FREE Show Guide 2014
Contents Essential Visitor Information 2 Celebrations and Specials 2 Specialist Suppliers Guide 2 EIM Workshop 4 Our Lecturers 4 Competition and Display Information 5 Outside Attractions 6 Society Stands, Displays and Demonstrations 6 Floor Plan 8 Lecture Programme 8
THE SHOW FOR MODEL ENGINEERS Warwickshire Exhibition Centre #MMEE
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th October 2014
Welcome to yet another superb display of model engineering in all its fascinating variety. With hundreds of models of locomotives, rolling stock, traction, stationary and hot air engines, boats etc. plus workshop equipment and clocks – virtually every interest is represented. Welcome to the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, now in its 37th year. Again we present a fascinating exhibition for your enjoyment, with over a thousand models on display on over 40 club and society stands. We also have a full complement of specialist suppliers with nearly 50 companies represented, so in addition to viewing the model displays you'll be able to purchase virtually anything you might need for your modelling activities. Whatever you require, be it castings, materials, cutting tools, lathes or milling machines you'll find a wide selection, giving you the opportunity to compare and decide on the best for your needs. We also have a full range of lectures with a range of different subjects, giving something of interest for every visitor. In addition to the hundreds and hundreds of models on static display we have live steam on the 16mm narrow gauge layout and outside the exhibition hall the Model Steam Road Vehicles and a Miniature Railway will be in action for your enjoyment as well as full scale engines!
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SPECIALIST SUPPLIERS GUIDE
Unit 13 Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall Matlock, DE4 2AJ Tel: 01629 825070 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.17d-miniatures.co.uk Products: 5” & 7 ¼” gauge Miniature Railway Products.
Chester UK Ltd/Chester Machine Tools
This is located at the exit door to the lecture theatre next to stand 89.
Cloakroom This is situated just inside the main entrance at the organisers' office.
Exhibition Bus Link This service operates between the exhibition and LEAMINGTON SPA Railway Station. The pick up/drop off point is at the end of the walkway in front of the exhibition centre. The service runs continuously at 30 minute intervals. Journey time is approximately 10 minutes. There is no service on Sunday. Charges are £2.00 single, £3.50 return.
A Abbots Model Engineering
College Engineering Supply
Stand Number 6
If you require first aid please see any member of our security staff or go directly to the first aid room which is situated in Hall 1 at the foot of the stairs to the restaurant.
Allendale Electronics Ltd.
Please go to the organisers' office at the main entrance or see any member of our security staff.
Organisers' Office Located by the main entrance.
Places To Eat And Drink Restaurants are available in both halls. Hall 1 has a first floor restaurant whilst Hall 2 has outside catering.
Toilets Ladies and Gents facilities are located underneath the mezzanine in Hall 1 and outside behind Hall 2.
Opening Times Thursday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Final Admissions 1 hour before closing) Should you require any assistance whilst at the exhibition, please contact either the organisers or a member of the security team or go to the main entrance.
CELEBRATIONS AND SPECIALS 80th Anniversary of the Flying Scotsman becoming the first steam locomotive to officially exceed 100mph on the 30th November 1934 – becoming the fastest in the world : Stand D
The Flying Scotsman was truly revolutionary. The train, which is often said to be the most famous in the world, officially clocked the record speed while travelling between Edinburgh and London. Displays to commemorate this achievement will include a Flying Scotsman on the 10 ¼ gauge stand at the entrance to the exhibition. A 5” gauge Flying Scotsman will also be on display.
120th Anniversary of the Manchester Ship Canal official opening on the 1st Jan 1894 : Stand MSC
When the Ship Canal opened on this date it was the largest river navigation canal in the world, and enabled the newly created Port of Manchester to become Britain's third busiest port despite the city being about 40 miles (64 km) inland. To celebrate this achievement we will have on display plans from the time of build, a 0-6-0 Steam Saddleback locomotive and other items of memorabilia and a photo display. The display has been brought together by Urmston & District Model Engineering Society and The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society.
60th Anniversary of the National Traction Engine Trust (NTET)
For the first time, the NTET will be presenting a display to promote their anniversary and activities and they will also have engines in steam outside, a 4” Burrell Traction Engine and a full size Burrell General Purpose Engine no 3121 built in 1909.
Darjeeling Collection: Stand V
A magnificent ‘Darjeeling’ model locomotive display which features no less than three Darjeeling B class locomotives, in 2 ½”, 3 ½” and 7 ¼ “ gauge. Presented in association with Blackgates Engineering.
The Stationaery Engine Display
Interest in model IC Stationary Engines is growing and this display features both full size and model engines. Presented in association with L.A. Services. Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2014
Stand Numbers 95-97
Clwyd Close, Hawarden Industrial Park, Hawarden, Chester, CH5 3PZ Tel: 01244 531631 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.chesterhobbystore.com Products: Machine Tools
Unit 24 Business Development Centre Stafford Park 4, Telford, TF3 3BA Tel: 01952 238 267, 0845 409 2080 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.ametrains.co.uk Products: Home of battery electric locomotives, coaches and rolling stock.
