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.

  • Trustco Toolbox

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

  • Sanding Blocks

    An article about sanding blocks feels like nonsense until you realise just how useful they are. The cork block is the starting point and one of the must have items in any toolbox. The next [more…]

  • Abrasive, Diamond, Emery and Sandpaper

    Abrasive, Diamond, Emery and Sandpaper. There are lots of different types and forms of abrasives that we use in engineering and model engineering. A very hard, brittle, heat-resistant substance that is used to grind the [more…]

  • Bentley BR2

    Les Chenery

    Whilst walking around the Shuttleworth Collection I came across a display cabinet with a number of engines built by Les Chenery. The I thought I just have to add a post and share the images [more…]

  • Insulated Steam Engine Cylinder

    The cylinders on steam engines need insulating and there are many ways of achieving this. On this page I’ve shared some ideas, options and a particular design of mine for the insulated steam engine cylinder [more…]

  • Laser Oil Can Review

    The oil can is such a day to day object in the workshop, but after a couple of years my cheap buy from the internet failed me. I really could not bring myself to fix [more…]

  • Inlet and Exhaust Valves

    The main function of the engine inlet and exhaust valves is to let air in and out of the cylinders. Cooling – the intake valve will be cooled by the incoming air and fuel mixture. [more…]

Workshop

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