Easy to assemble in just 12 steps. Pre-folded. No gluing. No cutting. Ages 6 to 106. Fun for all the family on those rainy days.
The Engine House: To prevent mine shafts from filling up with water, each tin mine had to have its own pumping engine, capable of pumping 3400 gallons of water per minute. The ‘Cornish Pump’ was housed in a solid granite building to protect it from the Cornish Climate.
This construction was called an ‘engine house’ and was the sturdiest building within the mine complex. It had to be strong enough not only to house the machinery but also support the massive beams that worked the pumps. It is therefore not surprising that so many engine houses still survive and form an integral part of the Cornish skyline.
Dimension when built: H – 18cm W-9cm L-15.5cm