Stand Number 89
Stand Numbers 74+75
Pindar Road, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 0BZ Tel: 01992 450780 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.machine-dro.co.uk Products: An extensive range of Digital Readout equipment for your machine tools backed up with many years of experience and a dedicated staff of engineers
Axminster Tools and Machinery Stand Numbers 87+88
Bermuda Trade Park, Hamilton Way Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7RA Tel: 02476 011402 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.axminster.co.uk Products: Over 12,000 engineer and woodworking machines, plus power tools and handtools.
Stand Number 22
2 Sandy Lane, Codsall Wolverhampton, WV8 1EJ Tel: 01902 842284 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.collegeengineering.co.uk Products: Suppliers of standard machine tool castings, cast iron blocks and bar as well as other non-ferrous metals.
The Craftlight Company Stand Number S8
32 Gunton, Church Lane Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4LF Tel: 01502 587598 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.craftlights.co.uk Products: Manufacturers and designers of full spectrum lamps developed for the modelling fraternity.
CuP Alloys (Metal Joining) Ltd. Stand Number 2
Unit 36, Matrix Business Centre, Nobel Way, Dinnington, South Yorkshire, S25 3QB Tel: 01909 547248 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.cupalloys.co.uk Products: Silver solder, soft solders, brazing materials and Seivert heating equipment.
Barrett Steam Models Ltd
Engineers Emporium/L. A. Services Ltd.
Stand Number S3
47A Coronation Road, Pelsall Walsall, WS4 1BG Tel: 01922 685889 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.barrettsteammodels.co.uk Products: Manufacturers of Gauge 1 locomotive kits.
BB Engineering Services Stand Number S1 + S2
Unit 11 Bretton Street Enterprise Centre Bretton Street, Dewsbury, W Yorks, WF12 9DB Tel: 07976 539675 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.bbengineeringsupplies.co.uk Products: Suppliers of a vast range of general engineering sundries
Beugler Paint Pinstriping Tools Stand Number S7
Po Box 183, East Grinstead West Sussex, RH19 1GJ Tel: 01342 317363 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.beuglereurope.com Products: Beugler Paint Pinstriping & Lining Tools are widely considered to be the finest lining and pinstriping tools available.
Blackgates Engineering Stand Numbers 85+86
Unit 1 Victory Court, Flagship Square, Shawcross Business Park, Dewsbury West Yorkshire, WF12 7TH Tel: 01924 466000 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.blackgates.co.uk Products: Suppliers of drawings, castings, tools and materials for most popular designs.
Stand Numbers 50+53
Bramcote Works, Bramcote Warwickshire, CV11 6QL Tel: 01455 220340 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.theengineersemporium.co.uk Products: We aim to provide most of the things that hobby engineers, tinkerers and collectors would like to find at home.
F FiveStar StarLoc Adhesives Stand Number 94
12-14 Arkwright Court Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn Cheshire, WA7 1NX Email: [email protected]
Web: www.shop4glue.com Products: UK made glue/adhesives. Full range plus accessories, removers and applicators.
G Greenwood Tools Ltd. Stand Number 57
2a Middlefield Road, Bromsgrove Worcestershire, B60 2PW Tel: 01527 877576 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.greenwood-tools.co.uk Products: We will be once again be on hand to give advice on all aspects of machining. Whether it be turning, boring, milling or drilling, talk to the experts.
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Polly Model Engineering Ltd.
Hafixs Industrial Products
10/11 Larkstore Park, Lodge Road, Staplehurst, Kent,TN12 0QY Tel: 01580 893030 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.maxitrak.co.uk Products: Maxitrak offer a wide range of miniature road and rail locomotives, they can be supplied as ready to run models or fully machined kits.
Atlas Mills, Birchwood Avenue, Long Eaton Nottingham, NG10 3ND Tel: 0115 9736700 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.pollymodelengineering.co.uk Products: Polly locomotive kits, stationary engine kits, fittings, practical scale range of locomotive parts.
Stand Number 76
Unit 10 Park Royal Business Centre 9-23 Park Royal Road, London, NW10 7LQ Tel: 0208 969 3034 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.hafixs.co.uk Products: Hafix professional glue and related products.
HJH Tooling Ltd Stand 58
Unit D2 Commerce Park, Frome Somerset, BA11 2RY Tel: 01373 466895 Email: [email protected]
Products: New & used engineering tools and equipment.
Home & Workshop Machinery Stand Numbers 79+80
144 Maidstone Road, Foots Cray Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5HS Tel: 020 8300 9070 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.homeandworkshop.co.uk Products: A selection of Myford lathes, milling machines and a wide selection of genuine lightly used machines, accessories, tools and measuring equipment.
