News and Events
Whitby Weekend was
Having been told by my wife I had to get out ‘there’ and tell
people about my inventions, it was with some trepidation
that ‘there’ turned out to be the Whitby Steampunk
On the Saturday I took a book to read to fend off boredom!
No chance. We had a brilliant weekend and couldn’t believe
how kind, interesting and creative everyone was. It was
really exciting to have the opportunity to demonstrate my
machines to so many steampunk enthusiasts and for them to
be received so positively.
We are really looking forward to the next event.
We’ll be demonstrating the working steampunk machines
throughout the event. The other products from the website
will also be on display for sale, many at special event
prices. Any made to order machines ordered at the event
will also be entitled to 15% off!
After the success of the Epizoescope, I’m currently
working on the Nempnett Thrubwell which I plan to
showcase at Bridlington.
We hope to see you there!
Looking Forward to
Race the Waves!
Race the Waves
Just got back from Bridlington - it’s been a brilliant
weekend. So much interest in the machines and our other
steampunk paraphernalia. The new Nempnett Thrubwell
Kitchen Timer Kit was very popular. It was lovely letting
people know they could now build their very own working
I’m pleased to announce that we now have a lovely
new background for our stall, on which to display and
demonstrate the working machines at Asylum. It even
has copper balls! The video shows how it was made.
Festival Lincoln 2019
We had a great time at Lincoln Asylum. Loads of
enthusiastic visitors, all very surprised to see the
Lots of Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kits sold,
ably advertised by my son who assembled one of the
kits on the stall.
As always we were amazed by the ingenuity and
creativity of the costumes worn by so many of the
visitors. Looking forward to next year…
The ‘Is It Time For Tea?’
from Lincoln, I
started working on
the “Is it time for
which has, as
I started by
learning about 3D
could be produced. As can be seen in the pictures,
Florence now has a ‘home’ and a really complicated
automaton machine to move her eyes, mouth head
and neck. I’ve been regularly posting progress
videos which can be viewed on my YouTube
We had a fabulous
time at Whitby
Florence was very
popular and told many
whether it was the
correct time for them
to have a cup of tea.
I’m always amazed at
the creativity of
steampunk enthusiasts, whether it’s their incredible
outfits and costumes, or having lovely conversations
about engineering, it really is most special.
The minute I got home the 3D printer was started to
replenish stocks of the motorised gauge kits that sold
out before the show even began!
Sadly there are no steampunk events for the
foreseeable future due to Coronavirus, so I’m making
the best of it by developing new designs and
My current long term project is Victoria the
Automaton. Following the popularity of the ‘Is It
Time For Tea?’, I thought I’d design a multipurpose
automaton that could be used in libraries to suggest
books or restaurants to suggest menus. She could
even host a quiz, a bit like a steampunk version of a
pub quiz machine. There are a series of videos on
progress so far, here.
There don’t seem to be enough hours in every day to
do everything I want. This page is consequently
regularly out of date! I do however have a Steamhead
Facebook page and a Steamhead YouTube channel,
both of which I do keep up to date with reports on my
New Kit Now Available!
As of January 2021, I’m very pleased to announce
that the new Chronograph Clock Kit is available. In
response to many requests for another steampunk kit
(from those amazing people who’ve assembled their
own Nempnett Thrubwell kits), the new kit contains
all 120 parts required to construct your very own
This kit offers you the chance to build a beautiful
working steampunk clock from scratch. You’ll first
need to prepare and stick together the many unpainted
components before painting them in your choice of
colours. Then finally assembling your painted and
polished, individually numbered (as always) clock.