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Thread: MEW 177 digital Issue
16/05/2011 11:03:49
Thank you all I can now see MEW177
15/05/2011 16:01:28
The latest one I can se is 176 my sub is not due till 20-11-11
Can any one tell me how I see it ?
15/05/2011 12:49:53

MEW 177 digital Issue


I this on line yet?
Thread: scale bolt sizes
05/05/2011 13:39:10

I have recently been faced with a similar problem deciding the size of nuts bolts and studs to use on the 1/12 scale extrusion press that I am making.

On my CAD system I drew up the BA range 14BA to OBA at 1:1 then scaled them by times 12. Using these on the 1:1 drawing of the press, when I divided this 1:1 drawing by 12 I then had the correct looking BA fixings for the model.
see for more details


Thread: Model Engineer Survey
23/04/2011 05:56:13
My on line subscrition is not showing 4402 as avaliable yet 23-4-11
Thread: Harrogate model engineering 2011 ?
03/04/2011 13:09:34
Thank you Niloch but they are all for past shows I am looking for this year.
02/04/2011 16:54:54
Is any one seeing anything diffrent to this?

02/04/2011 12:58:12

Harrogate model engineering 2011


Can someone please confirm any details of this show I have been looking for a program or lecture timetable so that I can fix my travel arrangements but all I can find is an out of date web site.


My apologies in advance if I am missing the obvious.


Thread: Harrogate 2011 entry
25/03/2011 07:20:23
I am looking for information about 2011 18th annual National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition at the Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. can someone point me to an upto date website?
Thread: For those little fiddly bits perhaps
11/01/2011 13:41:06
Thread: Miniature welding
09/01/2011 18:52:11
Thank you again for all of your contributions
And I will take that as a NO then and put my funds to some other way of doing it
Thank you all for your help
09/01/2011 05:50:12

Thank you for all of your contributions BUT I would like to get this thread back on to its original question

I would like to know before I spend to £200 to £300 on equipment if it is possible assuming that I acquire the necessary skill to produce a miniature weld that would any where near replicate at 1/12 scale the type of construction the that in real engineering practice makes a component / structure by seam welding 2 - 3 inch steel plates together?

08/01/2011 08:31:47

To more accurately represent the machine I am trying to model I would like to be able to electric weld some of the steel parts together. In particular a fillet of 1.5 mm when joining a piece of 1mm sheet to a 4mm plate. Has any one any experience achieving this.

23/12/2010 16:14:25
I recently bought "the diamond tool holder" and I can tell you it works very well ( see add half way down on the right) in my opinion its better than the tipped tools I have. and its so  easy to keep 100% sharp all the time providing you have a grinder. see the youtube video
I have not connection with the company other than beeing a satisfied customer
Thread: Difficulty renewing subscription
13/12/2010 13:49:01
Sort of
I decided to subscribe to the MEW digital and paid on line 20/11/0 but am still waiting for the log in number to arrive i sent a where is it email 7/12/10 but as yet no reply
I am assuming they were all busy with the exhibition
Thread: Drill Sharpening Jigs - Advice please.
07/11/2010 09:14:38

 This is just an idea for discussion, as I have not yet the skill or understanding to complete the task

The idea if possible would easily off set the cost of a machine if some of the prices mentioned are a viable option or at least help to justify the cost.

As small CNC mills / lathes are now becoming more available in the Model Engineering environment would it be possible to use a small diamond wheel and write a G-code program to sharpen a drill.

The size of the drill and the angle could be entered as data the datum could be the end of the drill the centre line of the quill or headstock is already known by the machine.

As I am writing this I can see that the position of the flutes would also have to be located.

Has anyone any further thoughts on this? Is already done?

Thread: Panasonic dv-700 inverter
19/10/2010 21:49:31
Hello Geoff
Would you be so kind as to let me know the actual address of the page you have found as the ones I turned up refer to a Panasonic Projector with a similar number
thank you
18/10/2010 20:16:15
I have obtained  a Panasonic dv-700 inverter 1.5A that works but I am looking for a manual so as to be able to connect up the remote start stop and speed control also I think that I need to configure it to suite the motor I am wanting to use
Can anyone help
Thread: Finished model too good
16/10/2010 19:16:00

I my experience the judges judge quality of the work the have many years of experience and would know what is a good model and what is not.


It takes as much skill to produce a straight out of the box finish as it does to make a finish to represent a working condition. Then there is the difference between the factory drawings and what the builder's workshop actual produced.


The end of a steel section could have original been flame cut or surface ground or any thing in between. You then get in to the discussion of what is authentic the drawing or the product and so it goes on.


A good model is a good model and you can see that it is. 


Thread: Visit to London
26/09/2010 17:25:08
If faced with a similar situation I would start with the Science Museum
you could spend all day there

Check with SMEE to see if there is someone at home on the day

Marshall House
28 Wanless Road
SE24 0HW

I was warmly welcomed given a conducted tour of the building from the archive on the top floor to the machine tools in the basement. I also had a coffee and a chat.

Then on to see the Harrison clocks at Greenwich (read the book Longitude first)

If there was time left a walk down the hill to the Naval Museum

Paul Boscott

Edited By Paul Boscott on 26/09/2010 17:30:27

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