WEEK ENDING 
18 OCTOBER 2018

LATEST ON MEWS

MIDLANDS PREVIEW

GORGON ENGINE BUILD

SO FAR, SO GOOD!

BEAM ENGINE DRAWINGS

CATHEDRAL CLOCK

GWR COUNTY OF STAFFORD

DODMAN TRACTION ENGINE

STEEPLE ENGINE

MILK TANKER

STIRLING SINGLE

3.5 ELECTRIC LOCO

SIMPLE G1 COACH

BENTLEY BR2

FODEN C TRACTOR

G1 PASSENGER COACH

G1 MAIL WAGON

PARIS LYON MED LOCO

FIRST MOUNTAIN LOCO

SIMPLE SHAPER DRAWINGS

BR CLASS 2 LOCO

HALL’S ROTARY ENGINE

FELGIEBELL 14cc MOTOR

WOODEN FRAME BEAM ENGINE

6 CYLINDER OSCILLATOR DRAWINGS

50HP GRASSHOPPER ENGINE

GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR

STEAM WINCH DRAWINGS

LOCO COTTON PRESS

BREWER’S DRAY

TURRET MILL

BRISTOL 2018

1901 OLDSMOBILE CURVED DASH

BOURDON’S ENGINE

STERN WHEELER ENGINE

DUPLEX WINCH

WESTBURY PADDLE ENGINE

R.L.E. 40CC ENGINE

WESTINGHOUSE ENGINE

GORGON SHIP’S ENGINE

STIRLING 0-6-0 GOODS LOCO

HIT & MISS DRAWINGS

ENGINE CART BUILD

BRISTOL PREVIEW

FODEN C STEAM WAGON

CLARKSON STEAM MOTOR

‘OTTO’ STEAM ENGINE

STIRLING AIR ENGINE

WILKINS PORTABLE

NEW TOOLING JULY 18

GIPSY 1 AERO ENGINE

AVELING & PORTER CRANE

OTTO-LANGEN DRAWINGS

HALL’S ROTARY ENGINE

OTTO I/C ENGINE

HEYBRIDGE WORKS ENGINE

SOUTHWORTH PUMP

CHUKY FLAME EATER BUILD

DUTCH 2-4-0 DRAWINGS 7.25” GAUGE

TIDMAN ORGAN ENGINE

NEW TOOLING JUNE 18

TEN TON CRANE

PLOUGHING ENGINE REVIVAL

PORTSMOUTH STEAM TRAM

PERCIVAL MARSHALL THOUGHTS

CASTLES’ GALLOPERS

LMS CITY OF LANCASTER

NOVA SCOTIA LOCOS

BLOWER BENTLEY PROGRESS

TWIN CYLINDER WATER PUMP

STURGEON’S STEAM HAMMER

STUART TURNER ‘ROMANCE’

