunn completes the boiler cleading for his 6 inch Garrett 4CD tractor and makes a pair of duckboards for the belly tank.
Helmut Heitzinger gives his Musgrave compound engine a first run and equips it with a dummy condenser and air pump.
Jim Jennings brings joy to his Yorkshireman’s heart by making a blower on a zero budget.
Alex Dupré presents a set of attachments to allow dividing to be performed on the lathe.
Les Kerr shows how you can easily make your own printed circuit boards.
Paul Ritchie reports on the future of Little Samson models..



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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current public health situation, the Competition had to be cancelled for 2020 as it was sadly not possible for the National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition (due to have been held from 8th - 10th May at Doncaster) to go ahead as planned .

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.

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