Model Making

I spend hours making many different types of models and I find this is a great way of relaxing. It’s also a constructive element where I end up with something that is rewarding for years to come.

A simple chair at 1/12th scale with a seat woven from bamboo.

Or the 5 cylinder rotary engine that has taken 100’s of hours to construct.

All of these models have their rewards in the process of making and as objects to look at.

My gallery page lists a large number of my models.

 

 

Knowledge

There’s always a lot of information and tables that are needed around the workshop and that are helpful in the field of general engineering and so I’ve started to list those under the heading Knowledge, a great place to start is with the Engineering page itself.

  • Ackermann steering

    Vehicle Steering Systems

    When we talk about Vehicle Steering Systems we’re discussing the collection of components, linkages, etc. which will allow for a vehicle to follow the desired course. This is all part of the vehicle dynamics. The [more…]

  • Bellcrank bracket

    Transitional Engine Eccentric Bracket

    The transitional engine eccentric bracket supports the pivot for a bellcrank midway along the pushrod. This is the part in question, machined from mild steel with phosphor bronze inserts. As you can see, there were [more…]

  • unimat 3 motor

    Emco Unimat Motor Failure

    The Emco Unimat motor failure for the second time, this one was slightly different in that I switched the motor on and the house earth leak detector tripped. The first time the motor failed it [more…]

  • marble run

    Marble Run

    A marble run that fits into a case that can be fixed to the wall. The marbles are actually 8mm steel balls that are collected at the bottom and fed in the top. The box [more…]

  • Trusco Toolbox

    Trusco Toolbox

    I walked into the hardware store in Frome and saw this Trusco toolbox. Made from a thicker grade of steel and painted to a high finish, this feels like a really high quality product. Frome [more…]

Workshop

The workshop / man-cave is the den in which we can master a number of engineering techniques.