Model Engineer Index


Model Engineer Indexes

Model Engineer cross reference between year and Volume number

Model Engineer's Workshop Index and Engineering in Miniature Index (Link to Colin Ushers web site)

Don't forget these files require a database program to allow you to access the data. A number of people have used these files to create on-line index searches. Use your favourite search engine to find them.


History

This project started as a small attempt to index my own copies of M.E. There is not much point in having a collection of magazines if you can never find anything. As the files grew I found they became an essential tool to search out articles, helpful hints etc. They also showed the value of an organised storage system. Some of you may be lucky enough to have bound copies but if not find yourself some other way of keeping the mags in order. I use cardboard magazine files. Normally three volumes fit in each file so it is very helpful to mark each file with its volume numbers and years.

Contact with other model engineers both in the UK and abroad proved that there was a need for a web based electronic index. Various people have produced indexes before, on paper, CD and available via email. As far as can be ascertained most of these are now unobtainable or incomplete. Hence this web page was started. Initially the files were an index of those issues of M.E. which I had on my shelves. The records for the few missing copies were kindly supplied by Dave Hoskin and some corrections added. This was way back in 1998.

As time went on other people contributed files and corrections and the links to Model Engineer's Workshop and Engineering in Miniature files became available. Not all the new data was compatible so we had to keep several different databases running. Then along came Chris Orchard from Northamptonshire. He volunteered to add in the missing volumes. No small job as there was about 120 volumes missing at that time. Not only has he completed that task but he has also revisited all the original work to correct errors and omissions and add in the things I didn't include like letters and book reviews. This gives a consistent style and content to all the files. A big thank you to Chris and also to the Northampton SME Ltd for allowing Chris to use their library copies of the earlier volumes to produce his files. Chris does not currently have a web site but can be contacted on "chris at quiltedsteam.co.uk" (please substitute for the " at ").



Model Engineer Index Downloads

M.E. Index 1-60 (1898-1929)

Comma Separated Text

ZIP 1506Kbytes

Dated Jan 2014

M.E Index 61-120 (1929-1959)

Comma Separated Text

ZIP 1629Kbytes

Dated Jan 2014

M.E. Index 121-180 (1959-1998)

Comma Separated Text

ZIP 1424Kbytes

Dated Jan 2014

M.E. Index 181-211 (1998-2013)

Comma Separated Text

ZIP 616Kbytes

Dated Jan 2014

ME Index Notes

We have tried various formats to publish the data but find that most databases can import the comma separated ASCII text files. A spreadsheet can also be used to view the files. They can be imported into a word processor but this will be a very unwieldy way of looking at them.

The files are encoded as .ZIP archives. This makes the files much smaller but more importantly your browser is more likely to recognise the file type and save to disc rather than try to display the contents. Most home computers whatever the operating system should be able open the ZIP archive.

If you are using a database to view the files then you will be able to import all four files into one big file, which makes searches easier. Those using spreadsheets may have trouble with this as some have a 65,000 line limit and the combined file is bigger. You will have to import them as separate worksheets and search the individual sheets. Colin Usher is hosting the Excel version of these files on his site here together with several other index's.

Chris has provided some notes to assist those who wish to use the data files in Microsoft Access or Excel.

If you have Microsoft Access on your machine but are unsure how to use it to search these files have a look at this page.

If you want an online search engine that uses these files try this page.

Disclaimer

I retain the right to be wrong and offer these files for personal, non-commercial use. You may copy and distribute them freely as long as their origin is acknowledged and no charge is made for them.

Copyright Notice:- Please note that the ME Indexes available from this site are copyright.
All rights unless specifically released reserved Bill Phillips and Chris Orchard 1998-2014


 

M.E. Cross reference of year and volume.

This is also available as a comma separated file (2Kbytes) for adding to your database or spreadsheet

and just to complete the set there is another comma separated file (101Kbytes) which cross references the  magazine number to its issue date

Vol
Year
Vol
Year
Vol
Year
Vol
Year
Vol
Year
Vol
Year
1
1898
41
1919
81
1939
121
1959
161
1988
201
2008
2
1899
42
1920
82
1940
122
1960
162
1989
202
2009
3
1900
43
1920
83
1940
123
1960
163
1989
203
2009
4
1901
44
1921
84
1941
124
1961
164
1990
204
2010
5
1901
45
1921
85
1941
125
1961
165
1990
205
2010
6
1902
46
1922
86
1942
126
1962
166
1991
206
2011
7
1902
47
1922
87
1942
127
1962
167
1991
207
2011
8
1903
48
1923
88
1943
128
1963
168
1992
208
2012
9
1903
49
1923
89
1943
129
1963
169
1992
209
2012
10
1904
50
1924
90
1944
130
1964
170
1993
210
2013
11
1904
51
1924
91
1944
131
1965
171
1993
211
2013
12
1905
52
1925
92
1945
132
1966
172
1994
212
2014
13
1905
53
1925
93
1945
133
1967
173
1994
14
1906
54
1926
94
1946
134
1968
174
1995
15
1906
55
1926
95
1936
135
1969
175
1995
16
1907
56
1927
96
1947
136
1970
176
1996
17
1907
57
1927
97
1947
137
1971
177
1996
18
1908
58
1928
98
1948
138
1972
178
1997
19
1908
59
1928
99
1948
139
1973
179
1997
20
1909
60
1929
100
1949
140
1974
180
1998
21
1909
61
1929
101
1949
141
1975
181
1998
22
1910
62
1930
102
1940
142
1976
182
1999
23
1910
63
1930
103
1940
143
1977
183
1999
24
1911
64
1931
104
1951
144
1978
184
2000
25
1911
65
1931
105
1951
145
1979
185
2000
26
1912
66
1932
106
1952
146
1980
186
2001
27
1912
67
1932
107
1952
147
1981
187
2001
28
1913
68
1933
108
1953
148
1982
188
2002
29
1913
69
1933
109
1953
149
1983
189
2002
30
1914
70
1934
110
1954
150
1983
190
2003
31
1914
71
1934
111
1954
151
1983
191
2003
32
1915
72
1935
112
1955
152
1984
192
2003
33
1915
73
1935
113
1955
153
1984
193
2004
34
1916
74
1936
114
1956
154
1984
194
2004
35
1916
75
1936
115
1956
155
1985
195
2005
36
1917
76
1937
116
1957
156
1986
196
2006
37
1917
77
1937
117
1957
157
1986
197
2006
38
1918
78
1938
118
1958
158
1987
198
2007
39
1918
79
1938
119
1958
159
1987
199
2007
40
1919
80
1939
120
1959
160
1988
200
2008

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