Archive for January, 2011

New model engineering sites

New model engineering sites

There’s lots of resource on the web for model engineers and quite a few blogs that were started and ran for a few months. Here’s a few I’ve recently found that have stayed the course and are still quite active.

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Cedric Lynch – Shed Inventor

Cedric Lynch - Shed Inventor

I was watching an old episode of Wallace and Gromit World of invention and saw a piece about one of the people who is working on improving electric motors. Cedric Lynch inventor from Potters Bar has been working on his

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Something Magical

Something Magical

This weekend was the PSTOIC Christmas dinner and the theme was “Something Magical”. Not having time to come up with something home made I headed over to Trafalgar Square and down into the subway to Davenport’s Magic. I had a

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An art and animation workshop

An art and animation workshop

Portland’s scarlet star studios are home to Gretchin Lair & Sven Bonnichsen and are visited by a range of other creative types and artists. Sven is a machinist and animator and makes his own armatures, puppets and sets. As a

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Engineering Courses for model makers

Engineering Courses for model makers

For people interested in starting up in model engineering they often buy some equipment and some books and just learn by trial and error. However a beginners training course can really help you get past the first few hurdles and

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Axminster Cross Vice – Unboxing and review

Axminster Cross Vice - Unboxing and review

Thanks to an Axminster Gift token I’ve treated myself to a small cross-vice. I plan to use it for drilling holes accurately and for light milling. A drill press should not really be used for milling as sideways pressure will

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London Model Engineering Exhibition 2011

London Model Engineering Exhibition 2011

Later this month is another model engineering exhibition, this time it’s the London Model Engineering Exhibition and it’s on Friday 21 January 2011 to Sunday 23 January 2011 Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY As previously

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