CONTENTS APRIL 2022 Volume 43 Number 10
06 MY CLUB – SUSSEX MINIATURE LOCO SOC by Andrew Brock
10 A FEED PUMP FOR THE EIM STEAM PLANT by Martin Gearing
11 BENCH TALK – MAKING ALIGNMENT BLOCKS by John Bauer
12 HARRY’S GAME – CRANKS & BEARINGS by Harry Billmore
16 IN THE WORKS – MK2 LOCO FEED PUMP by Rich Wightman
20 WORKSHOP – CUTTING LARGE ARCS by Peter & Matthew Kenington
26 RESTORING A GAUGE 1 MIDLAND COMPOUND by Anthony White
31 START HERE - BLOWING DOWN A LOCOMOTIVE by Andrew Charman
32 EVENT REPORT – 2021 ROB ROY RALLY by Ian Horsfield
34 EVENT – FASZINATION MODELLBAU by John Arrowsmith
37 3-INCH TRACTION ENGINE – STEERING by Jan-Eric Nyström
39 NEWS/LETTERS SMEE hit by fallen tree
41 CLUB/TRACK NEWS Storms and more
45 DIARY Events and meetings to go to
A picture of a happy club scene, in this case at the Sussex Miniature Locomotive Society in Haywards Heath, the subject of the first of our new ‘My Club’ series this month.
A broad church... EDITORIAL
Welcome to the April edition of EIM and first I must admit to a howler in the March issue, when we listed the Midlands Garden Rail show as a week later than its actual dates of 12th-13th March... The fault was due to our referring to an out-of-date release, the date being moved. Our apologies, hopefully if you pre-booked tickets as suggested you will have been put right.
This month we start a new series which hopefully will become a regular feature in our pages, though that does depend on you readers! ‘My Club’, written by a member of the club or society featured, is intended to take readers inside the organisations that are the bedrock of our vocation, hopefully encouraging members of other clubs to pay a visit and new recruits to model engineering to check out their local club – a hobby is so much better when it’s done in the company of like-minded people, providing the opportunity to benefit from sometimes very extensive knowledge and experience. If you think your club would make a good subject for our feature, then please get in touch!
Elsewhere in our pages this month we very much demonstrate the extremes of model engineering. While tech-ed Harry continues his never-ending battle with the 6-inch scale challenges on the Fairbourne Railway (according to the feedback we get his efforts highly popular with our readers), we also have the start of a restoration project on a Gauge 1 locomotive that some of our more purist readers might initially recoil from in horror – because it’s a model of a steam locomotive with an electric motor in it!
Anthony White’s Midland Compound project should not be dismisssed so lightly, however. He was originally pointed our way by the editor of our sister magazine GardenRail, who explained there was far too much talk of lathes, milling machines, threading holes and such for his readers. Indeed Anthony’s efforts are very much miniature engineering but simply on a smaller scale, at a time when many model engineers are considering downsizing. And many of the techniques that both Anthony and Harry describe can be applied equally well to any model engineering scale – for example this month Anthony describes in detail making the best use of engineering drawings. If it’s model engineering it’s welcome in our pages, no matter how large, or small! Andrew Charman – Editor
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