STEAM LAUNCH BORKUM

DONCASTER 2018

2 CYL VERTICAL COMPOUND

RANSOMES PORTABLE ENGINE

GL5 WAGONS

NEW TOOLING MAY 2018

NZ RAILCAR IN 2.5” GAUGE

GUNBOAT STAUNCH

WALL STEAM ENGINE

DONCASTER SHOW PREVIEW

REUBEN’S PLOUGHS

STEAM FOG WHISTLE

BALANCED BEAM ENGINE

AXLE COMPOUND MARINE ENGINE

USS MONITOR BUILD

REUBEN’S MODEL PLOUGHS

MAIL STEAMER ENGINE

RICHES & WATTS A-FRAME ENGINE

CENTAUR GAS ENGINE

STYX 8

CORLISS DRAWINGS

CONTRACTOR’S LOCO

METRE MAID 0-6-0

TANNETT WALKER ENGINE

TRAPEZIUM ENGINE

TOOLING 2018

TUG ENGINES

INVERTED-V ENGINE

GARDNER 0 ENGINE

ROBINSON HOT TUBE ENGINE

UNION PACIFIC SWITCHER

GERALD WINGROVE’S LATEST

ASPINALL 4-4-0

TOBY 3.5” GAUGE

HUNSLET DH60C DIESEL SHUNTER

THIRION BEAM ENGINE

FIVE CYLINDER RADIAL AERO ENGINE

SPECIAL FEATURES

GREAT MODELS

CLUBS         

DVDS

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MODEL ENGINEERING WEBSITE

News and editorial

By David Carpenter

ALMOST THERE

This year, the ever-popular Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition will be returning to the Warwickshire Event Centre from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October. It is established as one of the leading model engineering exhibitions and the second longest running show of its kind in the UK. At four days in duration it is a comprehensive and full exhibition for model engineers.

More than 50 leading suppliers will be present. The exhibition showcases hundreds of models from more than 40 societies, and individuals, for visitors to enjoy.

There are also a wide range of outside attractions, like the 5” gauge outdoor track, operated by the Coventry Society of Model Engineers and the Polly Owners Group, who will return with the Fosse Way Steamers.  There will be demonstrations from the Gas Turbine Builders Association and also Noel Shelley with his foundry work.

In the workshop at this year there are a range of topics being covered including; Derek Brown (Tool Sharpening and Steam Injectors), Alan Savelio (CNC Lathe) and Noel Shelley (Pattern and Mould Making). Ask them any questions you have.



BRISTOL SHOW CANCELLED

Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers has decided not to stage an exhibition in 2019. It does not, however, see this as the end of the line for the Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition.

“We are looking at alternative venues and approaches to see an event return in 2020, a return that will build on our success over the past 17 years.

“The Bristol Society of Model & Experimental Engineers faces considerable challenges in 2019 both with the exhibition and with other society affairs. In respect of the exhibition, it is evident that the model engineering environment is undergoing increasing change. We see changing demographics having an effect on many exhibitions, including ours, with increased costs, reduced visitor numbers and the growth in internet based purchasing being used by consumers; all these changes contribute to uncertainty around what might be the best exhibition format.

“In addition to those challenges we, as a society, need to focus on some big issues we currently face.”


SIMPLEX FEST

Chelmsford SME recently celebrated 50 years of Martin Evans’ great Simplex design. The club has 105 members with 13 Simplex and 2 Super Simplex. On the day 12 Simplex models and 1 Super Simplex showed up; most were in steam at some stage.


ROY DARLINGTON

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of Roy Darlington, 94, doyen of the Stirling and hot air engine fraternity. Roy continued attending model engineering shows well into his nineties, passing on his enthusiasm for his subject and telling wonderful stories from his fascinating life.


SO FAR, SO GOOD!

It is ten years since we first started to work on MEWS and now take a brief look at how we got to where we are now, and what might happen in the future.


Modelengineeringwebsite.com

- the only free and the only weekly magazine for model engineers



GORGON ENGINE BUILD

The Gorgon ship engine model designed by Guenter Kallies has long been a favourite of your editor ever since he first commissioned it for a well-known magazine in the mid-naughties. It has proved popular with builders, too. We have recently had enquiries about the availability of drawings as they have only been available from old magazines or a booklet in German. So we though it would be a good idea to make drawings available from MEWS. Guenter kindly agreed, and he also provided the text of the model build. This week Guenter describes the valve gear



CATHEDRAL COCK

Our delve back into the past, this week takes us to an article in Engineering 150 years ago about Europe’s largest cathedral clock


GWR COUNTY OF STAFFORD

Built over more than four decades, the County class loco was well worth the wait for Robert Elsam. It is our Model of the Week.


DODMAN TRACTION ENGINE

Our second Model of the Week is also from last year’s Midlands event. It is Colin Lines’ Dodman traction engine.



BEAM ENGINE DRAWINGS

The latest from Julius de Waal is a super balanced beam engine.



ME PLANS SERVICE

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: Stirling Single)


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EDITOR

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