J JB Cutting Tools
Stand Number 48+49
The Cottages, Hundall Lane, Hundall, Sheffield, S18 4BP Tel: 01246 41 8110 Products: Top quality turning and milling tools for the model engineer.
K Kirjeng MES
Stand Number 92
17 Gables Lea, Sutton - Bonington Loughborough, LE12 5NW Tel: 01509 672025 Email: [email protected]
Products: Offering a comprehensive range of British tools and materials for model engineers.
L Langdon (London) Ltd. Stand Number 63
D A & B E Murkin, 81 Northumbria Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3DQ Tel: 01628 548840 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.letonkinoisvarnish.co.uk Products: B & D Murkin are UK main importers for Le Tonkinois varnish and Flexidisc sander.
Stand Numbers 66+67
The Miniature Railway Supply Co Ltd, Scaleway Signals and Steam and Diesel Castings Stand Number 54
42 Stratford Way, Boxmoor, Hemel, Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9AS Tel: 01442 214702 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.mrsc.org.uk Products: Rail, Track Materials, Pointwork, Steel & Aluminium Rail for 5", 7¼", 10¼", 15" gauge. Signals and signs, coaches, motors, gears and accessories.
MJ Engineering Stand 81
Schoolfield Corner, Church Lane, Dogmersfield, Hampshire, RG27 8SY Tel: 01252 890777 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.mjeng.co.uk Products: Traction engine and supplies.
Model Engineers Laser Stand Number 78
Stand Number 62
Unit 7, Old Hall Mills, Little Eaton, Derbyshire, DE21 5EJ Tel: 01332 830811 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.livesteammodels Products: Miniature Traction Engine components, accessories, drawings, castings for 3” to 6” scale models.
M Matthews Railway Models Stand Number S5
21 Holderness Drive, Darlington Co Durham, DL2 2FE Tel: 01325 460110 / 07985 983986 Email: [email protected]
Products: For 7 ¼” gauge steam locos and rolling stock.
Power Capacitors Ltd/ Transwave Converters Stand Number 47
30 Redfern Road, Tyseley Birmingham, B11 2BH Tel: 0121 7084522 or FREEPHONE 0800 0352027 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.transwave.co.uk Products: TRANSWAVE Converters and IMO Inverters.
R RDG Tools Ltd
Stand Numbers 26-33
Grosvenor House, Caldene Business Park, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, HX7 5QJ Tel: 01422 885069 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.rdgtools.co.uk Products: Engineering Tools and Supplies.
N Noggin End Metals Stand Number 55
Unit 13, Bridge Industrial Estate, Hot Lane Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 2DL Tel: 01782 865428 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.nogginend.com Products: Suppliers of engineering metals and plastics.
P Stand Number 56
19 Knightlow Road, Harbourne, Birmingham, B17 8PS Tel: 0121 429 1015 Email: pmorrison8[email protected]
Web: www.peatol.co.uk Products: Lathes and a full range of accessories.
Phoenix Precision Paints Ltd. Stand Numbers 20+21
13 Orwell Court, Wickford, Essex, SS11 8YJ Tel: 01268 730549 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.phoenix-paints.co.uk Products: Manufacture and supply both the Cherry Paints, including the Higher Temperature Blacks, and Precision Paints range of colours.
The Fosse, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa Warwickshire, CV31 1XN Tel: 01926 614101 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.teepublishing.co.uk Products: Specialist Publishers of Technical and Modelling Books and the monthly magazine Engineering In Miniature
TurboCAD/ Process Flows Stand Number 77
Sheridan House, 40-43 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RY Tel: 01962 835081 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.paulthecad.co.uk Products: TurboCAD
Tracy Tools Ltd.
Unit 1 Parkfield Ind. Estate, Barton Hill Way, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8JG Tel: 01803 328603 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.tracytools.com Products: Engineering cutting tools, taps and dies.
2 Station View, Ash Vale, Surrey, GU12 5NR Tel: 01252 520229 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.viewmodels.co.uk Products: Traders in live steam models of locomotives and traction engines in the model engineering scales.
Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Silver Crest Models Ltd
Stand Number 13
Stand Number 52
Bragborough Farm, Welton Road, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7JG Tel: 01327 871 437 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kingscalelivesteam.co.uk Products: Suppliers of fine scale Gauge 3 live steam locomotives and coaches.
Station Road Steam Stand Number 60+61
Unit 16-17 Moorlands Industrial Estate, Metheringham, Lincolnshire LN4 3HX Tel: 01526 328772 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.stationroadsteam.com Products: Purveyors of interesting mechanical paraphernalia of all types.
Steam Technology Stand Number S4
Unit 10-11 Verralls Business Centre, Maidstone Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AF
Tel: 01580 714444 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.steamtechnology.co.uk Products: Copper and steel TIG welded boilers.
