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Model Engineers Workshop Lost The Plot

Has Model Engineers Workshop Gone Downhill?

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David Clark 110/06/2017 12:01:57
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I have just received the latest Model Engineers Workshop.

On page 7 it says coming up in our next issue MEW 257 will be another rewarding read.

Then there is a photo of a Sino digital readout.

Does this mean we are getting an article on how to read a digital readout?

On page 38 it says next issue. I assume this is for Model Engineers Workshop as this is the magazine it is in.

It says:

ENV Aero Engine

Rosebud Grates


The Doncaster Exhibition


I would have thought this was a next issue for Model Engineer not Workshop.

Oh, I have just seen page 62 Next issue for Model Engineers Workshop.

And here was me thinking it was just two bits of carelessness and could not be bothered when in reality it was just plain lazy as regards page 7 and a cock on page 38.

Also on page 7 bottom right it mentions a Myford 2545 lathe. Is this similar to a Myford 254S?

David Clark 110/06/2017 12:04:15
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Should have read cockup, damn autocorrect on IPad. Admins please change.

John Stevenson10/06/2017 12:08:13
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Sour grapes David?
From memory there were the same cock ups on your shift.
Tim Stevens10/06/2017 12:11:00
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The fact that A makes mistakes should not prevent A from criticising B. Otherwise politics is not possible. Come to think, though, what a good idea that would be ...


David Clark 110/06/2017 12:56:47
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Unlike previous editors, I do not get the magazine for free so as I am paying for a subscription I feel I can criticise it.

John Flack10/06/2017 12:57:51
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I find David Clarks remarks unpleasant. The MEW editor has advised the forum that he has neither time, budget or skill to check the content of the magazine. Nuff said???

JasonB10/06/2017 13:27:23
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Posted by David Clark 1 on 10/06/2017 12:04:15:

Should have read cockup, damn autocorrect on IPad. Admins please change.

I'll leave it as is, just goes to show how easily small errors can creap insmile p

Alistair Grant 410/06/2017 14:29:31
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Surprising that an editor has neither time, budget or skill to check the publication he is responsible for?

Tim Stevens10/06/2017 15:35:01
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Quote: The MEW editor has advised the forum that he has neither time, budget or skill to check the content of the magazine. Nuff said???

Answer: No, that means that the content of the magazine, on which readers rely when spending time and money on their hobbies and businesses, cannot be relied on. Therefore, it is grossly unhelpful to stifle comment - which might serve us all by resulting in improvements.

I have a doctor who has neither the time nor the budget to treat me properly. Ditto my council and my roads. I don't want my hobby to be managed in the same way as my health or my driving.

Regards, Tim

JasonB10/06/2017 16:14:05
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Well I'm sure we won't see you two moaning when the cover price of the mag doubles to pay for a full time Editor and sub editors who are specialists in the various fields that Neil is not skilled enough in to be able to spot errors in the submitted worksmiley

John Flack10/06/2017 16:27:45
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Tim Stevens.... I was merely explaining a possible reason for the errors. That does not indicate that I accept the situation

I am sorry for your health, and road condition problems, but are you in purchasing mew(or taking part in this forum) allowing your hobby to be managed in the manner that is the cause of your objection?

You have the facility to ,in a limited way, have to change doctors government and council

As a personal gripe the IT revolution sees an increasing number of amateurs playing at professionals as a result the service (?) standards diminish in proportion. No doubt there are other views..............


Rick Kirkland 110/06/2017 16:28:31
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I'm missing something here. My latest issue is number 255 and it's telling me that 256 is on sale in six days from now. No mention of 257 at all. Have I time travelled sideways or something ? Please tell me. I'm a bit concerned about this state of affairs.
JasonB10/06/2017 16:37:05
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256 is available to digital subscribers and I suspect has been posted to print subscribers, this is usual as they get it about a week before it hits the shops

Edited By JasonB on 10/06/2017 16:38:09

Michael Gilligan10/06/2017 17:20:48
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256 arrived in my postbox today via Royal Mail.

... I'm sure I shall enjoy reading it tonight.


SillyOldDuffer10/06/2017 17:23:13
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My 256 arrived lunchtime today. The Warco Mill pictured on the front cover is most impressive - well done M Dixon!

ian j10/06/2017 17:52:18
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"Oh, I have just seen page 62 Next issue for Model Engineers Workshop."

Shouldn't that be page 61? ==== easy mistake to make smiley

Gray10/06/2017 18:05:37
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Dave Clark 1 - "You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." 'Nuff Said?

Ron Colvin10/06/2017 18:10:23
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Model Engineers Workshop now amalgamated with Practical Poultry.

Rik Shaw10/06/2017 18:19:44
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Friendly little club what? wink

SillyOldDuffer10/06/2017 18:20:22
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Opened MEW 256 at random on page 70 to find Figure 9 is a graph entitled 'Coffee Cup Sterling'. Robert Stirling is spinning in his grave.

I think the idiot responsible for this shockingly incompetent howler should be hunted down and flogged!

On second thoughts, chocolate and flowers are far more appropriate. Not to put too fine a point on it, the individual in question is, it may surprise you to learn, one whom your present interlocutor is in the habit of defining by means of the perpendicular pronoun.


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