Model Engineer Index


Model Engineer Indexes

Model Engineer cross reference between year and Volume number

Don't forget these files require a database or spreadsheet program to allow you to look at 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. 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.plus.com" (please substitute for the " at ").


Model Engineer Index Downloads

ME Index Notes

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 offer to save rather than try to display the contents. Most home computers whatever the operating system should be able open the ZIP archive.

When the ZIP archive is opened the files are in comma separated ASCII text. Most databases can import this and 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.

More recent spreadsheets can open the combined file. Older versions may have a 65,000 line limit and will need to use the individual files. You will have to import them as separate worksheets and search the individual sheets.

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.

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 1998-2021


 

M.E. Cross reference of year and volume

This is also available as a comma separated file (3Kbytes) for adding to your database or spreadsheet

and just to complete the set there is another comma separated file (92Kbytes) whichcross 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 213 2014
14 1906 54 1926 94 1946 134 1968 174 1995 214 2015
15 1906 55 1926 95 1946 135 1969 175 1995 215 2015
16 1907 56 1927 96 1947 136 1970 176 1996 216 2016
17 1907 57 1927 97 1947 137 1971 177 1996 217 2016
18 1908 58 1928 98 1948 138 1972 178 1997 218 2017
19 1908 59 1928 99 1948 139 1973 179 1997 219 2017
20 1909 60 1929 100 1949 140 1974 180 1998 220 2018
21 1909 61 1929 101 1949 141 1975 181 1998 221 2018
22 1910 62 1930 102 1950 142 1976 182 1999 222 2019
23 1910 63 1930 103 1950 143 1977 183 1999 223 2019
24 1911 64 1931 104 1951 144 1978 184 2000 224 2020
25 1911 65 1931 105 1951 145 1979 185 2000 225 2020
26 1912 66 1932 106 1952 146 1980 186 2001 226 2021
27 1912 67 1932 107 1952 147 1981 187 2001 227 2021
28 1913 68 1933 108 1953 148 1982 188 2002
29 1913 69 1933 109 1953 149 1982 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 2004
33 1915 73 1935 113 1955 153 1984 193 2004
34 1916 74 1936 114 1956 154 1985 194 2005
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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