Links to other interesting sites

A list of sites which I have found interesting and useful

Other Enthusiasts Sites

The craftsmanship museum

Examples of the worlds greatest model engineering

The Engineman pages

Very fine models from John Bentley

Jerry Howell

High quality working models - some kits available too

Live Steam From Castings by a Japanese enthusiast

Extensive write up of making a steam locomotive from castings - very fine work

Mike Boucher's model engineering website



Machining IC engines

Great page on how to make IC engines

Steve Bedair's website

Lots of good home projects including the ball turner

Ray HasBrouck

Great plans for steam engines without castings

Charles Darley's model locomotives

5" and 7" locomotives with detailed build diaries.

Locomotive of the month

Great monthly reviews of garden scale locomotives

Stirling Engine configurations


Steam Cars Information

Interesting link suggested by the Kentucky Boy Scouts. Thanks.









Commercial Model Engineering Sites

Station Road Steam

UK based company selling all kinds of interesting steam related goods

Cotswold Heritage

Fine model engines ready built or in kits

Hemingway Kits

IC engine and tool kits

GLR Model Supplies

UK based supplier of materials castings and drawings

Blackgate Engineering

Model plans, castings Materials and metal blacking

EKP supplies

Unbeatable supplier for all fixings, rivets, BA screws in brass and steel

Model Engineer's Laser

Suppliers of laser cut parts










Boiler Making

Great booklet on building model boilers

Detailed Book on Brazing


Model locomotive boiler information

Interesting write up on model loco boilers





UK National 2.5" gauge society


Gauge 1 model railway association





Model Boats

Construction article on building a steam launch


Kingston Mouldings

Manufacturer of fine fibreglass boat hulls




Wooden Toys

Wooden Craft Supplies

Supplier of wooden wheels axles and figures

Wooden toy plans

Pay and print your own plans




Radio Controlled Flying

Review of the Multiplex Twinstar


Another review of the Twinstar


Twinstar Modifications

Adding undercarriage and lights to the Twinstar- By Bill Glover

Advice on choosing your first RC plane


Fanfare Models

UK supplier of motors propellers and gearboxes

Aircraft Drawings

Comprehensive list of planes with 3rd angle projections

Review of the Multiplex MiniMag


Review of the Multiplex Magister