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Atmospheric Steam engine ca. 1750-1805
Source of Flat, Round belts for your antique machine
where to get some new flat belts for your machine
Marine Engineering History.
A neat UK page with great pictures of old engines, both steam and diesel, from the past. Including a tribute to the
engineers of R.M.S. TITANIC who all went down with their ship.
.CarrLlane.com/trigbook/trigfrmindex.html
tables and Machinist specifications.
goldmachinery.com
Antique machines for sale from a machine dealer, click on the antiques
section of their invintory  goldmachinery.com   
www.pledge.co.uk. .Engine Turning and Ornamental Turning.  David Pledge of Pledge & Alworth Engine
Turners (London, UK) . Extensive information about the history and use of these machines, as well as vast
amounts of information about practical applications, are available on their informative and
constantly-updated website at
Not strictly a web link but Steve Chastain sells exact dimensioned drawings and
data for a very successful small cupola.  This little furnace is one of the few I have
ever heard of which produced nice hot iron the very first heat! Well designed and
strongly built. If you are interested, contact him direct at the following address:  
Steve Chastain
****                              2925 Mandarin Meadows Dr
                                  .Jacksonville, FL 32223
Model Engineering Support Page.
Well-done UK site for home machinists and steam engine
enthusiasts. Generous links.
Lathes.co.uk Home Page
Lathes for Sale           Millers, Grinders, Shapers for Sale           Wood Lathes for
Sale          Lathe Buying Advice         The Lathe - Parts Identification
Instruction Books & Manuals            Machine Tool Catalogues        Lathe Use - Hints
and Tips         Electrical Matters           Belt Supplies
Lathe & Home-workshop Books            Lathe Accessories and Spares         Screwcutting           
 
Fitting a New Chuck
Museums
Kew Bridge Steam Museum.
Some of the most famous and beautiful, preserved, working
steam engines in the world! The famous engines of the Kew
Bridge Pumping Station, on the Thames above London, are
truly awesome; you have to see them to believe anything this
incredible and huge could be made of metal by human hands.
British Horological Institute.
A large site from this prestigious organization. A must-see if you
love old clocks, watches, and the history of timekeeping. Plenty
of information here.
Maritime History Virtual Archives.
Just what it claims to be! Tons of info here on nautical history and old ships.
Woodworking Links
my-grain.com         Antique
woodworking  Machinery collection
hit antique machinery section
Tuton press
austrailian woodwork
A-line machine tool Co.
fine woodworking
Woodwright's Museum
Inlay.com
A&A woodworking
Machinery
McMaster Co.
Veneer Prouducts Inc.
Van dyke's Restorer's
Ornamental Turning.
Steve Johnson, loves Holtzappfel ornamental lathes; and his massive site cov
Engineering ering their history and the gorgeous work they can do is truly an
awesome piece of work! Don't miss it! Even if you're not into fine
woodturning or antique machinery, this is an impressive example of a website
created by an individual out of sheer dedication. Excellent graphics, links,
and layout.
my-grain.com                     Antique woodworking
collection
hit antique machinery section     Click
here
Miss. Interesting stuff      
                              
Monty
Python.
What
can I
say? If
you're
not a
Python
fan,
then get
outta
here!
Downlo
ad
complet
e
scripts,
etc.
PythOnline.
This is the
official Monty
Python
homepage,
presided over
by Eric Idle,
with all sorts
of neat
T-shirts and
other goodies
you can order.
For the true
Pyton fan;
don't miss it!
Perio
d
Costu
me
Some

really
cool
openi
ng
graph
ics,
lots
of
neat
info
and
links.
Na
mari
e's
Sco
ttish

Lin
ks.
Terr
ific!
ZIL
LIO
NS
of
link
s to
ever
ythi
ng
Sco
ttish
.
Tannahill
Weavers
One of the
best groups in
the world!
Guitar, fiddle,
flute, Scottish
bagpipes and
sweet
harmonies on
traditional and
contemporary
ballads.
Available on
tape or CD,
too.
Google
This is now
our Search
Engine of
choice. Lean
and mean, not
cluttered up
with
advertisements
and
slowloading
graphics.
Excellent
search
algorythm.
AltaVis
ta
Anothe
r
excelle
nt
Search
Engine,
and
very
good
for
Internat
ional
searche
s.
Not strictly a web link but Steve Chastain
sells exact dimensioned drawings and data
for a very successful small cupola.  This
little furnace is one of the few I have ever
heard of which produced nice hot iron the
very first heat! Well designed and strongly
built. If you are interested, contact him
direct at the following address:  
Steve
Chastain
                             2925 Mandarin
Meadows Dr.
                                   
