Tom Haney Gallery

Tom Haney - The Bachelors & The Bowery Bums

The Tom Haney gallery, a page to introduce you to a world of kinetic art, model making and art. This is just a flavour of his work, but I hope that this gives you inspiration to explore more. Or even a desire to own one of these fabulous pieces, yes, you can buy or even … Read more

Fixing the Burrell Nameplate

Burrell Nameplate fixed

Fixing the Burrell nameplate to the valve chest cover on this miniature traction engine. I decided to silver solder it in place so there was no chance of it ever moving. The nameplate design took some thought in terms of what lettering should be on it. In the end I went for the proper Charles … Read more

Burrell Engine Nameplate

Burrell nameplate

The Burrell engine nameplate for this tiny model is just 14mm wide. The capital letters are just 1.4mm high. For all of that the etching has come out rather well. When I started looking at this Burrell valve chest plaque I was concerned about achieving the level of detail that my dad achieved over 20 … Read more

Burrell Valve Chest Plaque

Burrell valve chest plaque

The Burrell valve chest plaque has the makers name and factory location embossed on it. This means I need to etch another brass plate. This time though it is very small indeed. Etching at this scale is possible and feasible at home. The face on this clock was etched using a photographic technique. The dial … Read more

Single Engine Twin Propeller Mosquito

Single engine twin propeller Mosquito

Engine, Model and Article by Bob Lane Well its finished, one de Havilland 98 Mosquito with a Merco 35 two-stroke glow engine. A single engine twin Propeller Mosquito using a flexible drive bought from a B&Q store. The flexible drive originally had a drill chuck on the end for use with an electric portable drill. … Read more