The model engineer

engineer

 

As a child, [Mike Chrisp] saw a film featuring one of the great narrow gauge English locomotives. While the story was inordinately heartening, as soon as he walked out of the theatre, [Mike] said to himself that he had to have one of these locomotives. Thus began a lifelong adventure in model engineering.

[Mike] builds model locomotives and other steam-powered means of motive power. Everything from five-inch gauge locomotives to small steam tractors is liable to come out of his small workshop, all built with the machining and engineering excellence only a lifetime of experience can provide.

As for what drives [Mike] to stay in his workshop for long hours, he says his shop is just a place to be, a place to tinker, and a place to simply think about things, even if his hands aren’t getting dirty. ┬áThere’s something beautiful about that, even if [Mike] were to hide the products of his skill away from the world.

Comments

  1. t-bone says:

    All four mini-films are well worth watching.

  2. Mystick says:

    Reminds me of one of the people whom comes to the farm… he used to manufacture functioning scale model internal combustion engines… like .1L V-8′s and the like. I’m really not sure why, though. But the parts were so intricate… clockwork-like, even. They were beautiful.

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