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Midlands Engineering Show 2018

Another year and a visit to the Midlands Model Engineering show on the Fosse Way just outside Leamington Spa. I…

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Aligning a Rotary Table

Aligning a part on the rotary table can be tricky and this is just a simple rough and ready approach…

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Small Planishing Hammer

I saw a small homemade hammer on one of the engineering forums and it just made me wonder about making…

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Fuel

The simplest definition is any substance burned for heat or power. Even in the model world this covers a lot…

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Acoustic Filter Elements

There are a number of different ways to attenuate the sound waves propagating down a duct (eg air intake, exhaust…

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Exhaust

Gases ejected from an engine as waste products are transported away from the engine using an exhaust system. The main…

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Transitional Engine – Conrod

This Transitional Engine has a two-piece crank design with a slider. This is traditional steam engine design. As this is…

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Phosphor Bronze

An alloy of copper with 3.5 to 10% of tin and a significant phosphorus content of up to 1%. PB1…

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Transitional Engine – Cams

I'm struggling with the cam design on this transitional engine. My original thought was around machining this camshaft block that…

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Vital Bond

This is a thick super glue designed to be use with porous materials such as woods and for gap filling.…

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