WEEK ENDING 
24 AUGUST 2017

By David Carpenter

TRAPLET

It is being reported that Traplet Publications has ceased trading. Traplet recently took over the Model Engineer plans service. We understand that another company has now taken over the plans business.


LONG GESTATION

Journeyman started his series of articles from his home, The Styx, in deepest Devon in the early days of MEWS. He had just got back into model engineering after a lengthy break and another shorter break after moving beyond The Styx and setting up new workshops. One project was to complete an LBSC Terrier. This week he reports that it is now finished and just off for testing, 47 years after starting.

10/10 Journeyman!

Might you show it off at Bristol?


CALLING DADS AND GRANDPAS!     

Julius de Waal has re-visited a steam kiddies fire engine design from the great Lillian Lawrence. We are publishing the drawings now to give plenty of time to make a great Christmas present.



BRISTOL - NEARLY THERE

We preview the Bristol show which will soon be upon us. What an achievement it is for a club to succeed while a commercial competitor reduces its commitment. Not to be missed.


MODEL OF THE WEEK

With the Bristol exhibition approaching fast we take a look back at a super original design by Tom Pasco. A 42cc twin two-stroke I/C engine.



STUART LIGHTWEIGHT

Jason Ballamy continues his description of building a water cooled Stuart Lightweight Petrol engine. This was a quick project based on old drawings.



Metric Minnie

We were happy to hear from Julius de Waal a few weeks back that a Metric Minnie traction engine had been completed to his drawings - as published on MEWS a couple of years ago. We contacted the builder, Franco Pucci, in South Africa who is kindly giving us details of his build. He has completed the project in just two years which would be impressive for anyone. But Franco is a complete newcomer to model engineering, learning from scratch as he went along. Impressive!

 



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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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