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Thread: Radius curves from drawings (example R66)
23/06/2021 17:17:16

An example from the drawing:

Mod edit:  for convenience here it is, and the right way up!

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 23/06/2021 17:37:02

23/06/2021 15:49:42

Hi all

Sorry if this is a silly question.

How do you put the radius from a drawing into your practical work, ai am a little stuck with understanding the process or how to measure and mark onto a work piece, for example the drawing is showing R66 (measured in mm).

Thanks inadvance


Thread: Complete newbie
09/06/2021 04:23:36

Hi everyone

I am new to model engineering, I aim to build a nice size traction engine eventually but will probably start with a stationary steam engine.

I love all things steam especially locos and volunteer in my local heritage railway MPD department.

So here it goes how do I start a project, I picked up a copy of mdep engineering and found it really interesting.

What basic tools are needed and where do i obtain materials I have seen a few online sites etc

I am looking for general advice on the subject to get me started as soon as possible on a project. I know its a bit vague but feel a little lost in the matter due to having no prior experience In this field, frown​​​

not sure if there are any local people or clubs that do model engineering. I live in North staffs area.

Thanks in advance

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