The Model Engineer 1940s-50

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mercalia
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The Model Engineer 1940s-50

Postby mercalia » 5 Sep 2019, 4:28pm

I have been going through my late dads stuff and he has a stack of maybe 30 or so of these magazines. All yellowed and well used but still readable. free for collection in South London Streatham SW16.

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Re: The Model Engineer 1940s-50

Postby landsurfer » 5 Sep 2019, 5:54pm

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Re: The Model Engineer 1940s-50

Postby rjb » 5 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Just for nostalgia scan the covers and post them here. :wink:
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Re: The Model Engineer 1940s-50

Postby mercalia » 5 Sep 2019, 8:02pm

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model engineer


Can any one here tell me whats that all about?

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model engineer


nice train set around the garden.

where have all these people gone?

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Re: The Model Engineer 1940s-50

Postby Carlton green » 5 Sep 2019, 10:14pm

mercalia wrote:
Can any one here tell me whats that all about?

nice train set around the garden.

where have all these people gone?


At one time there were many people in this country with the skills to build such things and they derived satisfaction from both using those skills and displaying their achievements. We lived in a simpler time then too, and hence just running trains in your garden entertained. Those people have long since died and have not been replaced (in quantity) by others with similar skills, we now manufacture relatively little in the U.K. and there has been a shift of skills (specialist ability) to other things (occupations). That’s just how it is, times change ... typically the younger generations are a wizz on IT stuff but haven’t the simple mechanical skills to mend a puncture.

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Re: The Model Engineer 1940s-50

Postby River_rat » 6 Sep 2019, 4:13pm

In my yoof, we were on a night exercise when I was in the ATC. Reading a map by poor torchlight did nothing much for our abilities, but we followed the NCO when he said "that way lads!" He was right of course and we got to the rendezvous, but not until we had followed one of these raised train tracks across a well-manicured lawn, which ended up in a conservatory (well, more likely a sun room). We all crept passed the side of the house single file, then ran like H***!

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