You should bring safety glasses with you if you have them, but they will be
provided for those who do not have any. Overalls and sturdy shoes/safety boots
must be worn - the wearing of trainers will not be permitted in the
You will need to source and supply most of your own materials for this
course. Castings for model steam locomotives and clock components are usually
found in modellers magazines. Some minor materials may be available for purchase
at low cost from the tutor.
You will be able to use a small welding workshop with heat treatment
resources. Other available machinery include: Centre lathes Myford 7, Harrison
M300, Colchester student - six others of this size- Harrison M400), vertical
milling machines (5 machines available, some with digital readouts), horizontal
milling machines (2 available), grinding machines (1 surface grinder, 2 bench
grinders for tool sharpening).
This is a termly course, meaning it is part of a series of
three individual courses each lasting one term. Students who have completed the
first term receive priority over other applicants. Students wishing to enrol on
all three terms at once may do so by calling 01225 350035.