Stuart Models (UK) Ltd. Stand Number 44+45
Stand Numbers 68+69
Stand Number 51
2 Richmond House, Caldene Business Park, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, HX7 5QJ Tel: 01422 885766 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.myford.co.uk Products: Engineering Lathes and Spares
TEE Publishing Ltd.
Miller House, Main Street, Hampole, Doncaster, DN6 7ET Tel: 01302 337772 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.modelengineerslaser.co.uk Products: Laser and water jet cut parts for locomotives.
Stand Numbers 42+43
Stand Numbers 70-72
16-20 Lodge Road, Hockley Birmingham, B18 5PN Tel: 0121 551 1566 Web: www.rotagriponline.com Products: Lathe chucks and spares, accessories for lathes, milling machines, grinders, new and used measuring equipment.
Peatol Machine Tools Live Steam Models Ltd
Stand Numbers 8-11
Grove Works. West Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5JT Tel: 01308 456859 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.stuartmodels.com Products: Stationary Steam Engines.
Yorkshire Bank Chambers, Fargate Sheffield, S1 2HD Tel: 0114 2502770 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.walkermidgley.co.uk Products: Walker Midgley have a wide range of specially written policies providing cover for all modellers and model engineers regardless of club/society membership or affiliation
Warren Machine Tools Ltd.(WARCO) Stand Numbers 34-41
Warco House, Fisher Lane, Chiddingfold Surrey, GU8 4TD Tel: 01428 682929 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.warco.co.uk Products: Quality Engineering Machines, Tools & Accessories
Western Steam Ltd & GS Model Supplies Ltd Stand Number 73
Unit 4A Westmans Industrial Estate Love Lane, Burnham on Sea Somerset, TA8 1EY Tel: 01278 788007 Email: [email protected]
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Web: www.westernsteam.co.uk or www.gssmodelengineers.com Products: Suppliers of Copper Boilers and materials to build Loco’s and Traction Engines from drawings through to paint, lining and transfers and everything in between. Talk to our experienced staff on the stand about your future models.
The Surplus Trader Stand Number 46
Products: Surplus machine tools
Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2014
Our Engineering In Miniature Workshop welcomes back our regular demonstrators including Derek Brown, Tony Phillips and Wally Sykes. We also welcome for the first time this year Max Pickering and Alan Savelio who will looking at CNC work.
We are very pleased to be able to present for your enjoyment a very full lecture programme. Below are details of our lecturers and what they will be presenting for your enjoyment. All lecturers take place in the lecture theatre which can be found at the rear of Hall 1, please exit the building by the rear door next to the cash machine.
The Coventry Model Engineering Society will again be supporting the workshop activities and members can be seen demonstrating everyday skills for modelling. They will also be working on a kit of the Pioneer provided by L A Services. The Pioneer is a two stroke engine, unusual in that it has two poppet valves, neither are cam operated and there is no crankcase or secondary compression. It works on the “loyal” cycle. Our thanks to Chester UK Ltd for sponsoring the workshop activities and the loan of machines – make sure you visit their stand opposite the workshop to see the full range. CuP Alloys (Metal Joining Ltd) and Western Steam Ltd On Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2pm and 4pm by the main entrance Keith Hale and Helen Verall-Stait will be presenting a series of boiler brazing demonstrations building on from the theory lectures that Keith will also be presenting on those days in the lecture theatre.
DEREK BROWN Based in Rutland for over 30 years, Derek Brown has been intrigued with model engineering since a schoolboy, keen on locomotives in 00, 0, 3½”, 5” and 7¼” gauges and also very interested in the development of tooling and perfecting various methods and techniques. He has made many contributions to the model engineering press and has travelled the country giving talks to model engineering societies. A keen, but lapsed, pianist and repairer of church clocks, Derek is perhaps best known for his work on drill sharpening and metric screwcutting and not least for the books he has published, including the latest one on injectors. Workshop Work: A demonstration of steam injectors.
ALAN SAVELIO Based in Nottinghamshire for many years, which is also the birthplace of the Myford lathe, Alan has always taken a keen interest in engineering and experimental design. A passion for new technologies has motivated Alan to develop a CNC conversion kit for the Myford Super 7 lathe which is unique and has not been based on anyone else’s design. It was heralded as an “Incredible piece of equipment” by Myford’s own marketing team at Beeston in Nottingham. He is looking forward to answering many questions; so, don’t be afraid to ask him. He is also hoping to try out your machining suggestions which should be fun too! Workshop Work: CNC lathe demonstrations to highlight the lathes versatile capabilities and distinct advantages over using manual lathes.
MAX PICKERING Designed over two years by Max Pickering and built over 12 months by Max and Kevin Flint, Sweet Dreams is a scratch built 3 axis CNC machine capable of moving a cutting tool to any point within its working area to an accuracy of 5 microns. The design differs from the normal home built CNC machines in many ways, both in strength and functionality. At the show Sweet Dreams will be demonstrated working on acrylics and wood. Between them, Max and Kevin have played with (or are still playing with) anything from vintage tractors, motorbikes and steam rollers, to embedded electronics and autonomous drones. Their latest project is another scratch build, this time of an early 20th century living van to tow behind the Kevin’s 1913 Steam roller. Home workshop equipment has recently added a wood shop but continues to grow at a rate faster than the workshop can expand!
