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 Attachment 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 V10, so as to provide a beginners article
for publication in 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 if time permits.
The Suart engines and shaper can be purchased as kits of raw castings and other
materials, finished parts ready for assembly, or even 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
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Stuart 10V steam engine
Stuart 10H steam engine
Stuart model Shaping machine
Steam engine “Tina”
Engineering Models. Harold Hall
See PROJECT PAGESfor examples of all the setups required to make these two engines