WEEK ENDING 
21 DECEMBER  2017

By David Carpenter

LONDON SHOW PREVIEW

The London Model Engineering

Exhibition (LMEE) is on January 19

to 21, 2018 at its usual popular

home of Alexandra Palace. At least

50 clubs, societies and displays

are expected to be there and compete for the prestigious Society Shield which is voted for by the clubs and societies themselves. Going on for 2000 models will be on display.

Leading suppliers have confirmed that they will attend the exhibition offering special previews and promotions providing an opportunity to see and compare products under one roof.


ME PLANS AVAILABLE AGAIN

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

service with a new owner, Sarik  Hobbies. All the favourites from LBSC, Martin Evans, George Thomas, Edgar T Westbury, John Haining, Tubal Cain, are all available, along with a full rich list of other former magazine contributors. It is a super catalogue, and contains most of our ‘too busy  to drop off the twig’ project list.

Take a trip to https://www.sarikhobbies.com/model-engineer-builder/

Its all there.


CHRISTMAS BOOKS

Camden Miniature Steam Services has a new book just in time for Christmas. It is a compete build of ‘Ellie The Steam Tram’, a great project in 16mm NG.

And Chris Vine’s latest, The Four Seasons, is just about out. It is the latest in the popular Peter’s Railway series.

CHRISTMAS PROJECT

Jan Ridders has a nice little project for a super Christmas present and reminder of Newton’s Laws.

GALLOWAY’S NON-DEAD CENTRE ENGINE

Since introduced by Anthony Mount in the early naughties, the Galloway’s non-dead centre engine has proved popular with an example or two at major shows. This one, our Model of the Week, is by P Wilson and pictured running nicely at Alexandra Palace last year.



THE MUNCASTER ENGINES

The model steam engines designed by H Muncaster date back to the first decade of the 20th century, when steam was still the dominant source of power. He decided to design engines as models in their own right rather than copies of prototypes. The result was a series of most attractive models, which have continued in favour ever since. They were given a boost in the 1950s when they were re-visited by Edgar T Westbury. Now another 50 years on they have been the subject of a major project by Juius de Waal. We can think of worse ways of spending he next few years than making this series of engines. However, any one will make a rewarding project. This time it is drawings for a Horizontal mill engine with slipper crosshead.


ETA ENGINE BUILDS

MEWS missed out on the ETA 15D Mk 1 and 2 engine builds. However, we now have the Mk 3 and Elite 1 and 2 versions for you. Designed by Ramon Wilson these are double sized versions of engines we coveted as youngsters. This week, the final parts.


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EDITOR

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


 

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