TONY PHILLIPS Tony Phillips began his working life as an apprentice tool maker and die sinker in the jewellery trade in Birmingham. Following this he moved into mechanical engineering, working for a multinational American company providing plate making equipment for the newspaper trade. This appointment gave Tony the opportunity to travel through Europe and the Far East imparting his technical expertise to colleagues. Tony has been interested in model engineering since the age of 11 but only took it up seriously when he retired. His interests are mainly internal combustion engines and machine tool equipment and at present he is working on a number of different IC engines plus a gear hobbing machine. Currently living in Worcestershire Tony’s other main passion is aviation and hang gliding and paragliding having learned to fly some 40 years ago.
WALLY SYKES Wally’s engineering life started when he took the School technical report to Vickers Armstrong Elswick works, Newcastle. He was signed on as an apprentice machine operator and from there, he worked in many mechanical and fabrication workshops, ending up as an Engineering Fitter for P&O. He moved to Ross-onWye 38 years ago and was taken on as Chief Engineer repairing farm machinery. He is resident Engineer at Hereford Society of Model Engineers. Workshop Description: English Wheel - The English Wheel was mainly built from steel found in the scrap yard. The tools and rollers were made from discarded hydraulic ram shaft, and driven by an electric drill. The paint cost more than the build material.
Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2014
PHIL ABBOTT Phil Abbott has been a member of the Blackheath Model Powerboat Club since he was old enough to hold a boat (over 45 years). Belonging to a club which his grandfather and great uncle formed in 1928, and whose father was also a lifelong member, he was brought up surrounded by steam and boats. He has continued to improve and develop the high speed marine steam plant, and is currently working on a flash steam plant using electronic controlled feed pumps. Lecture Topic: Steam in Model Boats Lecture Description: Looking at the various designs of steam plants and layouts for model boats.
BOB BRANSON Bob Bramson is a Vehicle Acceptance Engineer for railway rolling stock including steam traction and is an associate of Lloyd's Register Rail. He has been involved with the examination and certification of many of the preserved locomotives that run on Network Rail including the new A1 Pacific "Tornado." A model engineer since his early teens, he builds steam locomotive miniatures and specialises in developing steam ancillaries including vacuum ejectors and boiler feed injectors. Lecture Topic: Experiences of a Vehicle Acceptance Engineer – Steam Traction Lecture Description: This lecture will cover the acceptance of rolling stock on British Railways and Network Rail looking at; The role of the Vehicle Acceptance Engineer, Railway Group Standards - Heritage Rolling Stock, , Restoration of locomotives, Annual Examinations, Boilers, Mechanical, Collisions and Failures, Notable Experiences and The Future.
DEREK BROWN Based in Rutland for over 30 years, Derek Brown has been intrigued with model engineering since a schoolboy, keen on locomotives in 00, 0, 3½", 5" and 7¼" gauges and also very interested in the development of tooling and perfecting various methods and techniques. Lecture Topic: 3D Modelling Lecture Description: This lecture seeks to give an account of the process of embarking upon 3D drawing, through the eyes of one thoroughly familiar with the well established 2D conventions. Derek’s article can be seen in the September 2014 issue of Engineering in Miniature.
KEITH HALE Keith has an honours degree in metallurgy and has been involved in the silver solder market for 44 years. He hopes to be able to pass on some of the knowledge and experience gained over that time. He was, until recently, MD of CuP Alloys Ltd. Lecture Topic: Overcoming Heating Problems -- The Key to Successful Silver Soldering Lecture Description: Silver soldering is not a black art. It is a very simple, albeit skilful process made difficult by not adhering to the basic principles. . Heating is often the cause of, and the answer to many silver soldering difficulties. Keith aims to offer guidance to improve the quality of your brazing and reduce the amount of alloy used. Keith’s article can be seen in the September, October and November 2014 issues of Engineering in Miniature.
MALCOLM HIGH Malcolm High’s interest in model engineering came from his father and he can remember having one of the first 000 Lone Star electric railways as a child. He also had a large Meccano set, model boats and model aircraft. A lifelong interest in model engineering developed alongside a career in mining, then mechanical engineering and finally lecturing. After producing over 11,800 laser cut parts he decided to have a go at 3D printing. This lecture will expand on the article he wrote for Engineering in Miniature and focus on the problems he had to overcome. Lecture Topic: Building a 3D printer on the cheap from a kit. Lecture Description: How does a 3D printer work? What problems were there in building the kit and how were these overcome. What can it do for model engineers and how do you make it do it? What are the future prospects for 3D printing?
