Since 1898, Model Engineer magazine (originally weekly, now fortnightly) has proved a remarkable source of knowledge for all manner of engineering practices. Its readership has always included many highly experienced engineers, some of considerable eminence, who have answered readers’ questions and contributed valuable information in order that everyone the construction and use of machines should be able to extend his scope and skills. The answer to virtually any engineering problem can be found somewhere in its pages, it is said.
Many of the magazine’s most helpful nuggets of knowledge have appeared in brief notes or articles, often many years ago, and have never been republished. This book offers a selection of fascinating hints and tips culled from the magazine’s wide time-scale (from the 1890s to the 1960s) but as relevant today as when they were first printed. They may save the reader time and possibly money; certainly they will interest and instruct anyone who works with metal.
Contents: Lathes and Lathework; Benchwork; Machine Tools and Accessories; Electrical Queries; Miscellaneous.
Vic Smeed was the editor of Model Maker magazine from 1959 to 1977, steering the publication through its development into the present-day Model Boats and acquiring along the way considerable experience of the queries likely to be raised by beginners. In a lifetime of model bulding and model engineering, he produced scores of original designs for models of all type and wrote sixteen books.
Originally published by Nexus Special Interests Ltd in 1997
Special Interest Model Books edition published in 2003
210 x 148 mm
100 b+w scale plans & line drawings
12 tables of data