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In the Current Issue of Model Engineer

Issue 4673, 10 - 23 September 2021

In this issue ...

Luker’s Ballaarat and Peter Seymour Howell’s Flying Scotsman both acquire their axleboxes and Adrian Garner makes the various cocks and bridges required by his astronomical bracket clock.

Ron Fitzgerald tells how Matthew Murray, and others, attempted to get around Boulton and Watt’s patents on various features of their steam engines.
Malcolm High extols the virtues of lithium ion cells as very useful portable sources of electricity.
Our ‘Showcase’ features two 5 inch gauge engines from David Murray, a member of the Staines Society of Model Engineers.
Peter Seymour-Howell tackles an interesting feature of his 5 inch gauge Flying Scotsman – the Cartazzi axle for the trailing wheels.
Frank Cruickshank makes the baseplate to complete the construction of his Van de Graaff generator.
Luker makes a set of springs for his 5 inch narrow gauge Australian locomotive Ballaarat and then moves on to make the coupling and connecting rods.
Adrian Garner makes the remontoire, escape wheel and pallets for his astronomical bracket clock.
Paul Carpenter looks back over 25 years of Michael Cadiz’s Great Wealden Railway at Biddenden, Kent.
Mike Tilby concludes his story of the LMS Turbomotive with some more information on the power transmission.
Philipp Bannick makes the column for his radial boring machine.
Roger Backhouse spends an engineer’s day out in Liverpool, home of the Beatles and the Liver birds, and discovers a much changed city.



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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 '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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