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Finishing Touches

March 27, 2020 Nigel 0

Coronavirus has given me time to think and my thoughts have been around the models that are half built and what it means to complete and get to the finishing touches. Firstly though, how do [more…]

CAD Software

March 16, 2019 Nigel 0

For some time I’ve been thinking about moving away from the drawing board and using CAD. OK, it’s 2019 and there have been a lot of perfectly good CAD packages out there for a number [more…]

Midlands Engineering Show 2018

October 19, 2018 Nigel 0

Another year and a visit to the Midlands Model Engineering show 2018 on the Fosse Way just outside Leamington Spa. I thought it might be nice to share some images of models and link to [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…]

Rotary Tool Reviews

May 16, 2017 Nigel 0

If you’re about to buy your first rotary tool or replace one that has failed then check out Rotary Tools Guy There are a lot of tool manufacturers covered: Black and Decker, DeWalt, Dremel, Hitachi, [more…]

History of Model Engineering

April 18, 2017 Nigel 0

I was wondering what some of the major highlights would be in the timeline of model engineering….so I thought I would do some digging and list them out: 1880’s Bing’s first model trains hit the [more…]

Plans for New Models

October 23, 2016 Nigel 0

Autumn is here and it is time to plan for a model to make over winter. Lots of weekends and cold dark evenings in the workshop. So lets have a look at the different plans, [more…]

Beer and Steam Engines

September 10, 2016 Nigel 0

Carlsberg brewery, beer tasting and a stationary steam engine added in for good measure – just how perfect could a day get? This vertical steam engine sits in the museum at the Carlsberg brewery and [more…]

A Tool Sellers Market

August 20, 2016 Nigel 0

There are lots and lots of tools for sale on eBay and so I wondered just how much can be made buying tools at car-boot sales and selling them online? So for £2 I bought [more…]