2001 - 2014.    

a miniature one-inch swing scale model lathe

Welcome to the Engineman's model engineering web site. This site was started in 2001 and at that time was one of very few about this topic on the web. Happily many excellent sites have appeared over the intervening years! I since started a new site ModelEngines.info in 2007 which now has grown to over a hundred pages.

On the Models page you will find a photo gallery of miniature steam plants, stationary and marine engines, boilers, tools and working ornaments that I have constructed over the past twenty-five years. The Workshop page is dedicated mostly to the tiny microlathe I used to make these things, and to a new minilathe that I purchased to ease the burden in future.

In the meantime I have kept the old site on line purely for archival purposes. It was designed before tablets or smartphones and when almost all computer monitors had a standard 3:2 ratio of width to height and most were 800 x 600 pixels. This standardization was great - a website looked exactly the same wherever it was viewed. It is not the same today and it became necessary to bring this ancient website into the "TwentyTeens". Although some visual gimmicks are now lost, the theme is the same and I have located as many of the original pictures as possible and been able to reproduce them in higher resolution. I am hoping these improvements will add a new sparkle to this old cyber relic!

The models on this site were made just for fun, and in the same spirit I invite you to cruise down through the photos on the Models page which are accompanied by my comments.

- John           

An exact scale model of an 1890's T.A. Maclean steam sawmill engine

A close up view of the crankshaft and flywheel of a small model mill engine made from castings and using a Taig lathe

The complete mill engine above set up as a working plant with boiler and dynamo

Click on the

Engineman's Models page

for these and lots more engines and boilers!

Since 2007 I have also had a different and larger website on line as well:

However I didn't want to disturb the basic elements this site since many of you have told me that you check back here often.
My newer website contains some pages taken from this site as well.

To continue on with this version of my old Engineman site use these links:



All rights reserved.   © John R. Bentley 2001 - 2014.