Bristol SMEE show 2018

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  1. Aug 20, 2018 #1

    deverett

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    I have just returned home after attending the Bristol SMEE show.
    Perhaps the world-wide membership would like to see the range of exhibits at the show. This first post covers the internal combustion engines that I photoed.

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    The Gas Turbine Builders showed a part constructed British gas turbine loco and examples of small turbines for model aircraft use
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    Tom Pascoe showed 4 of his IC engines
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    Brian Perkins' Bristol Aquila engine under construction
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    Anzani and ABC Scorpion engines. Castings available for anyone wanting to build one
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    Bristol Jupiter nearly finished
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    Mike Sayers' 4-1/2 ltr supercharged Bentley progresses year on year
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    E.N.V. aviation motor showing the moulds used for electro-forming the cowls
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    A full size Curtis OX-5 aero engine, the first type produced by the Bristol Aircraft company
    A full size Gnome gas turbine engine behind it

    Dave
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    Some of the other exhibits:
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    Outside, a Foster 4-1/2" scale traction engine gave rides
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    George King showed his woodturning expertise
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    The Model wheelwrights always put on a wide variety of traditional wheel and carriage/wagon making models
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    This Harmonagraph was a Model Engineer design from the early 20th cent.
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    Model hovercraft were operated in the 'arena' at the rear

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    This model of USS Missouri in Meccano was very impressive. Over two years to get to this stage
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    There was a good range of Mamod engines driving various implements
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    Another outside exhibit was this 52 key street organ. There was another organ outside and they took it in 30 minute turns to serenade the visitors

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    Examples of some of the other exhibits:

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    Alan Hooper gave demonstrations of lathe work with his Hobbymat MD65
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    Jake Sutton with an example of a clock dial. Sorry Jake, I cut off your head!

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    A steeple engine for the 1842 Clyde trading vessel Invincible
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    A 3/4 size model of Robert Stirling's No.1 engine. Design by James Rizzo
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    A Stuart D10, doubled up and home foundry castings
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    A Stuart triple expansion engine x 150% with a model of a Pyramid engine, the full size example in the Manchester Science museum. These models made by George Emery who did his own castings

    I hope you all enjoy these pictures.

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  4. Aug 20, 2018 #4

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    That's great !! Thanks for share .
     
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    Some really nice stuff. Thank you for taking the time to photograph and post them.
     
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    Hello Dave, The time and interest you have taken to show us some of these exhibits is most gratefully received. You have done a wonderful feat in bringing these photos, otherwise not seen to our notice. Top job.
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    i wish there was something like this near where I live. Virginia USA. I could spend days just stairing at all the engine bling.
     
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    Thank you very much for the pics. and for the notes on what each exhibit is. That is a great help to newbies like me. Just got to keep practicing??? John
     
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    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Some beautiful work there. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Thanks for great pics
     

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