Pinvice

December 30, 2017 Nigel 6

I have a number of small pinvices, but they tend to be rather crude and not very accurate. I also have a larger hand drill that is literally a small chuck attached to a steel [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

A transitional engine (sometimes call a half-breed engine) is a steam engine from the late 1800’s that had been converted to an internal combustion and designed to run on oil or gas. This engine is [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…]

Low Temperature Stirling Engine

December 16, 2017 Nigel 0

An article around me designing and making a Low Temperature Stirling Engine. This is a stirling engine that operates with at a low temperature difference. As you may have read some time ago on the [more…]

1/8th Scale Ford Model T

December 16, 2017 Nigel 0

I don’t remember quite where the plans for this 1/8th Scale Ford Model T came from. However, I do remember them being in 1/12th scale. A simple multiplication allowed me to scale all of 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…]

Off Grid Power

December 3, 2017 Nigel 0

I was wondering what I could run off grid and wanted to start with an off-grid phone experiment, not really that radical, but more something for me to test the latest technology and to do [more…]