The Virtual Factory

The Virtual Factory

We believe the scale modelling industry is in the middle of a big change, perfectly mirroring manufacturing in the real world. Instead of companies producing complete kits they are outsourcing much of the material and ending up with better kits overall. The average model builder can also improve his models by using all kinds of after-market parts to enhance a model. There are businesses producing outstanding parts all over the world.

Modeller’s Workshop is right in the middle of this revolution by designing parts for 3D printing, photo-etching, and laser-cutting for any model in any scale.

This page is organized as if you were looking to build a prototype part or machine, make a small run, or build a single scale model from scratch. We are in contact with all these producers and are satisfied that they will meet your most exacting requirements.


Basic Building Materials–Scale construction materials. US site.–Dave cuts wood to order and is in Ohio.— Egor makes his own rope for scale model builders. He’s in Canada.

Plans and Building Information–Good documentation of kits.–Dave Mainwaring’s blog of R/C Star sailing.–Ship Modelling for Dummies. A very good primer.

R/C Sailing Spars, Sails, and Blocks–Patrick has the blocks and rigging you need. He ships daily.– Brian is a builder of custom sails.–Tony and Mike are very knowledgeable about R/C sailing, and are in Canada!

American Model Yachting Association Classes We design many boats for this class and continue to design more of them all the time.

R/C Engines and Controls Excellent resource for brushed and brushless DC motors. They will design an engine for your special application, if they don’t have one that fits your needs.

Fine Scale Model Parts–The reference on Pocher parts.–Some of the best accessories around.


Model Airplane Sites Model Aces | Pro-Built Scale Model Aircraft–Some very nice airplane models.

Model Motorcycle and Car Sites
www, – An inspirational collection of motorcycle builds of different scales and brands.–Builders of great Pocher models.–Interesting kits and models.–The art of extreme detail.–Another side of the car modelling hobby.–A huge modelling forum site.–Diecast and model site.

Model Ship Sites–Building thread for the ENVOY Admiralty Tug.–Building thread of the Yorkshireman Tug. Great fun.–John Andela, of Whitby, Ontario is one the best model builders I know.–Interesting series of books.
www.beagle.html–One of Montreal’s finest groups of model builders.–A Canadian forum, and seller of some really great kits.

Brass Fittings–Roger Cousineau, in Florida, does some fine work in brass.

Craftsmanship–Joe Martin Foundation museum of fine craftstmanship.

Museums–The National Museum of the US Air Force.–Musee de la Marine in Paris.

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