FMES Selected Technical Articles Index

Index of technical articles from the FMES News letters

Model engineering

News letter Title Author Page no Description
June 2006 KEEPING THE FIRE ALIGHT David Boughen 13 Part 1 The Principles of Combustion
March 2007 KEEPING THE FIRE ALIGHT David Boughen 14 Part 4 Blast pipe and Smokebox Design
June 2007 Boilers can fail Vernon Lidstone 15 An incident that fortunately had no devastating consequences.
June 2007 IS THE INJECTOR FAULTY? Peter Parks 33 The Journal – Newton Abbott & District MES
December 2007 Sight glasses and water gauges Nick Driver 15 From the newsletter of Halesworth & District MES.
March 2008 CLACK (CHECK) VALVES Peter Parks 32  
June 2010 A Different Type of Lubricator Tony Cork 14 Mold MES
February 2014 DISMANTLING MINIATURE PRESSURE GAUGES Dick Ganderton 7 Bournemouth &
District Model Engineering Society.
December 2017 Steam cylinder oil – SCO John Boothroyd 13  
March 2018 Steam Operated Drain Cocks Peter Squire 10  
June 2018 Automatic Drain Cocks Bob Thomas 9  
December 2020 Buyer Beware or Simplex – A Comedy of Errors Colin Bainbridge 6 Ryedale Society of Model Engineers
June 2021 Adjustments to Stephenson’s Valve-gear Peter Gardner 13 With the help of Charlie Dockstader’s simulation
December 2021 5 inch gauge freelance 0-6-0 loco project Dave Banner 10 Coventry MES
December 2022 BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 David Mayall 9 Building 5 inch gauge locomotive awarded the Australian Association of Live Steamers Trophy 2022

Construction techniques

September 2007 A SMALL SELF-CENTRING CLAMP FOR A ROTARY TABLE John Tovey 15
December 2007 BATCH CUTTING THREADS ON THE LATHE John Brady 12
December 2007 DRILLING Tom Wood 13 Appeared in the STEPHENSON LINK, the journal of Chesterfield & District MES.
December 2007 The chuck is too small Ian Varty 25 Pickering EEMS
March 2008 DRILLING BRASS   25 Pickering EEMS
June 2009 THE HUMBLE CORDLESS DRILL Glynn Huges 12 From Leeds Society Newsletter
November 2014 The Allen screw Robin Howard 13 Model Engineering Tit Bits from Aylesbury Link
June 2015 A review of pipe bending options (Part 1 of 3) Stuart Walker 11 Common techniques that many of us need from time to time.
September 2015 A review of pipe bending options (Part 2 of 3) Stuart Walker 12 Common techniques that many of us need from time to time.
December 2015 A review of pipe bending options (Part 3 of 3) Stuart Walker 7 Common techniques that many of us need from time to time.
June 2016 Wheel Machining to SMEE profile Doug Rundle 8  
September 2016 Drilling Holes the Hard Way Gordon Martin 9  
June 2020 Difficult to hold? Then stick it J. Winn 9 COSME
September 2020 A simple tip for straightening coiled copper tube Josh and Joy Brow 6  
June 2022 How to select the best Turning Insert & Grade for your job Cutwel Limited 8  
June 2022 Taper Pins Ron Head 10 City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers