Transitional Engine – Conrod

September 9, 2018 Nigel 0

This Transitional Engine has a two-piece crank design with a slider. This is traditional steam engine design. As this is meant to be an engine that has started life as a steam engine I thought [more…]

Transitional Engine – Cams

September 2, 2018 Nigel 0

I’m struggling with the cam design on this transitional engine. My original thought was around machining this camshaft block that bolts down to the I-beam and two cams hang over the side of the engine [more…]

Copper Flower

May 7, 2018 Nigel 0

This job started with an old copper kettle and a 2″ diameter piece of mild steel. This shows the 2″ piece of mild steel sat on the bench and waiting to be turned. This was [more…]

I-Beams

December 24, 2017 Nigel 0

For my gas engine from a steam engine (Transitional Engine) I needed a frame made from I-beams. As you cannot buy these I decided to make them from rectangualr section mild steel. The overall section [more…]

Transitional Engine

December 23, 2017 Nigel 0

This engine is occupying a lot of my time and so thought it is about time it went onto my gallery page even if still a work in progress. You will have to bear with [more…]

Warlord Titan

December 21, 2017 Nigel 0

We decided we ought to have a go at building a Warlord Titan for Warhammer 40k. The only questions were – “what size?” – “how?” – “where do we start?” The final warlord after spraying [more…]

1/8th Scale Ford Model T

December 16, 2017 Nigel 0

I don’t remember quite where the plans for this particular model came from. However, I do remember them being in 1/12th scale. A simple multiplication allowed me to scale all of the dimensions on the [more…]

Model Shop Cabinet

December 10, 2017 Nigel 0

The idea was to create a cabinet for Beatrice in the style of a shop. There wasn’t any desire to make this any particular scale, what we wanted was a cabinet of a certain size [more…]