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Vintage Computers
and
Related Stuff              
(Antique Machines of the future)
The OAK Repository,
CP/M Archives
Remember CP/M?
Well, it is still around
and there are tons of
programs hoarded
away on the Net for it.
Perhaps the best
collection is in the
OAK Repository.
Many hundreds of
programs for all your
favourite old machines,
KayPro,
CompuPro-Godbout,
NorthStar, etc.
Borland Online
Museum
Borland Turbo Pascal
and Turbo C were
among the finest
programming
environments for many
early platforms.
Borland has placed
several early DOS
versions of both in their
online museum for free
download. My
favourite for PC was
Turbo Pascal 5.0.
Simtel.Net
MS-DOS
Archives
Here is the
best online
collection of
DOS
software of all
types for
older PC's. A
little bit of
everything is
here! Plan on
spending quite
a few visits to
browse all of
it; it is HUGE!
Steve McCoy's
TRS-80 Site
Here is an
excellent site
for TRS-80
fans. I still have
a pair of the
monster Model
12's with twin
8 in. floppy
drives. With
Pickles &
Trout CP/M,
this was real
seat-of-the-pant
s computing!
Herb Johnson's S-100
Pages
Herb is the premier online
authority for S-100
computing and for a number
of years wrote the
well-known "Dr. S-100"
column for the The
Computer Journal. His site
has a wealth of info and he
is happy to send copies
from his extensive collection
of original manuals and
documentation at nominal
charges.
Vintage Computer Festival
This is an annual event in Silicon
Valley, with a huge flea market
and many exhibits celebrating
our computing heritage. These
chaps have one of the finest
collections of older computers
and a terrific pool of expertise to
call on if you need answers to
questions regarding a vintage
machine or program. Their
LINKS page is the finest on the
Web.
The Analytical Engine
The first true computing machine, built by Charles Babbage in the Nineteenth Century. This beautiful steel and
brass mechanical marvel embodied most of the concepts of modern computer function. Many of the principles of
computer programming were pioneered for this machine by Lady Ada Augusta, Countess of Lovelace, the first
true programmer. The Ada language was named in her honour. This is a wonderful and marvelously crafted site,
worthy of an extended visit! Henry Ledgard, a professor of computer science and a well-known author on
programming languages, wrote a marvelous book in the early 1980's which was built on the premise that
Sherlock Holmes had known of the Analytical Engine and employed it in many of his investigations. FROM
BAKER STREET TO BINARY, MacGraw-Hill, 1983, is written in the best Holmesian style and is both fun
reading and an excellent tutorial on computer use and programming from the world's most famous detective and
deductive reasoner. The popularity of this book led to two more, ELEMENTARY BASIC and ELEMENTARY
PASCAL, both of which are most excellent reading and a welcome addition to anyone's lilbrary if one is lucky
enough to come across them.
The Manchester Baby
Largely neglected by American computer historians,
the Manchester SSEM or "Baby" as it was
affectionately called, built in the late 1940's at the
University of Manchester, was the first computer
which had all the normal components we now regard
as characteristic of a basic computer system. On 21st
June 1948, it ran the world's first successfully stored
program and could handle any short user program
from its electronic memory. This led immediately to a
full sized system, the Manchester Mark 1, and further,
to the world's first commercially available system, the
Ferranti Mark 1.
     


ABANA
Artists and Blacksmiths Association of North America
www.abana.org  

BABA
British Artists and Blacksmiths Association
www.baba.org.uk  

WRABA
Western Reserve Artists and Blacksmiths Association
www.wraba.com  

SOFA
Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil Association.
www.sofasounds.com  

PAABA
Pittsburgh Area Artists Blacksmiths Association
www.paaba.net  

Hephaistos
Site for the superb German based magazine on the art of forged iron.
Die Welt der Metallgestaltung  





National Ornamental Metals Museum
National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
www.metalmuseun.org  
Blacksmith links
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F O R U M S

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club (B.A.E.M.) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bayareaenginemodelersclub/

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club (B.A.E.M.) !

Florida Association of Model Engineers http://www.floridaame.org/ - Very active and easy to use! Hobbicast http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hobbicast/ - Home foundryman's discussion forum Portland Model Engineers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/portlandmodelengineers - Forum for P.M.E. Club Practical Machinist http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/index.php - The Manufacturing Forum. Quorn Build Blog http://thebloughs.net/hobbies/metalworking/quorn/ - Detailed step by step to build the Quorn Quorn Owners http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quorn_owners/ - Group for Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder owners.

