Machine and shop tools are one of the popular subjects for model engineers to model. Above is a triphammer made by Jerry Kieffer. The model is left unpainted so that it can be seen that no fillers were used. This section contains other non-engine projects as well.
One of the sections below features several builders who make models of machine tools, but model engineers make other things as well, ranging from RPM gauges to cranes and construction equipment to model cement mixers. The dividing line between model makers and model engineers gets a little vague in this area, but in general model makers are more concerned with the look of scale detail while model engineers assure that the model reproduces all the function of the original.
Steam and internal combustion engines plus model machine tools from India
In addition to engines, his other projects include dynamos to cement mixers.
Makers of miniature machine tools and model machine shops
A sub-section including a special kind of model engineering
Scientific instruments and technical projects that border on art
If you are interested in the small model gas engines manufactured to power model airplanes, boats and cars, see the special section on Model Engine Manufacturers. These men were a special breed of model engineer who designed and built engines out of the love for their hobby.
If you have additional information on a project or builder shown on this site that your would like to contribute, please e-mail craig@CraftsmanshipMuseum.com. We also welcome new contributions. Please see our page at www.CraftsmanshipMuseum.com/newsubmit.htm for a submission form and guidelines for submitting descriptive copy and photos for a new project.
section is sponsored by SHERLINE
PRODUCTS INC., Vista, CA,
manufacturers of tabletop machine tools and accessories.
To learn how your company or organization can sponsor a section in the Craftsmanship Museum, please contact craig@CraftsmanshipMuseum.com.
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