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Many thanks David for showing me your excellent models, which are pieces of modelled history. All worthy museum pieces. Roelf from Oegstgeest the Netherlands
David You have done incredible honouring and preserving this history. The world owes you great thanks. I appreciate you dedication and search for historical accuracy. Thanks for your perseverance at pushing it to publication. I have already told a technical library in the USA about this and will tell others. Joel Fritsche Joel is the Executive director, Ride Engineering division Walt Disney Imagineering Glendale California
David’s website is superb, like all his models, which are fulfilling a huge gap in the history of the steam engine (and especially atmospheric engines!), showing people how they were built, how they worked, and perhaps most importantly, WHY they were built the way they were, which all the ‘history’ records never revealed.
Many thanks for a wonderful history lesson. The models are absolutely amazing. They are a delight to see.From Worthington Springs USA
Dear David, Finally, we got to the Post Office yesterday – so now I have your book!! It looks very interesting; it must be very satisfying to be such a practical and knowledgeable person, with all the things you have done and can make.Robert Harrison 'Ars Ceramica' New York
Dear David Thank you so much for your time on Saturday. Mike and I were fascinated by your work and the history of early steam engines. What a wonderful record and models of our industrial history, which you have spent a lifetime researching and are giving the Nation... Thank you We enjoyed our visit to the Etruria Ind Museum in the afternoon which was in steam. All the best Martin
I am in total awe of your skills and cannot find sufficient words of praise for your achievements.I have a model railway which pales into insignificance and I have to bow to a true master.
Hello David,Thank you for your email and the fantastic video.I have seen your engines on your website and they are works of art, the video on the other hand shows the true beauty of these engines.They are the finest models I have ever seen.Thank you for sharing them
It is a privilege to be asked to open this exhibition at Shugborough,for this is is a very unique occasion. We are able to examine six of the finest engineering models extant which relate to this type of engine construction. All have been produced with infinite skill and devotion to accurate detail by Mr David Hulse, and some have won gold medals at National Model Contests. He is indeed a master craftsman and model engineer.
I had a quick word with Irene at the Black Country Museum, about your generous decision re: the engine models. Apart from the historic and research importance of your collection, it is a 'once in a career' opportunity for a curator to be involved with something like this. From the Industrial Heritage community, THANK YOU. And of course, from the Newcomen Society, THANK YOU too. Jim Ranaham
I attended your talk in Birmingham to the Newcomen Society when I saw a flyer for it by chance. It turned out to be the most fascinating presentation that I have been privileged to attend. Anyone who has the opportunity to see your work is recommended to do so and your skills and models are a true tribute to the geniuses who designed and built the originals at the start of the industrial age.
Just discovered your site, I have your two books about the construction of the models already several years and read and re-read them with great pleasure. Nice to know now the "Man behind the Machines"
Simply fabulous. A great work that signals a passion for steam and machines. These are concepts that I try to teach to my pupils during my courses and always the old story catches their attention. My compliments for this invaluable work that will stay for the next future !
Fabulous work + exhibition! thank you very much, breathtaking, from Moscow, Russia-with love!
Incredible and very valuable models of international importance which have revealed much new knowledge on the history of early steam engines.
A joy of my life to see your things and to get to know you. Thank you David.
What an absolute treasure!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!
Listed here are a selection on comments written in my guestbook by visitors who have been to my home to see the engines at Stone in Staffordshire. They can all be seen in a room created for display. Visitors are most welcome to come along and view all the engines working as they would have done in the 18th century. Email me first. With Kind Regards David Hulse
An excellent display and one of the most interesting and absorbing visits the group has made. Thank you Stone U3A Industrial Archaeological Group.
David, absolutely incredible, thank you so much for time and enthusiasm. All best wishes.