WEEKS ENDING 
25 JANUARY  2018

By David Carpenter

LONDON SHOW PREVIEW

Nearly there! The London Model Engineering  Exhibition (LMEE) is on January 19 to 21 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, promotions and providing an opportunity to see and compare products under one roof.


ALL CHANGE

Engineering in Miniature has a new editor, Andrew Charman. He is also editor of Narrow Gauge World. He takes over from Phil Parker who is now spending his time with British Railway Modelling and Garden Rail magazines. Phil took over at the end of last summer from Martin Evans who was the editor when the EIM was sold by TEE Publishing to Warners Group Publications. Martin is now looking after EIM’s rival Model Engineer magazine while editor, Diane Carney, is on sick leave. Our very best wishes go to Diane.


NEW FOR CENTRAL WALES

Robin KIng has let us know about a new society. “A group of us model and home workshop engineers located in central Wales have been meeting on a regular basis over the last year and  as numbers have grown we’ve now formally established ourselves as the ‘Cambrian Model Engineers’, the name reflecting the area where our members are located. Currently meetings are on a fortnightly basis, usually at one of our members homes for general chat, ‘bits and piece’ etc and, of course, the essential tea/cake.

“Members interest are very varied from live steam of all gauges/scales, smaller gauge model railways, toolmaking, clockmaking, and all things mechanical. We have use of a 5 inch gauge ground level track so ‘steam-up’ meetings will be a regular event, weather allowing that is.

“We don’t yet have a website or dedicated email address but if anyone would like further details they’re welcome to contact me on

01686 414939.”

 

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 vertical single cylinder single column, engine.


USS MONITOR ENGINE BUILD

Vince Cutajar continues 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.


MONITOR X 2

Builders who would like to built a double size model of the USS Monitor engine can download the drawings from Julius de Waal here.


EDWARDIAN LAUNCH SUZANNE

Our Model of the Week is a fine example of a Stuart Turner D10 powered launch built by Bill Langton using reclaimed mahogany.

NEW CHRONOS TOOLING

Chronos has added a variety of new tooling for the model engineer’s workshop including mini lathe DRO, ER collet sets, granite surface plates, knurling tool and a mill fine feed.


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.


DOWNLOADS

You are welcome to download items from this website for personal use only.


SEARCH

An easy way to search for content on MEWS is to go to your web browser search and type in modelengineeringwebsite + what you wish to search. E.g. modelengineeringwebsite drill grinding. Or have fun trawling back through earlier content.


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, 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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