NOEL SHELLEY Noel Shelley is widely known for his vast experience in building and running his own furnace and his foundry work. Lecture Topic: This year Noel hosts a very open Question and Answer session on running a small foundry – come along and ask him all the questions you need to now and learn from his vast experience.
JOHN WINN John is a member of the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers and for over twenty years has been an active member of the Steamboat Association of Great Britain. His main interest is in the production of steam engines and boilers suitable to power steam launches up to eighteen feet in length. To date he has produced many different types of engines almost invariably without the use of castings, most of which have been exhibited here at the Midlands Exhibition. Lecture Topic: Abingdon’s African Queen Lecture Description: In his talk today he will outline the many facets of the hobby of steam boating including building hulls, boiler construction and engine manufacture.
COMPETITION AND DISPLAY INFORMATION Our Competition and Display exhibits come from wide and far and are showcased here for our visitor’s enjoyment.
Judging will take place during the morning of Thursday 16th October. Our Judging panel consists of; David Aitken, John Cox, Ken Daniels, Fred Dockray, Terry Morris, Neil Simkins, Norman Smedley and John Walford. The prize winners will be notified so that they can attend the presentation ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 19th October at 2.00pm. Certificates for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Highly Commended etc, will be issued as appropriate and award notices placed beside the winning models. In total there are 16 classes which are divided into two sections: Competition: which will be judged by acknowledged experts where trophies & shields will be awarded along with cash prizes where applicable. Display: is for exhibitors wishing to display their work, finished or unfinished. We welcome part built models as visitors enjoy seeing work in progress and once complete. Class Class 1 – Locomotives – up to & including gauge 1 Class 2 – Locomotives – 2½" & 3½" gauges Class 3 – Locomotives – 5" & 7¼" gauges & above Class 4 – Rolling Stock etc. any gauge Class 5 – Stationary Engines Class 6 – Steam Road Vehicles (static) Class 7 – Machine Tools & Workshop Equipment Class 8 – Internal Combustion Engines Class 9 – Horological & Scientific Class 10 – Marine Models – scale (over 50% scratch built) Class 11 – Marine Model – kit (standard or modified) Class 12 – Model Horse Drawn Vehicles Class 13 – Scale Aircraft Models Class 14 – Young Engineers Award (under 20 years old)
Trophy The Clarkson Cup donated by Clarkson Ltd The Reeves Challenge Cup The Burton Rose Bowl Cup donated by Burton Model Imports Ltd Phoenix Precision Paints Trophy donated by Phoenix Precision Paints Ltd. Vouchers have been generously donated by Phoenix Precision Paints Ltd, to be awarded to the 1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize winners also. Static: Staffordshire Joinery Cup donated by Staffordshire Joinery Ltd. In Steam: The Leonard Crane Steam Trophy The TEE Publishing Cup donated by TEE Publishing The Engineering in Miniature Trophy donated by TEE Publishing The Clockmaker Trophy donated by TEE Publishing The Marine Challenge Cup donated by Mr J Brooks The SHG Marine Cup donated by SHG Marine The Lenham Pottery Trophy donated by Lenham Pottery The Variscale Cup donated by Variscale Ltd. The Stuart Models Shield donated by Jones & Bradburn (Stuart Models) A year's subscription to Engineering in Miniature will be awarded to 1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize winners in Class 14, Young Engineer in addition to the prize money.
Class 15 – Miscellaneous Class 16 – Hot Air Engines
The Society Shield To be awarded annually to the club or association which is regarded by its peers to be the most interesting and also the most attractively presented stand. This will be presented at 4pm on Thursday 16th October. All trophies are awarded annually and are retained by the winner for a period of one year.
Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2014
OUTSIDE ATRACTIONS Outside the main exhibition halls we welcome again our Fosse Way Steamers. Each year these exhibitors are in steam for your enjoyment with their wide selection of engines on display. Make sure you catch the daily parade at 1.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 1.00pm on the Sunday. At all other times walk along and meet the owners. There are also some great static displays to see including a saw bench which was very popular last year. The range of exhibits include; No Owner Entry 1 Mr P Scarborough 4” Scale Garrett Traction Engine 2 Mr & Mrs Riley 6” Scale Series 1 Land Rover 3 Mr & Mrs Riley 4" Scale Foster Agricultural Traction Engine 4 Mr John Dickson 4” Scale Miniature ERF Tractor Unit and Tasker Low Load Semi-Trailer 5 Mr Eddie Lancaster 4” Scale Foster Single Cylinder Agricultural Traction Engine 6 Mr David Simmons 4” Scale Foster Traction Engine 7 Mr Dave Uttridge 4” Scale Foster Agricultural Traction Engine 8 Mr Tony Baldwin 4” Scale Foster DCC Traction Engine 9 Mrs Liz Morris 4” Scale 65bp Case Traction Engine 10 Mr Peter Spikings 4” Scale Foden Artic Tractor 11 Mr Stephen 35 Keyless Kit Alan Pell Harbach Organ “Penelope Jane” 12 Mr Stephen 1 ½” Scale Allchin Traction Engine Harbach 13 Mr Ray Sweeting 6” Scale Savage (Little Samson) Traction Engine 14 Mr Richard Kew 6” Scale Ruston Proctor SD & Timber Trailer 15 Mr Richard Kew 6” Scale Rack Saw 16 Mr Ross Gibbons 4” Scale Ruston and Proctor Traction Engine 17 Mr Stephen Lee 4” Scale Foster Traction Engine 18 Mr Vincent Free 4” Scale Fowler Showmans Road Locomotive 19 Mr Philip Weston 4 ½” Burrell Double Crank Compound Road Traction Engine Our Fosse Way Steamers are sponsored by Signal Fuels. See them in the car park to buy your fuels. The Coventry Society of Model Engineers will also be presenting the 5" Gauge Track for passenger rides in association with the Polly Owners Club.
