The aim of the course is to enable you to produce model engineering
components work using machinery safely and accurately.
On completion, you should be able to:
The following topics will be covered during the course:
Learners will receive tuition and guidance on a one-to-one basis, tailored to the level of development and choice of project. Demonstrations are given throughout the course on a range of skills and techniques appropriate to the individual learner's needs.
Students work on individual projects and learn new skills/techniques as required.
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
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 workshop environment.
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).