Photo report by  Roger Froud 1/3

The 2019 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition served up another fine display of the model engineer’s craft and the opportunity to get in supplies. Here, in no particular order, we have the first of three parts looking at just some of the exhibits that caught the eye.

Part one here Part two Part three.

Les Riley’s 1:3 scale McLaren 10nhp road locomotive, Maud.

Progress on Jerry Burchell’s epic 18100 gas turbine locomotive project.

3.5” gauge Heisler logging engine u/c by Dave Calvert to Horoaka’s design.

Fine Vision Engineering mill engine.

Watchmaking skills can come in handy.

Last paddle steamer on the Clyde, PS Waverley, by David Kennedy.

Delightful Prince of Wales of the L&NWR.

Super steam launch, Rose Sauvage.

GWR aristocracy. Wonderfully detailed King Edward IV.

Steam launch engine from the sadly lost Clarkson catalogue by Wally Sykes.

One of Brian Young’s agricultural masterpieces, the Bamford swath turner.

Some Meccano towers are just over the top.

Mike Sayers’ amazing blower Bentley.

Stephen Gosling’s Mercedes D4F 60HP aero engine of 1909  in 1:6 scale.

Nick Clark’s Westland Wessex Mk2 scratch built, gas turbine powered helicopter in 1:8 scale.