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Harrogate Model engineering show

Posted by Rolly 
Harrogate Model engineering show
June 20, 2015 06:35AM
Brian
Thanks for mentioning the Harrogate show
There are still a lot of fantastic craftsmen in the world
Hear are some links to U Tube of some of the great model shows.
There’s more I just don’t have the links.
Rolly

Harrogate Model engineering show.
[www.youtube.com]


London Model engineering show.
[www.youtube.com]

Cabin Fever expo York PA
[www.youtube.com]
Re: Harrogate Model engineering show
June 20, 2015 11:21AM
Hi Rolly
I try to get to Harrogate every year but it's sad to see how little new blood is coming into the hobby. The trade stands have deminished and replaced by a coffee stop, though I think this is more to do with cost. One chap who attends is more of an artist rather than engineer. He creates wonderful dioramas one being a scrap yard full of recognisable vehicles, engines and axles lying around a workshop as I remember it to be before 'green' legislation took over.
Brian

This is my favourite photo from this year. A free hacksaw with Model Engineer!



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Re: Harrogate Model engineering show
June 20, 2015 11:43AM
Brian
I belong to the New England Model engineering club. Most of the members are all over 65. a few of up much older. One of our members is a retired marching shop teacher. He said the industry wants CNC setup operators. A lot of the students can work from the computer but could not setup and cut a thread on an old lathe. Shame.
We do have one new member just turned eighteen nice kid.
Harrogate would be a nice group feeld trip
Rolly
Re: Harrogate Model engineering show
June 20, 2015 02:24PM
Harrogate is just down the road from me!
Look on the Youtube video in Rolly's first link - about 3 minutes in you'll see a 1/3 scale 1930 Supercharged 4.5 Litre Bentley engine built by a chum of mine. An incredible piece of work, mostly miiled from solid and will eventually be a fully working engine. He has already built a similar scale 1922 Bentley 3 Litre engine which, set up on a display stand, starts on the button and even sounds like the original. Amazing.

Mike
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