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Thread: Imlec 50
02/11/2016 08:18:30

Hi Paul

Unlike Birthdays, we do count the frst one as number one, therefore the fiftieth will be 2018. 2019 would be the 51st.

2019 would be the fiftieth 'anniversary' perhaps.

I had the same dilema at first but then thought about it...

Diane

ps - we haven't taken the missing one into account.

Thread: Model Engineer Issue 4542 (2 Sept)
18/10/2016 15:13:42

Would any reader/ susbscriber who normally disposes of their copy of Model Engineer once it has been read, kindly hold on to Issue No. 4542 (2nd September) if possible.

A large geographical area covering Hampshire and parts of Dorset (and possibly beyond) was affected by the Royal Mail apparently losing mail bags, resulting in all subscribers in that area missing their copy of this issue. All warehouse stock has now been exhausted.

To some, this leaves a gap in an otherwise unbroken collection. I would like to be able to coordinate passing on a second hand copy to those people if at all possible.

Please email me (see 'Contact us' below) if you are able to help or if you are one of those in the South who has been affected.

Thank you
Diane

This notice is completely separate from any issues subscribers may wish to raise with the supplier regarding compensation. Please direct those enquiries to the normal point of contact.

 

Edited By Diane Carney on 18/10/2016 15:14:09

Thread: Do you know Colin Sears?
03/10/2016 13:39:45

Colin has been found.

Thanks
Diane

03/10/2016 09:27:19

I have been approached by someone who is trying to trace Colin Sears. He was formerly of the St. Albans MES but latterly in Scotland. If you know of Colin would you please send me a PM or telephone me (number in the inside front cover of the Mdel Engineer).

Thank you
Diane

Thread: MEW 246 and ME 4543 Paper magazines delivery
19/09/2016 21:03:49
Posted by duncan webster on 15/09/2016 23:42:18:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/09/2016 18:54:37:

Received ME4543 today, with cat.

Neil

Me too, but where is Geoff Theasby's bit? Best part of the magazine and it's missing

Geoff will be back - don't fret. He's been on 'is 'ols ... cool

Thread: IMLEC results
14/09/2016 12:05:20
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/09/2016 11:19:04:

It's a right nest of vipers if you ask me!

The real answer could be gotten on a test rig as Diane says, but where's the fun in that?

Neil

Absolutely no fun at all. Let's keep stirring the vipers ...

Thread: Brooklands by Public Transport
14/09/2016 12:01:26

Thanks Jason. You beat me to it!

13/09/2016 23:51:33

I have posted this elsewhere but thought it might be helpful to start a new thread with a clear title.

Accessing Brooklands by Public Transport.

On Friday and Saturday there is a frequent bus service - Route No. 436 - from Weybridge Station to Mercedes Benz World which is adjacent and leaves just a short walk to the Museum entrance. Unfortunately there is no bus service on a Sunday.

If taking a taxi from the Station ask the driver to take you to Campbell Gate (Members' Hill); this is a much shorter journey than to the usual public entrance (i.e. the car park) and about half the price! (Roughly £6 to £8 to Campbell Gate)

If walking you would also arrive at Campbell Gate. From the station, walk south along Brooklands Road (B374) and look for a right turn to JTI (UK). Take that turning (it's a paved road) and carry on down the Members Hill. There is a sign indicating Brooklands Museum straight on down the hill (don't take JTI to the right).

The walk from the station to the Museum is about 20 - 30 minutes.

Thread: List of trader's attending MEX2016
13/09/2016 23:43:27

On Friday and Saturday there is a frequent bus service - Route No. 436 - from Weybridge Station to Mercedes Benz World which is adjacent and leaves just a short walk to the Museum entrance. Unfortunately there is no bus service on a Sunday.

The walk from the station to the Museum is about 20 - 30 minutes.

If taking a taxi from the Station ask the driver to take you to Campbell Gate (Members Hill); this is a much shorter journey than to the usual public entrance (i.e. the car park) and about half the price! (Roughly £6 to £8 to Campbell Gate)

If walking you would also arrive at the Campbell Gate. From the station, walk along Brooklands Road (B374) and look for a right turn to JTI (UK). Take that turning (it's a paved road) and carry on down the Members Hill. There is a sign indicating Brooklands Museum straight on, down hill (don't take JTI to the right)

Hope this helps.

