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Offline Old Bill

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2019, 10:39:15 PM »
Had a nice afternoon at the Show. Didn't take a camera, unfortunately but some good stuff to see. Mike was extremely popular with the crowd three deep all afternoon! Mike Sayers' wonderful blower-Bentley engine is in the front and there is quite a selection of engines around the hall. a 900cc 'Snow' engine is impressive and the first I have seen of this type.

On other fronts, Norman Smedley's Foden Speed Six waggon is nearing completion and there was also a gorgeous Gatling Gun. I quite fancy one of those but Mr Plod does not take kindly to home built machine guns!

Have a good day, Jonathan, there is lots to see!

Steve  :)

PS. Only bought a lathe tool!

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2019, 10:08:11 AM »
Steve,

Jason spotted your Mercedes engine on Thursday and it looks superb in the flesh - all the pipework and wiring just looks spot on!

Simon.
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2019, 11:21:05 AM »
Thanks Simon, you are very kind!

Steve :)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2019, 01:48:16 PM »
.. and there was also a gorgeous Gatling Gun. I quite fancy one of those but Mr Plod does not take kindly to home built machine guns!

Don't keep talking about it Steve, get on and make it. Just don't go fully through with the bore so there is no argument about it being not functional  . I seem to recall you had the drawings for one either 20 years ago or was it 30 years ago.  :noidea:

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
The Bentley and the Foden Speed-6 were the highlights for me too.

Apart from collecting a pre-order at CES, I did not see much of interest on the trade stands.

I did talk to Allendale about DRO's. Are there any views on these new-fangled magnetic tape encoders? They may have a resolution of 0.001mm, but what is the accuracy of
these sticky-backed plastic tapes over (say) an 18 inch length? What is their life expectancy? I know there is a stainless steel backing strip, but I remain to be convinced. (These are questions I failed to ask yesterday.)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2019, 08:05:09 PM »
Some piccys:


Nice to see the man with the Compuund Pendulum Harmonograph is there @ about 5.05 min.

Dave  :old:
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2019, 09:33:43 PM »
Thank you Dave :ThumbsUp:  Terry

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2019, 11:23:20 AM »
thanks Dave
enjoyed your video
regards
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2019, 11:37:21 AM »
Hi Ttroops

Sorry, original post should have been better phrased ..  :embarassed:

It's NOT my video.  I didn't go and I'm not that good with a camera.

I subscribe to his ( LMS4767 ) channel and gave the link from Youtube.    :ThumbsUp:

The author does quite a lot of show videos each year.

Try looking for his other videos from other shows / other years

Dave

 

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2019, 03:40:11 PM »
Friday was judging day and our Mike Sayer won first prize with his 4.5 ltr Blower Bentley (which is possibly finally finished  ::) ) and Steve Gosling won second in the same class with his 1909 Mercedes Engine :whoohoo:

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2019, 04:36:26 PM »
Well done to both Mike and Steve

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2019, 05:32:07 PM »
Thanks Mike. I had a nice chat with Mike about the Bentley and his next project and another long chat with Mike about his rotary engines and de-Havilland Gypsy Major. (Gosh, this gets confusing!).

The best bit of the show was the people I met.....

Yes Jo, I did have some gatling gun drawings 20 years ago. I was slightly put off by the final comment in the build instructions, 'Should the builder choose to use live ammunition then the designers cannot be held responsibe for the consequences'! That one is a long way down the list as I have a couple of lorries and a few railway engines to finish first. Mind you, the Mercedes was never in the plan at all so anything can happen!

Steve   :)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2019, 07:51:21 PM »
As no one else has shown any pics of Mike Coles rather nice Gypsy Major he sent a couple of pics to me to post for the members who couldn't get to the show to see.

(He also reminded me that my not turning up meant that there were no Sticky Whotsits for him to eat   :-[ )

Jo
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2019, 08:07:16 PM »
Wow, that Gypsy Major is a stunning piece of work, thanks for posting his pictures!

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2019
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2019, 08:30:25 PM »
What you need to understand Chris is all of Mike Coles Engines run better than they look   ::)

If you want immaculate scale  engines then Mike Sayer and Mike Tull do those  ;)

Jo
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