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
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.
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