WEEK ENDING 
13 AUGUST 2020

LATEST ON MEWS


TWO CYLINDER WALL ENGINE

PULLMAN CARS

FIREBRICKS

SURFACE GRINDER

SIMPLE 4F

SHAY B TYPE LOCO

WORKSHOP FAVOURITES RETURN

DUVAL SINGLE STEAM ENGINE

AVELING AND PORTER TE

DECAUVILLE IN 3.5” GAUGE

DIAGONAL STEAM ENGINE

NEILSON 4-8-0 NG LOCO

YORK BOLTON STEAM PLANT

CORLISS ENGINE BUILD

CORLISS DRAWINGS

WABECO LATHE CLUTCH

ORRERY CLOCK

LARGE WHEEL CLOCK

FIELDING AND PLATT LAUNCH ENGINE

GATLING GUN

CONDENSING STEAM PLANT

FAIRLIE TYPE LOCO

WABECO LATHE CLUTCH

BLACK DIAMOND LOCO

GWYNNE’S YACHT ENGINES

PEUGEOT 1892

DARJEELING HIMALAYAN LOCO

MOREY I/C ENGINE

DOMESTIC ENGINE

HEINRICI DRAWINGS

CHIMING SKELETON CLOCK

KNITTING MACHINE

EXPERIMENTAL STEAM ENGINE

STEEPLE STEAM ENGINE

GW PANNIER LOCO DRAWINGS

RHOMBIC HOT AIR ENGINE

GWR 4700 LOCO

AYRESOME IRONWORKS ENGINE

DE VINK STIRLING ENGINE

LAMBIE’S 4-4-0 LOCO

SALAMANCA LOCO

FOUR CYL GAS ENGINE

POPPIN FLAME LICKER

URANUS DOUBLED

WALLIS & STEEVENS TRACTION ENGINE

BUYING MACHINE TOOLS

LATHE RECONDITIONING

EBOOKS

CONGREVE CLOCK

SINGLE RAIL TRAM

FIELDHOUSE WINDING ENGINE

ROCKET

LNER B1 DRAWINGS

JUNIOR I/C ENGINE

CORLISS TRIPLE ENGINE

MIDGET GAS ENGINE

ENGLISH ELECTRIC LOCO

1927 DELAGE GP ENGINE

AERO-STEAM ENGINES

MERLIN BAND CLOCK

BLACK FIVE 7.25

NOVEL TWO CYLINDER VERTICAL ENGINE

MANNING WARDLE NG LOCO

BRISTOL SUPPORTS  NHS

L T SPEEDY

HORIZONTAL MARINE ENGINE

DANISH 4-4-0 LOCO

VENTILATOR DRAWINGS

‘SCRAPBOX’ MILL ENGINE

BATTLESHIP MISSOURI

MILLSTONE DRESSER

MIST COOLANT

RANSOME & MAY MILL ENGINE

120 HP BOILER

WHEELWRIGHTS’ WAGONS

MYFORD CHUCKS

EXPERIMENTAL STEAM ENGINE

60 HP STEAM ENGINE

30cc FACE CAM PETROL ENGINE

STUART TURNER TRIPLE

TRUNCH TROJAN METRIC

TRUNCH TROJAN CAD

LOWRY DIAGONAL COMPOUND

OLIVER TIGER BUILD

GWR PRAIRIE TANK

HICK OSCILLATOR

DUNLOP TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE

LION LOCOS

SIMPLE LMS 4F

SOUTHALL’S GAS ENGINE

BEGINNER’S STEAM ENGINE

DELOREAN SPORTS CAR

STEPHEN WESSEL DRAWINGS

HORNSBY OIL ENGINE

GW DEAN SINGLE

NEW PRODUCTS 2020

ADAMS 4-4-0

LONDON 2020

TRUNCH TROJAN BEAM ENGINE

SHAND MASON 1:4 SCALE

BURRELL IN WOOD

BROAD GAUGE TANK LOCO

2-10-0 EVENING STAR

WYVERN STEAM

HIGHLAND RAILWAY 4-4-0 LOCO

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News and editorial

By David Carpenter

MIDLANDS EXHIBITION POSTPONED

Meridienne Exhibitions, organizers of the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, have announced that the 2020 exhibition has been cancelled as a result of the impact of Covid-19.

Chris Deith, Exhibition Director of Meridienne Exhibitions told MEWS:

“Like many other organizers we have been watching the criteria for events unfold. Venues are only currently planned to reopen from 1st October subject to successful outcomes of the mass gathering pilot studies. There are also ongoing government restrictions in place for the continuing management of this pandemic which are subject to change at any time.

“We are positive that considerable social distancing measures will need to be in place regardless.  We feel these would have a significant impact on our ability to present the event to the normal size and format for everyone’s enjoyment. Therefore, we have come to the sensible and responsible decision to cancel the event until October 2021.

“We are aware that our loyal supporters will be disappointed with this decision but it would not be right to organize an event that does not meet the high expectations that have been set over the last 42 years”.

The 2021 show dates are confirmed as the 14th – 17th October again at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

“Any visitors who have purchased an advance ticket already will be refunded directly.”


PULLMAN K-TYPE CARS

Our Models of the Week are 5” gauge K-type Pullman cars seen at last year’s Midlands show.

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TWO CYLINDER WALL STEAM ENGINE

A two cylinder  wall mounted steam engine from Duval  re-visited by Julius.

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FIREBRICKS

Most model engineers have them, but are they the right ones?

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SIMPLE 4F

We conclude Julius’ take on this simple LBSC loco.

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BENCH SURFACE GRINDER

Our delve in the archive his week turned up an article about a bench surface grinder made by Alfred Herbert of Coventry. At one time this was the largest machine tool company in the world, renowned for its technical excellence and hugely profitable around the 1930s. As a young journalist your editor visited the then MD, Col Clark, in the 1960s for a ‘City piece’. Although it was recommended to ‘hold’ the shares at the time,  for the long term it did not look great, following years of under investment and the company declined through the 70s, going out of business altogether in1983.

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WORKSHOP FAVOURITES RETURN

A range of workshop items now made available again by Chronos and Warco, including the Warco Mini Lathe.



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CORLISS ENGINE BUILD

MEWS readers will be familiar with Vince Cutajar. This is his ambitious first steam engine, the Corliss, on which Julius based his drawings.

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CORLISS ENGINE DRAWINGS

Julius’ drawings for a simplified Corliss engine with most of the appeal of larger and more complex versions. .

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DVDs

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, deliveries of MEWS DVDs to some locations are subject to delay at the moment.

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ME PLANS SERVICE

The plans service which used  to be run by Model Engineer magazine is now back in service with Sarik  Hobbies. Take a trip to https://www.sarikhobbies.com/model-engineer-builder/

(below: Titfield Thunderbolt)


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DVDs

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

Regular contributors include photographer Roger Froud and designer Julius de Waal.














David Carpenter

Editor, Model Engineering Website