DATES 15th - 18th October Warwickshire Exhibiton Centre 6
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SOCIETY STANDS, DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS 7¼” Gauge Society Stand P Frank Cooper Web: www.sevenandaquarter.org 10¼” Gauge Society Stand D Aidan Favell Email: [email protected]
Web: www.tenquarter.org Birmingham Society of Model Engineers Ltd Stand M David Shrimpton Email: [email protected]
Web: www.birminghamsme.com Blackheath Model Powerboat Club Stand R Phil Abbott Email: [email protected]
com Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers Stand X Peter Maybury Email: [email protected]
Gas Turbine Builders Association Stand HH Tim Coles Email: [email protected]
Web: www.gtba.co.uk Gauge 1 Model Railway Association Stand T Jeff Towe Email: [email protected]
Web: www.guageone.org GEC (Coventry) Model Engineering Society Stand Y Ian Bland Email: [email protected]
Web: www.geccoventrymes.co.uk Guild of Model Wheelwrights Stand FF Brian Young Email: [email protected]
Burton on Trent Model Engineering Society Stand H Len Cook Web: www.burton-upon-trentmes.org.uk
Hereford Society of Model Engineers Stand NN Nigel Linwood Email: [email protected]
CHELTENHAM Society OF MODEL ENGINEERS Stand GG David Hare Web: www.cheltsme.org.uk
Kingsbury Water Park Model Boat Club Stand LL David Kennedy Web: www.kwpmbc.co.uk
City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers Stand F Ron Head Email: [email protected]
Knightcote Model Boat Club Stand PP Derek Nelson
Coventry Model Engineering Society Ltd Stand N Mike Sweatman Email: [email protected]
Web: www.coventrymes.co.uk Erewash Valley Model Engineering Society Stand QQ Geoff Haddon
Leicester Society of Model Engineers Stand UU Philip Day Email: [email protected]
Web: www.lsme.uk.com London & North Western Railway Society Stand AA Ken Wood Web: www.lnwrs.org.uk Melton Mowbray & District Model Engineering Society Stand G Stuart Maddison Web: www.mmmes.co.uk
SOCIETY STANDS, DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Midlands Federation of Model Engineers Stand VV Leslie Spikings Midlands Meccano Guild Stand S George Illingworth Email: [email protected]
Web: www.midlandsmeccanoguild.com Milton Keynes Clock Club Stand E David Fieldhouse Email: [email protected]
Stirling Engine Society Stand C Graham Sheard Web: www.stirlingengines.org.uk
Nuneaton Society of Model Engineers Stand MM David Hardy Email: [email protected]
Swindon Model Boat and Engineering Club Stand CC Brian Young
REMAP (Coventry & Warwickshire) Stand BB Barry Wiggins Email: [email protected]
Building a Rugby Model Engineering
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Miniature Farm Machinery live demonstration Stand DD Keith Wright
Model Steam Road Vehicle Society Stand II Chris Stubbings Email: [email protected]
Web: www.msrvs.co.uk National 2½” Gauge Association Stand L John Baguley Email: [email protected]
Society Stand OO Liz Ingram Web: www.rugbymes.co.uk
Rugeley Power Station Model Engineering Society Stand TT Derek Moore
The Velocipede Group Stand A Jacqui Thomas Web: www.velocipedes.co.uk Wolverhampton & District Model Engineering Society Stand EE Martin Bedson Email: [email protected]
Web: www.wolverhampton-dmes.co.uk 00 Live Steam Club Stand B Adrian Campbell Web: www.00livesteam.com
Society of Model & Experimental Engineers Stand W Alan Wragg Email: [email protected]
Tyddyn Bach Stand I Martin Sheperd
Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies Stand KK Ivan Hurst Web: www.southernfed.co.uk
National Traction Engine Trust Steam Boat Association Stand K Stand U Mike Dyson Phillip Martino Web: www.ntet.co.uk By Andrew Smith Web: www.steamboat.org.uk
North West Leicestershire Revised by Pengwern Society of Model Engineers Stand Z John Elliott Email: [email protected]
Web: www.nwlsme.co.uk Northampton Society of Model Engineers Stand RR David Packer Web: www.nsme.org.uk Northern Association of Model Engineers Stand Q Alan Budd Web: www.normodeng.org.uk
Friday 7th to Warwickshire Sunday 9th Exhibition Centre November 2014
