Engine Builders’ Group Online Meeting

Starts in


March 20, 2021

14:30 / 16:30

The main speaker will be Allen Berman who will talk about the Bradley Engine in the SMEE collection which he restored in 2017 and is now on display in the SMEE Marshall House Library. The work was carried out in his home workshop and the result displayed at Ally Pally in Jan 2018. Roger Backhouse wrote an article for MEW based on the conservation and Allen has pictures of the internals of the engine and also a short video of it running.  Ian Bradley was a well-known model engineer; he and Norman Hallows wrote a number of books and articles on model engineering topics under the pseudonym ‘Duplex’.  

In addition, Charles is hoping to present a ‘Snippet’ on the manufacture of Fish-Bellied Con-Rods which should lead to an interesting discussion. If you have experiences or ideas about this topic, please do contribute.

The meeting will follow the usual format and is planned for 2 hours:

  1. Chairman’s Introduction and Updates
  2. Main speaker followed by questions and discussion#
  3. Snippets
  4. Work on the Table
  5. Closing comments

If you would like to join the meeting please contact the group for a Zoom invitation.