(Well …. at least he tried…)
Last year we posted about Kevin Doveton. ‘Steamy Kevin’, as we call him, engineers and build working miniature steam engines. For that his workshop is full with precision tools; some developed and build from scratch by himself.
Recently he build a prototype of a working miniature steam outboard engine. The idea is that the final concept is build into a small boat.
Kevin, living in Napier, sells his engines to collectors on a global scale.
Alan Raubenheimer is not the youngest but 90+ yrs or not; virtually every day you can find him in his workshop adjacent to his Toy Dockyard along the main road in Napier. It’s where he with painstaking precision makes his toys; mainly using hand tools. Next to his own creations visitors see a plethora of old toys Alan collected during the years.
An impression in 24 pictures: