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: