Barry - thanks for your kinds words. As I get into more specific projects I'll start splitting things up I think. This thread is rather large. However as I continue to evolve the workshop and its kit I think I'll keep posting into this thread.
My first planned real engine project will be to follow a series of articles from Model Engineering Magazine called "Helping Dad Make a True Vertical Mill Engine". I have all the articles the plans and after an order this evening I believe nearly all the materials (some bought and some kindly donated by Bruce - bruedney).
This being a snap from the magazine of what I will try and achieve. If I get it looking that good AND running on my first engine build I will be a very happy man.