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Home & Workshop Machinery 79+80 JB Cutting Tools 48+49 Kirjeng MES 92 Langdon (London) Ltd. 63 Live Steam Models Ltd 62 Matthews Railway Models S5 Maxitrak Ltd 66+67 The Miniature Railway Supply Co Ltd, Scaleway Signals and Steam and Diesel Castings 54 MJ Engineering 81 Model Engineers Lase 78 Myford Ltd 42+43 Noggin End Metals 55 Peatol Machine Tools 56 Phoenix Precision Paints Ltd. 20+21 Polly Model Engineering Ltd. 8+11 Power Capacitors Ltd/ Transwave Converters 47
Northern Association of Model Q Engineers North West Leicestershire Society Z of Model Engineers Nottingham Society of Model & J Experimental Engineers OO Live Steam Club B Society of Model & Experimental W Engineers Steam Boat Association U Stirling Engine Society C Tyddyn Bach 16mm layout I The Velocipede Group A Manchester Ship Canal Display MSC SED Stationary Engine Display featuring Economy & Lister Engines Hall 2 Cheltenham Society of Model GG Engineers Erewash Valley Model Engineering QQ Society Gas Turbine Builders Association HH Guild of Model Wheelwrights FF Hereford Society of Model NN Engineers
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Lecture Programme RDG Tools Ltd 26-33 Rotagrip Ltd S9+S10 Silver Crest Models Ltd 52 Station Road Steam 60+61 Steam Technology S4 Stuart Models (UK) Ltd. 44+45 The Surplus Trader 46 TEE Publishing Ltd. 68+69 TurboCAD/ Process Flows 77 Tracy Tools Ltd. 70-72 View Models 51 Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers Ltd. 13 Warren Machine Tools Ltd. (WARCO) 34-41 Western Steam Ltd & GS Model Supplies Ltd 73
Society Stands, Clubs and Demonstrations Hall 1 7¼" Gauge Society P 10¼" Gauge Society D Birmingham Society of Model M Engineers Ltd Blackheath Model Powerboat Club R Bromsgrove Society of Model X Engineers Burton on Trent Model H Engineering Society City of Oxford Society of Model F Engineers Coventry Model Engineering N Society Ltd The Darjeeling Collection V Gauge 1 Model Railway T Association GEC (Coventry) Model Engineering Y Society Melton Mowbray & District Model G Engineering Society Midlands Federation VV Midlands Meccano Guild S Milton Keynes Clock Club E National 2½” Gauge Association L National Traction Engine Trust K
List of Specialist Suppliers 17D Miniatures Abbots Model Engineering Allendale Electronics Ltd. Axminster Tools and Machinery Barrett Steam Models Ltd BB Engineering Services Beugler Paint Pinstriping Tools Blackgates Engineering Chester UK Ltd/ Chester Machine Tools College Engineering Supply The Craftlight Company CuP Alloys (Metal Joining) Ltd. Engineers Emporium/ L. A. Services Ltd. FiveStar StarLoc Adhesives Greenwood Tools Ltd. Hafixs Industrial Products HJH Tooling Ltd
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Fosseway Steamers Coventry MES passenger carrying locomotive Gas Turbine Display
Kingsbury Water Park Model Boat Club Knightcote Model Boat Club Leicester Society of Model Engineers London & North Western Railway Society Miniature Farm Machinery - live demonstration Model Steam Road Vehicle Society Northampton Society of Model Engineers Nuneaton Society of Model Engineers REMAP (Coventry & Warwickshire) Rugby Model Engineering Society Rugeley Power Station Model Engineering Society Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies Swindon Model Boat and Engineering Club Wolverhampton & District Model Engineering Society
Thursday 16th October Time
11.00am 12.00noon 1.00pm
Steam in Model Boats 3D Modelling Overcoming Heating Problems Building a 3D Printer from Kit Running a Small Foundry - Question and Answer Session
Phil Abbott Derek Brown Keith Hale
Friday 17th October Time
Vehicle Acceptance Engineer Abingdon’s African Queen Overcoming Heating Problems Building a 3D Printer from Kit
John Winn Keith Hale Malcolm High
Saturday 18th October
3D Modelling Abingdon’s African Queen Overcoming Heating Problems Building a 3D Printer from Kit
Derek Brown John Winn
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Keith Hale Malcolm High
Sunday 19th October Time
Abingdon’s African Queen Steam in Model Boats PRESENTATION OF AWARDS