 

Diane

Edited By Diane Carney on 13/09/2016 23:53:43

Thread: IMLEC results
12/09/2016 22:00:02
The formula used for IMLEC is not exactly fool proof ... there are certain problems in the formula. This has (to the best of my knowledge) been acknowledged for many years. The canny drivers take advantage of this...

And therein lies the answer.

In my view, if you really want to test locomotive efficiency, construct a test bed. If you want to demonstrate how to drive efficiently enter IMLEC (or IMLDEC?) and have a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

I answer to Neil - yes there were errors in the table as published. Issue 4545 may include an amended table.

Diane

Thread: List of trader's attending MEX2016
11/09/2016 23:35:35
Posted by JasonB on 10/09/2016 16:06:15:

I see MEX have now got the list up

It has been 'up' for quite a while actually but, as Jason says, it isn't too obvious although the top tab does say 'Clubs and Trade'.

I can only apologise for the MEX website. We do what we can ...

Unfortuntely no RDG this time. I think the change of date has been (as was expected) a double-edged sword so to speak. Many traders who do something almost every weekend were unable to attend this year. Let's prove that MEX would have been their best bet wink 2 and hope they come along next year (several have already said they will).

Diane

Thread: magazine
09/09/2016 17:27:39

Regarding missing copies of ME4542: I can report that there seems to have been a problem with delivery rather than supply. This may have affected one geographical area, the size of which is currently unknown but it is presently under investigation. Please bear with us - we are doing all we can to solve the problem.

Until we aremade aware of such problems we cannot take action to remedy them so we are grateful to all who have reported missing issues. Please be assured people are 'on the case'. We hope to have more news on Monday.

Thank you for your patience ...

Diane

05/09/2016 23:16:44

There was a delay with ME4542's digital uplaod but I am assured it is now resolved.

The Metro Tank plans, sheets 3 and 4 are in issue 4544. They skipped 4542 because of the Mini Exhibition Guide with the lecture programme etc.

I can't help with the print subscription enquiries until tomorrow but will try to find out why you are getting such messages.


Diane

Thread: Just Started a 4 inch Foster
05/09/2016 11:35:08

And lots of general and generic hints and tips ongoing in Chris Gunn's article on the 4 inch Garrett 4CD. Not specific, of course, but worth a look

Diane

Thread: Knurling
18/08/2016 15:02:11

An excellent article on Knurling by Jacques Maurel coming up in ME 4543 (16 September).

Diane

Thread: Public Transport to Brooklands for MEX
10/08/2016 22:38:22

This link will take you to the CURRENT bus timetable.

**LINK**

Bus No. 436: Weybridge to Woking via Weybridge Railway Station and Mercedes World (closest stop to Brooklands Museum and about 5 minutes' walk from the entrance).

Please note: Some Surrey bus services are subject to change on 3/4 September so please check before travelling.

 

Edited By Diane Carney on 10/08/2016 22:41:04

Thread: MARINER; drawing correction
10/08/2016 22:18:18

Chris Walter has submitted a redrawn Fig 27 (M.E. issue 4540) after it was pointed out that:

  • "the valve eccentric OD is shown as 1 1/16" but on page 253 the eccentric strap is shown as having a bore of 1" with a brass sleeve bringing the ID to 15/16".

Chris replies:

  • "The reader is quite right in stating that their is a discrepancy. My fault entirely as the drawing of the straps shows two wrong dimensions. I had not updated these when redesigning the straps after increasing the diameter of the eccentrics.
    The dims affected are the ineternal bore of the eccentric and its bush.
    As the eccentric is correct this will not affect the part [he has] already finished.
    All the other dimensions on the straps remain the same so the fix will be to bore the straps to the new dimension and make larger bearing bushes to match, if he has got passed this stage

A new drawing to replace fig 27 can be found here:
**LINK**

Thread: Moderators powers and duties
05/08/2016 12:25:00

A suggestion (and i've no idea whether it works) - try 'Shift-Return' instead of just 'Return'.

Diane

Thread: Ad Details
01/08/2016 22:58:28

In order to see the advertiser's details we need to know that you are a bona fide member of the community website and to do this you need to have participated in the forum, even if only to a very limited extent. Once you have done that you will find that you can then see advertisers' contact details.

This step has had to be taken in order to try to eliminate scammers from contacting our valued advertisers. Please P.M. me, Mike, if you continue to be unable to use the Classified service as you have in the past.

Diane

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Thread: Sentinel S6 Steam Lorry
13/07/2016 16:46:17

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I thought I had this somewhere. Posted just for interest. The waggon in question in it's working guise as four wheeler.

Diane

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