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In the Current Issue of Model Engineer

Issue 4697, 12th - 24th August 2022

In this issue ...

We’re out and about with a day spent admiring the Sweet Peas in Fareham, a weekend in Guildford for a locomotive efficiency competition and a rally at the Gilling East track near York.

John Arrowsmith spends a day admiring the Sweet Peas at this year’s rally in Fareham.
Norm Norton completes his rebuild of a Modelworks 5 inch gauge Britannia with the painting and detailing and takes it for its inaugural run at Gilling East, near York.
Roger Curtis takes a ramble through the countryside and explains why perches, rods and chains are infinitely superior to metres and millimetres, and far better in tune with Mother Nature.
Ron Fitzgerald looks at the development of Matthew Murray’s Greensand Foundry in Leeds.
Graham Astbury recklessly rips out the windings from his electric motor before rewinding it for two-speed operation.
Mick Knights bores yet more holes in the cylinder block of his supercharged V8 engine to accommodate the timing gear. Roger Backhouse tells the story of Dorothée Pullinger, pioneering lady engineer.
Luker continues with the manufacture of boiler fittings for his 5 inch gauge Australian locomotive.
David Allen makes progress with his 5 inch gauge timber framed driver’s truck with the construction of the basic frame. Martin Gearing introduces his grasshopper beam engine as an ideal beginner’s project.
David Tompkins reports from Guildford on the first two days of this year’s international model locomotive efficiency competition (IMLEC).



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