If you’re like me you’ve always admired those gorgeous little working models of complex steam engines.  Companies like Stuart offer castings for these lovely beasts so that mere mortals have a shot at owning one.  These models are quite expensive to buy new and are also expensive assembled in the aftermarket.  Who wouldn’t want one sitting on display nearby?

I was going through the CNCCookbook archives and I came across a great one that had been made by a German modeler using his CNC.  He is a contributor on the HMEM boards “JimmyBondi“. His first name is Frank and he is a talented German amateur with what sounds like a day job in engineering/machining as well. He hand wrote all the g-codes to CNC these two gorgeous projects, and he did his own retrofit of CNC to a mid-sized mill and lathe that were used to build these two projects.  I just had to share it again it’s so nice:

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Something about these things just seems to fit the Christmas spirit.

Here are some other photos from the project:

Truly a staggeringly magnificent piece of work. And, this is Frank’s first engine project!

 

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