WEEK ENDING 
26 APRIL  2018

By David Carpenter

CORLIS DRAWINGS

Julius de Waal has produced metric drawings for Arnold Throp’s popular Corliss engine design.


STYX 8/28

With problems found on completion of his Terrier loco under control, our correspondent restores a  model boat originally built while he was still at school.


CONRACTORS LOCO

One hundred and fifty years ago this week The Engineer reported on a neat little contractor’s locomotive.


METRE MAID

S Thompson’s attractive Metre Maid, the 0-6-0 version of the Sweet Pea design featured at Doncaster.


TANNET WALKER HYDRAULIC PUMPING ENGINE

B Fitzgerald’s This model, shown at Doncaster 2017 of an hydraulic pumping engine built around 1890 by Tannett, Walker & Co of Leeds   Drawings were made from the engine, which is preserved at Leeds Industrial Museum.


TRAPEZIUM CON ROD ENGINE

An unpainted version of Anthony Mount’s trapezium con rod design after the original by Professor Realeaux.



USS MONITOR ENGINE BUILD

Vince Cutajar is close to completing his  description of the build of the popular USS Monitor engine, originally described in these pages. As with most Bob Middleton and Julius de Waal designs, castings are not needed. 


BEGINNERS COURSE STARTS SOON

The SMEE Polly course ‘Building a simple steam engine’ takes beginners through construction of a simple oscillating steam engine and boiler to the design of T.D. Walshaw, Tubal Cain


The 2018 course starts on May 12.

Now in its 13th year more than 120 budding engineers have completed the course. Most have gone on to build larger and more complex engines.


STATS

Looking at our latest website visitor statistics, things really are changing. Windows is still the most used operating system by readers, but it is no longer much ahead of the iOS of the iPhone and iPad, plus Mac computers. Most used browser is Safari, also from Apple.

We predicted this trend a few years back and devised a format which can easily be read on a small phone or tablet screen. Drawings and photos look great on an iPad and the text is clear as can be. All quite a contrast to those paper magazines that have been put on-line via page turning software which we find really frustrating to use. And no useful links.


SOMETIMES

Just sometimes MEWS has a problem with the server. Instead of logging on to the Index page you will see a string of techy gobbledegook. Our web hosts sort this out as quickly as they can. In the meantime if you log on to any other MEWS page - they will all work, and even let you go to the index page. We are working on how to avoid the anomaly.


ME PLANS SERVICE LIVES

The plans service which used  to be run by Model Engineer magazine is now back in

service with a new owner,  Sarik  Hobbies. Take a trip to https://www.sarikhobbies.com/model-engineer-builder/

(below: Simplex)

DOWNLOADS

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SEARCH

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PRINTING   

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To print large drawings, download pdfs and email them to a drawings printer.

Most of our drawings are in pdf form and include drawing views of individual components and assemblies. Prints can be obtained for these by downloading the page, saving as a pdf to the desktop, selecting the view from the left hand column, select ‘take a snapshot’ from the dropdown ‘edit’ menu, paste it into a Word or similar file, then print.


DVDs

material published from 2009 to end 2014 has now been moved to DVDs, available here.


COPYRIGHT

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If you are submitting material for publication on MEWS, please make sure that you have permission where needed.

Anything we publish on MEWS remains the copyright of the originator - simple.


CONTRIBUTIONS

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EDITOR

David Carpenter is editor of Model Engineering Website, the weekly web magazine for model engineers.


 

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