This fascinating memoir is a must-read for any model engineering enthusiast.
Having spent seven decades pursuing this hobby (without any technical qualifications), the author shares his passion, talent and a plethora of anecdotes to encourage more people to get bitten by the bug, and continue this dying art before it is resigned to the history books.
Filled with intricate details about the author’s different model engineering projects (clock-making, building and repairing miniature railway engines), superb photographs, success stories and the ups and downs of being blessed with the engineering gene, this book will entertain all who read it.
As well as this, the author also shares a charismatic snapshot into his personal and family life, too, which gives the reader a wonderful glimpse of decades gone by. Having been a member of the Bromsgrove Society and worked on the Wythall Transport Museum Miniature Railway, there is plenty of local interest to draw on in this educational read, too.
Anyone in search of inspiration to keep on pursuing this hobby will find plenty of sage advice, tips and motivation here. The kind of knowledge and expertise shared in this book is becoming scarcer, so buy it now and learn the real tricks of the trade from a seasoned professional.