C L U B S

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club http://www.nvbackflow.com/engines/ - Club site is fairly up to date. Cabin Fever Expo http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com/ - Not club but when you need it most, a good get-together! Colorado Model Engineering Society http://www.metal-club.org - Lots of good info and tips. Florida Association of Model Engineers http://www.floridaame.org/ - Active group with an up to date website. Kansas Association of Model Engineers http://www.geocities.com/steammodel/index.html New England Model Engineering Society http://www.neme-s.org - A very busy calendar and lots of website info. North American Model Engineering Society http://www.modelengineeringsoc.com/ - Yup, the one & only! Packards International http://www.packardsinternational.com/ - Devoted to the Packard Motor Car. Packards of Oregon http://www.packardsoforegon.com/ - I really like Packards. PortlandTechShop http://www.portlandtechshop.com/ - Co-op workshop with tools for fabric, wood, metal working Ridge Live Steamers http://www.ridgeclub.org - Over two miles of 7" track in Florida. Toronto Society of Model Engineers http://www.tsme.ca - 75 years old, active and well organized. C L I E N T S Abundant Renewable Energy http://www.abundantre.com/ - We make patterns for them. Barr Casting http://www.barrcasting.com/ - High quality Brass, Bronze, and Aluminum sand castings. Hillcrest Shops http://hillcrestreedley.com/products_shop.html - We produce some of their castings. M & S Hydraulics http://www.antiqueshockabsorbers.com/ - We make patterns for their reproduction car parts. Varicast http://www.varicast.com/ - A true jobbing foundry for quality iron and steel castings. Yakima Press Co. http://www.yakimapress.com/ - They sell quality cider presses; we make their patterns. S U P P L I E R S A2Z CNC Products http://www.a2zcnc.com/default.asp - Desktop machine accesories and jewelry tools. ASAP Source http://www.asapsource.com/public/index.asp - Raw metals in most shapes and sizes. Asbury Carbon http://www.asbury.com/ - The world's graphite and carbon source. Bill Reicherts Model Engine Plans http://www.billreichart.com/ - The source for model engine construction plans. Campbell Tools Co. http://www.campbelltools.com/ - Lathes, mills, metals, books, videos. Classic Motors http://www.classic-motors.at/ - Casting kits for scale model pioneer gas 4-stroke engines. Coles Power Models http://www.colespowermodels.com/ - Casting kits for gas, steam, sterling, hot air engines. Dale's Plugs and Plans http://www.daledetrich.com/ - Model spark plugs and plans for engines to put them in. Debolt Machine, Inc. http://www.deboltmachine.com/ - Scale engine kits, parts, lubricators, fuel systems, tools. Engineer's Emporium http://www.theengineersemporium.co.uk/ - Petrol, steam, hot air engine kits. Jerry Howell http://www.jerry-howell.com/ - Plans and kits for Sterling, atmospheric and gas model engines Little Machine Shop http://www.littlemachineshop.com/ - Tools and replacement parts for mini lathes and mills. Marshall Machine & Engineering http://www.rockisland.com/~marshall/ - Cupola furnaces, Atlas Engines. Midwest Model Steam Products http://www.midwestmodelsteamproducts.com/ - Live steam products. Myers Engine Works http://www.myersengines.com/index.html - Ryder-Ericcson, Stirling, radial steam engines. Online Metals http://www.onlinemetals.com/ - Stainless, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, titanium, tool steel. Otto Gas Engine Works http://www.ringspacers.com - Piston rings from " to 86" diameter. Rocky's Model Engines http://home.earthlink.net/~randyarockwell/index.html - Scale model gas engine kits. Shelf Pet Models http://www.shelfpetmodels.com/ - Casting ket for 1/3 scale "Red Devil". Smal Parts, Inc http://www.smallparts.com/ - Adhesives to wire springs and everything in between. Special Shapes http://www.specialshapes.com/ - Shapes in brass for the hobbyist. H O B B Y I S T S Antiques & Scale Model Engines http://www.antiquengines.com/ - Old iron, Detroit Engine Works. George Luhrs Minature Model Engines http://www.minimodelengines.com/index2.htm - The name says it all! How To Make Springs http://home.earthlink.net/~bazillion/intro.html - Everything you need to know! Internet Craftsmanship Museum http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/index.html - Outstanding workmanship. Marv Klotz's Utilities http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz - Software/programs for people who build things. Metalworking.com http://metalworking.com/index.html - Resource for the "Rec.Crafts.Metalworking" community. Quorn Tool and Grinder Cutter http://www.thebloughs.net/hobbies/metalworking/quorn/index.php#overview Start Model Engineering http://start-model-engineering.co.uk/ - A friendly place for model engineering beginners Stationary Steam http://www.stationarysteam.com/ - Rich Carlstedt's models including his USS Monitor engine. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++