Harold Hall

Model Making

My first engineering model was the Stuart H10 horizontal engine, frequently a first model for budding model engineers. However, I was around 56 at the time. Being asked by the local Salvation Army Men's Fellowship to give a short talk on my metal working activities I considered that the extent of the work involved in making the engine would not be apparent unless I could show a set of castings in their raw state, so a set of castings was purchased for the V10 vertical engine from which the second engine eventually resulted.


My third model was again made purely for the satisfaction of making it. This time, a model shaping machine, again from Stuart.


For one of my workshop equipment articles in the Model Engineers' Workshop magazine I chose to design and make a Milling Head  for use on a centre lathe. This, for the workshop owner who had to work without a milling machine. Having completed it I decided to show it in action and  to prove its capabilities. For this  I chose the steam engine Tina.


Subsequently, I made a further H10, plus a V, so as to provide a beginners article for the Model Engineer, this article can now be found here on my website.


As yet these are still static models but hopefully one day I will produce a boiler and have them running.    

Stationary steam engine "Tina"
Stuart 10V
Stuart model shaping machine
Stuart 10H steam engine

Stuart 10V steam engine.

Stuart 10H steam engine.


See HERE for  the setups required to make these two engines

Stuart model Shaping machine.

Steam engine


Engineering Models. Harold Hall

All pictures can be clicked on to provide a larger view

The Stuart engines and shaper can be purchased as kits of  raw materials, finished parts ready for assembly, or ready to run for some models, and are supplied by “Stuart Models” Bridport Dorset”


A kit of of materials and castings for   making "Tina" can be  purchased  from GLR Kennions Ltd.