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Roelf Valkema wrote on June 23, 2018:
Many thanks David for showing me your excellent models, which are pieces of modelled history. All worthy museum pieces. Roelf from Oegstgeest the Netherlands
Joel Fritsche wrote on May 29, 2018:
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
Bill Tranter wrote on May 20, 2018:
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.
Carol Ann Garratt wrote on February 7, 2018:
Many thanks for a wonderful history lesson. The models are absolutely amazing. They are a delight to see.From Worthington Springs USA
Robert Harrison wrote on September 1, 2017:
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
Martin Freston wrote on August 6, 2017:
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
Laurie Thorpe wrote on April 19, 2017:
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.
Robert Langlands wrote on March 15, 2017:
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
Eur Ing John S Allen past President Newcomen Society wrote on January 19, 2017:
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.
Jim Ranaham wrote on January 8, 2017:
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
John Reeves wrote on January 6, 2017:
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.
Hans van Oerle wrote on December 2, 2016:
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"
Gianni Dainotti wrote on August 20, 2016:
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 !
Andrey and Anastasia Ryakhorsky wrote on August 16, 2016:
Fabulous work + exhibition! thank you very much, breathtaking, from Moscow, Russia-with love!
Michael Grace President Newcomen Society Science Museum wrote on August 5, 2016:
Incredible and very valuable models of international importance which have revealed much new knowledge on the history of early steam engines.
Joel Fritsche Director Ride Engineering Division Walt Disney California wrote on July 22, 2016:
A joy of my life to see your things and to get to know you. Thank you David.
Willy Porter Classical Guitarist Milwaukee wrote on July 22, 2016:
What an absolute treasure!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!
David Hulse wrote on July 19, 2016:
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
Bernard Attwood wrote on July 19, 2016:
An excellent display and one of the most interesting and absorbing visits the group has made. Thank you Stone U3A Industrial Archaeological Group.
Hannah Stokes ITV Central wrote on July 19, 2016:
David, absolutely incredible, thank you so much for time and enthusiasm. All best wishes.
Dr Malcolm Dick University of Birmingham wrote on July 19, 2016:
What a fantastic experience! These are so impressive showing conceptual understanding, historical marvels, engineering skills and artistic abilities, thank you David so much for creating them. Malcolm
William Tranter Engineering in Miniature wrote on July 19, 2016:
Fabulous models created by a fabulous engineer
Sir Richard Bailey Chairman and Managing Director Royal Doulton wrote on July 19, 2016:
The very finest-master craftsman-unique examples of a dedicated life's work. I am so proud to have the good fortune to have known and worked with David in an industry we have both loved.
Andrew Gillingham wrote on July 19, 2016:
Excellent display, I have come from Northern Victoria Australia Keep up the good work. Just amazing and so special.
Irene de Boo wrote on July 18, 2016:
Absolutely blown away. Fantastic engines and a beautiful collection. Irene de Boo, curator Industry & transport Black Country Living Museum
Andrew Lovett Director of the Black Country Living Museum wrote on July 18, 2016:
A pleasure and insperation
April White IDM MEDIA wrote on July 18, 2016:
David thank you so much for having us and letting us film your incredible engines: it has been fascinating to learn all about then over the coarse of making this film. April White IDM MEDIA
Keith Wilkinson ITV Central Birmingham wrote on July 18, 2016:
The only thing that needs to be said I have seen a work of genius!
Visitors from Lund University Sweden wrote on July 18, 2016:
We are all overwhelmed by the work research and effort. A magnificent display ans a lovely presentation. Thank you so much David
Simon Russell IDM MEDIA wrote on July 14, 2016:
This has been absolutely fascinating, and a joy to film!Thank you so much for all of your help and the incredible experience of viewing your wonderful models up close!
John Ogbourne President Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia wrote on July 13, 2016:
Many thanks for your friendly welcome last week, and for your presentation of the models. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and It was very interesting to hear the history of the development of atmospheric engines and their important part in the development of the industrial revolution. I certainly came away with the feeling that I had met no ordinary man ! With very best wishes, John Ogbourne President Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia
Jerry Hagon wrote on March 4, 2016:
Model-making virtuosity gone mad! An incredible achievement with a pathological attention to detail! These must be among the best models anyone has ever produced.
Joel Fritsche Walt Disney Imagineering wrote on December 7, 2015:
David I visited your home and models last September with my wife and learned of your book in work. I am anxious to get one. Let me know when it is available. Joel Fritsche Walt Disney Imagineering
Terry Bullard wrote on November 20, 2015:
Outstanding research, attention to detail and craftsmanship. An inspiration to Model Engineers everywhere.....must visit soon and see these lovely engines working.
Les Tolson wrote on October 18, 2015:
Was pleased to meet you at the Warwick show like the Website very informative. Also some Very nice Models on show.forgot to say shame you cannot make any more bricks you said you had some but not enough for what i wanted.Regards Les Tolson
Steve Rowe wrote on July 21, 2015:
Hi David What a fascinating night we had at your home viewing you wonderful and so accurate models. Thank you so much for opening your door to North Staffs Model Engineering society. Your research and presentation is second to none. Best Regards Steve Rowe (1st to arrive.)
Tony Martin wrote on June 15, 2015:
David, I am just updating my 1/16th scale Watt 10HP from Plug-Tree operation to slide valve. My references for most of the model, of course from your book on rotative engines. Although I have visited many beam-engine sites I still come back to your book for info. Amazing? No! Long may you keep us informed. Regards Tony.
Chris Bell wrote on May 21, 2015:
Hi David, Wonderfull models! My Grandad, Graham Bell, always speaks highly of your models!
Chris Armstrong wrote on November 5, 2013:
fascinating site. really beautiful engines.
Toby wrote on October 29, 2013:
Having been shown the models in person by David, I agree with Nathan - they are simply superb!