Did you take any pictures? I would love to see the instruments. My dad is a proper instrument engineer, with a background in the Nuclear industry, I bet he would love to see those too. As you say, the skill is properly mind boggling, the same sort of level as required when scratch building a watch. How many folk on the planet can do that?Renegadenemo wrote:
What you can't see from the photos is that at the back of the engine is a complete set of 1/5th scale working instruments along with lube oil tanks, electrics and coolant rad's. Nor can you see by looking that the magnetos each contain coils wound from the earpieces of mobile phones using wire 0.001" in diameter and that they can deliver 48 sparks on each revolution to Barry's 1/5th scale spark plugs down those stainless braided cables. It's absolutely mind boggling, it really is.
Ill have to start subscribing to Model Engineer again. The trouble is that I have enough on my plate with keeping on top of a Ducati, a Laverda, a Triumph TR6, as well as my PPL ticket.
From looking at the latest POTDs, you aren't doing too bad for a Fitter Bill! :p