There’s a time to stand back and admire what engineers can, and have, achieved.
Just recently I’ve been amazed at the skills, adaptability, tenacity, and enterprise that my friend Theo Wilford and his colleagues David and Rick Bremner have demonstrated over the past few years.
From scratch the trio have built a perfect replica WW1 Bristol Scout reconnaissance aeroplane, no. 1264.
This is been undertaken not in some large hangar with a vast array of machinery to hand, but literally on garage benches and in back gardens with parts stashed behind the sofa when not being worked on.