A PennyFakeThing has been created in Oamaru.
I have documented the progress with modern picture capturing aparatus. Click on the link above.
This machine will allow me to roll backbones to the desired radius now that suitable rollers have been made.
The next project is to have rollers made in order to facilitate the
creation of profiles for the rims and then to roll them to the desired
I have been working on a streamliner recumbent design that is
Monocoque in contruction. That is the suspension, drive train and seat
etc all bolt to the body shell directly. This results in a stiffer and
lighter design but has taken some careful thought prior to starting