Archive for November, 2011

Metal Model Building – metallmodellbau.de

Metal Model Building - metallmodellbau.de

Just incase you had any doubts that the Germans were excellent engineers, here’s the Metal Model Building Website. I stumbled upon this fanstatic site via Achim’s Mini-Bonell-II a “sitting room” universal grinding machine and thanks to the wonders of Google

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It all works with Magic Smoke

It all works with Magic Smoke

I was reading the story of a chap who left his grinder on the bench whilst welding. He commented that he’d “let the magic smoke out” and hence it was now not working. The issue was that the HF from

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Model Engineering Exhibition 2011 at Sandown Park

Model Engineering Exhibition 2011 at Sandown Park

Just a reminder of the model engineering exhibition over at Sandown Park is next month and is celebrating it’s 104th Birthday. Show TimesFriday, 9th Dec 10.00am – 5.00pm (Last admission: 4.00pm)Saturday, 10th Dec 10.00am – 5.00pm (Last admission: 4.00pm)Sunday, 11th

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Ironwork of St James, Mayfair and Piccadilly

Ironwork of St James, Mayfair and Piccadilly

Whilst wandering the streets of London, I tend to notice the large variety of metal work on the buildings and surrounds. Here are a few images taken this week of the fantastic ironwork around St James, Mayfair and Piccadilly. There

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Amazing Meccano Crane

Amazing Meccano Crane

Thanks to the MIG Welding forum, I’ve found out that Marc Van Goozen from the Netherlands has built this amazing operational 1/8 scale model Liebherr crane. The crane is build from mechano parts augmented with a specialist components such as bearings,

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Wire Strippers

Wire Strippers

This month the UKToolCentre asked me to write them an article for their blog. Given they were a tool company I got thinking about what tools I had and if I had a favourite. After a bit of a think

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Rival Model Engineering Magazines and Events

Rival Model Engineering Magazines and Events

I’m a subscriber to “Model Engineers Workshop” a UK magazine that details projects for building tools and accessories for model engineering. In the latest edition there’s a free ticket for the Model Engineer Exhibition over at Sandown Park Racecourse on

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More shed roof project

More shed roof project

As mentioned in the earlier post, I used to have some corrugated PVC on my shed roof and although it let in lots of light it also also let any heat out and then baked in the summer. There were

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