WEEK ENDING 
1 MARCH  2018

By David Carpenter

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 60 years on they have been the subject of a major project by Juius de Waal  for MEWS. 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, especially our latest drawings for the impressive twin cylinder entablature engine.




HENRY MUNCASTER

Our brief look at the man who designed the engines.


HURDY-GURDY MAN

Our Model of the Week is from the Doncaster show last year. It is a hurdy-gurdy - sort of a cross between a fiddle and bagpipes - by Herbert Stumm of the SMEE.


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. This week Vince continues to fabricate the cylinders.


FOR THE WORKSHOP - FEBRUARY

Chronos has a number of new workshop items this month including a small rotary table, three and four inch milling vices, and these milling table clamps.



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.


TIME TO BOOK A COURSE

Last year’s SMEE courses were full to capacity. See details at 

https://www.sm-ee.co.uk/ctt-training/

Early booking is advised for 2018 events.

Courses available are:

  1. Basic Training for Model Engineers part 1

  2. Part 2 includes building the Polly steam engine

  3. Milling in the home workshop

  4. Lathe tool grinding (SMEE members only)


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/


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.


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DVDs

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


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CONTRIBUTIONS

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EDITOR

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


 

LATEST ON MEWS


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MUNCASTER ENTABLATURE

HENRY MUNCASTER

JAN RIDDERS’ OTTO ENGINE

MUNCASTER COMPOUND ENGINE

TORQUAY MANOR

CEASAR 2.5” GAUGE LOCO

FOUR CYLINDER OSCILLATOR

LONDON 2018 EXHIBITION

MUNCASTER SIMPLE TWO CYLINDER

JAN 2018 TOOLS

DUCHESS OF HAMILTON LOCO

USS MONITOR DOUBLED UP

STEAM LAUNCH SUZANNE

MUNCASTER SINGLE COLUMN ENGINE

NEW CHRONOS TOOLS

MUNCASTER VERTICAL ENGINE

MAUDSLAY ENGINE

LITTLE MAMMOTH SHUNTER

SMEE TRAINING

NEW BORING HEADS

LONDON OMNIBUS

SUSSEX BLACK FIVE

MUNCASTER MILL ENGINE

ETA 15D MK3 AND ELITE ENGINE BUILDS

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

NEWTON’S CRADLE

PADDLE STEAM ENGINE

ELEGANT SCROLL CLOCK

MILL FINE FEED UNIT

ALFA ROMEO MONZA

GWR 61XX

MUNCASTER DOUBLE OSCILLATOR

LATHE SUDS PUMP

MUNCASTER OSCILATOR

SECR C CLASS LOCO

MIDLANDS 2017

YOLLA NG LOCO DRAWINGS

REMEMBERING CURLY 1

REMEMBERING CURLY 2

LOCOMOTION

JENNY LIND LOCO

GCR IMPROVED DIRECTOR CLASS LOCO

HSS TOOL SETS

NEW MAG BASE

HUNSLET WILD ASTER NG LOCO

ANGLED OSCILLATOR STEAM ENGINE

NEW DRILL GRINDER

OSCILLATING STEAM PLANT

FODEN C-TYPE WAGON

SINGLE CYLINDER OSCILLATOR

SR KING ARTHUR LOCO

‘SIMPLE’ - 4CYL OSCILLATING ENGINE

SMALL TOWER CLOCK

NEW WARCO VARIO MILLS

METRIC MINNIE BUILD

NEW ROTARY TABLES

NEW DRO BENCH LATHE AND MILL

DERBY 4F LOCO

STUART LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINE BUILD

THE FREEDOM STEAM PLANT

NEW WARCO BUDGET LATHE

USS MISSOURI

ESSMEE NG LOCO

DEAN SINGLE - LORNA DOONE

BERNIE STEAM PLANT

BRISTOL 2017

PASCO 42CC TWIN TWO-STROKE

STYX 7

KIDDIES’ STEAM FIRE ENGINE

PASCO SLEEVE VALVE TWIN

LANCS & YORKS A CLASS

MAC DOWELL BANDSAW

STUART TWIN VICTORIA

ROCKET DRAWINGS

STUART BEAM ENGINE

CHERRY HILL VIDEO

GWR 4700

GWR KING EDWARD IV

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