About Us

About Minitech Engineering & Model Supplies

Here we sell small lathes, milling machines, (including affordable CNC Mills) for light engineering and home workshops. Our range includes the world famous Sieg lathe and Sieg Milling machines. These machines are prefixed with the codes C1, C2 and C3 as well as X1, X2 and X3 respectively.
 
We stock a range of spare parts for Sieg, Myford and other machines. Not all of this range is on the website, we may have that spare part after all!
 
Lathe tools and milling tools are almost always in stock as well as all the necessary tools, such as lathe cutting tools, slitting saws, end mills and slot drills, centre squares, milling vice, collet chucks, boring tools and lathe chucks. 
 
We keep a comprehensive supply of taps and dies and specialise in BA taps, dies and fasteners. Measuring tools such as micrometers, dial indicators surface plates and surface gauges are in stock. Some of our most popular products are the laser centre edge finder, live and dead centres, drill chucks and drill arbors.
 
There is a large supply of small drill sizes ranging from 0.35mm to 12mm to choose from as individual drills as well as the comprehensive quality Dormer Drill Sets. 
 
The hobby machinist will be pleased to see the range of castings and kits for steam, internal combustion and hot air engines. Most will require a lathe and/or mill to complete. Our selection of "How to" books are designed for the beginner and advanced lathe and mill operator and include an assortment of lathe and mill projects.
 
Our supplies of mild steel, brass, bronze and silver steel are sold in 300mm lengths with the exception of some larger diameters (available in 25mm increments)The BMS or Free Machining Steel and Brass are in hex, round and square lengths. 
 
If we don't have it we can probably get it, and no matter where you are we can post it to you too.

About Me

Taking over Minitech for me is about seeing hobby engineering in all forms grow. The cost of entry into backyard engineering has never been lower and I’m keen to see as many people as possible getting back into their sheds or garages and making something!  I've been driving model steam locos since I was about 4, with steam in my veins for longer than I've had them! Whilst my formal qualifications are in Engineering (Electronics & Mechatronics) and Science (Physics), I feel that my real home is in the shed, tinkering away with the next project. Happy swarf making, Tristan