marble run

Marble Run

November 3, 2019 Nigel 0

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

October 17, 2019 Nigel 0

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…]

Bentley BR2

Les Chenery

October 6, 2019 Nigel 0

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

July 28, 2019 Nigel 0

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…]

engine valve stood on caliper

Inlet and Exhaust Valves

July 12, 2019 Nigel 0

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…]