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A Boiler Feed Pump

A Boiler Feed Pump

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A Draught Proposal

A Draught Proposal

10+ mins read
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An Inverted ‘Ross Yoke' Watercooled Stirling Engine

As with all my hot air engines they are cheap to build, mostly from scrap

5 mins read
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Building Dancer - The Boiler

Dancer needed a boiler that would be somewhat larger than the size permitted under the Model Engineering exemptions in the New Zealand regulations.

10 mins read
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CLUB NEWS

My secret’s out!

9 mins read
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SHOWCASE Paul's Engine

One day my son Paul came to me and asked if we could make something in my workshop, so that he could learn engineering processes.

1 min read
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Union Nuts, and How to Make Them

These are quite different from those commercially available and are made from copper

3 mins read
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Vertical Boiler Locomotives

Vertical Boiler Locomotives

4 mins read
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Wenford A 7¼ Inch Gauge 2-4-0 Beattie Well Tank

The stage has now been reached where the well tank body can be completed but beforehand there are some internal details to add.

4 mins read
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WORKSHOP TIP - Boring Eccentrics

I am making a 1 inch Minnie traction engine and have arrived at the machining of the eccentric straps.

3 mins read
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Vertical Boiler Locomotives

Martin Ranson presents a pair of 32mm vertical boilered locomotives.

6 mins read
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Garrett 4CD Tractor in 6 inch scale

This article has been written to guide the builder through the construction of the 6 inch scale Garrett 4CD tractor designed by Chris d’Alquen. The writer has previously built a 4 inch scale Garrett and a 6 inch scale Foden wagon so has the benefi t of considerable experience in larger scale modelling. Most machining can be done in the average home workshop but the supplier from whom the castings and drawings are currently available is able to provide a machining service for the largest items if required.

9 mins read
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Bradford Model Engineering Society's Annual Exhibition

Roger Backhouse visits the Bradford society’s exhibition at Saltaire

4 mins read
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Magdalen Road Revisited PART 3

Jeremy Buck invites us back for a further tour of the Magdalen Road garden railway.

4 mins read
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A New GWR Pannier

Doug Hewson decides that LBSC’s well-known GWR pannier tank design needs a make-over.

6 mins read
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Wallis Advance Road Roller

Alan Barnes weighs the merits of modelling one of these road rollers.

7 mins read
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A Darjeeling Himalayan Locomotive in 3½ Gauge

Keith Rogers tackles a project that is even more complicated than it looks!

4 mins read
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The Barclay Well Tanks of the Great War

This constructional series addresses Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 narrow gauge locomotives supplied for use in the First World War. Built without the use of castings, the 0-4-0 design is described as two versions; asbuilt for the British Admiralty in 1918 and as rebuilt and currently running on the Talyllyn Railway as their locomotive No.6, Douglas. The 0-6-0 engines described were built in 1917 and operated on 60 centimetre gauge track at the Western Front in France. These were small, spartan machines of which only 25 were supplied and none have survived into preservation.

6 mins read
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A Boiler Feed Pump

Ian Couchman redesigns the boiler feed pump for his Ruston Proctor traction engine.

4 mins read
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Obituary Richard C. Guthrie

Richard Guthrie was a colourful character, with his smile, a glint in his eye and those decorative braces holding up his jeans.

1 min read
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A Visit To The Nottingham SMEE

My latest visit in this series was to the Nottingham SMEE at their impressive site at Little Ruddington about 5 miles south of Nottingham city centre.

6 mins read
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Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

The exhibition this year was the scene of yet another excellent assembly of models and traders, fulfilling the needs of the purist and casual model engineer alike.

8 mins read
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Building Bridget Part 4

Building Bridget Part 4

8 mins read
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Book Review Digital Model Making

The author started working as a model maker in 1987 in product design, moving onto architectural models and making props for TV.

2 mins read
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A Visit To The Brecon Mountain Railway

Rhys Owen ascends the mountains of South Wales for a ride on a narrow gauge railway.

3 mins read
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Seabourne Alpha An Aggregate Dredger

Michael Nicholson builds a model of a ship he worked on as a teenager.

6 mins read
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The Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition Highlights

John Arrowsmith gives his first impression of this year’s Midlands exhibition at The Fosse.

2 mins read
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Lowestoft Model Engineering Exhibition 2019

Julie Williams takes us on a quick tour of this year’s LOWMEX.

6 mins read
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Upscaling Can Change The Game

Mark Rudall reflects on how something not much larger than a model can get you and the whole family on the water.

7 mins read
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A Bird Automaton

John Moorhouse designs and constructs a singing bird automaton in the shape of a violin.

7 mins read
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