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Model Engineer 4605
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In the Latest Issue of Model Engineer

In Issue 4605 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

In this issue ...

We look at some classic model engineering, in the form of a flywheel, crankshaft and cams but also at some rather more odd and eccentric aspects of the hobby.

Julie Williams looks back at some of the more unusual objects at the recent Lowestoft Model Engineering Exhibition, showcasing the talents of a few of Suffolk’s less conventional craftsmen.
Roger Davies completes his construction of a one third scale water crane for the Bath and West Railway by making the water control valve and organising the ground works and water supply.
Martin Gearing continues the task of turning out fittings and parts for fittings for his vertical boiler.
Stephen Wessel discusses cam shapes and the valve timing for his ENV aero engine.
Ron Fitzgerald concludes his survey of English and French locomotive design in the second half of the nineteenth century and the opening years of the twentieth.
Tony Bird revisits a design for an easy to build model outboard racer first published in 1933.
Mick Knights carries out the finish machining on the crankshaft for his quarter scale Bentley BR2 rotary aero engine.
John Arrowsmith reports on the Beech Hurst Learning Centre, a new venture for young model engineers.
Bob Bramson considers the causes of corrosion within model boilers and explains the processes going on and David Haythornthwaite machines the flywheel for his one inch scale Model Engineer beam engine.



Model Engineer Competition 2019

to feature at the National Model Engineering Exhibition, Doncaster

We are very pleased to announce that the Model Engineer Competition will now feature at the National Model Engineering Exhibition held at Doncaster. Mr Lou Rex, proprietor and organiser of the exhibition, has kindly agreed to host the competition and the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (SMEE) has nobly taken on the task of organising it. Just as in previous competitions, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded, as will certificates for Very Highly Commended, Highly Commended and Commended entries. A selection of the usual trophies may also be awarded.
The re-establishment of the competition is good news for Model Engineer, for the hobby and for the Doncaster show, which takes place at the Doncaster racecourse from the 10th to the 12th of May.

Now is the time to consider entering for the competition, as the deadline for entries is the 10th of April. A downloadable entry form and a copy of the rules is provided below and will be printed in Issue 4607 of Model Engineer (1st March).

There must be plenty of models out there that deserve a medal or a certificate, or a chance to win one of these iconic trophies, so let’s get the reintroduction of the Model Engineer Competition off to a good start!

Download the Model Engineer Competition Rules.

Download the Model Engineer Competition Entry Form.


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