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In Issue 4608 - IN THE SHOPS NOW!

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Read this issue and learn how to make water gauges, safety valves, firehole doors, both coil springs and leaf springs, and how to knit stockings at high speed.

Terence Holland makes a whistle and whistle valve for his Barclay well tank locomotives and then offers two designs for the firehole doors.
Chris Gunn discovered that a pair of water gauges for a 6 inch scale Garrett 4CD tractor costs a lot of money so he decided to make his own.
Doug Hewson makes further progress on his GWR pannier tank design by attending to the horn blocks and the springs.
Graham Sadler explains how to achieve properly ground tool bits.
Robert Hobbs completes the construction of his LMS Coronation class locomotive City of Stoke on Trent in 2½ inch gauge.
John Clarke makes a one sixth model of a framework knitting machine dating back to the 18th century and used to knit stockings, which at the time were worn by both men and women.
Martin Gearing completes his vertical boiler by adding the pressure gauge and the safety valve.
Roger Backhouse reviews Adrian Garner’s book about Austrian narrow gauge railways.
Mike Tilby considers the problem of losses in steam turbines.
John Arrowsmith looks back at two recent exhibitions; the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace in January and the huge and impressive November show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.



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 and Entry Form here.


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