Model Engineering In Thailand and South East Asia

Sold! Model Engineering Machine Tools and Accessories in Thailand

Only the foundry is left for sale.

Posted below are the details of a model engineer’s hobby workshop as sent to me in this email from Andre:-

Alan, I want to sell my whole hobby workshop.

This would be a Sieg X3 milling machine (CNC retro-fit), a Sieg lathe C6B 550 (metric ) with variable spindle speed, a lot of accessories with these two machines.

Further I have some foundry equipment: blast furnace, molding bench, two mobile containers filled with oil-bonded sand, a match plate lifter, a device for gravity casting, molding boxes, etc.Also included is an oxy-welding set…Reason for sale: Because of health problems.

All this is Sold except for the Foundry:- 

A Rare Opportunity In Thailand To Buy The Smaller Modern Machine Tools Used By Model Engineers Plus A Very Rare Foundry

I know from my own experience here in Thailand how difficult it can be to find the smaller model engineering sized lathes and milling machines. Several other people in Thailand whom i have met through my websites relate the same problems. Not only finding the right sized machines but finding a reliable and trustworthy supplier.

Even more difficult is to find somewhere or someone to make small castings for your model engineering hobby. Well, here is a ready-made foundry so that you can make your own castings – and possibly those for other people too.

This is indeed an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in home workshop, hobby machining or model engineering to get set up with some superb equipment.

Now look at what is being offered:-

Milling Machine Sieg X3 (CNC Retrofit)

Gear ratio for the Spindle in the machine head changed. Spindle has up to 5600rpm instead of 2000rpm with the original setup.
Spindle Lock for easier tool change.

I kept all the manual parts for the mill and they are included.

CNC Sieg X3 Milling Machine retro-fitted

CNC Sieg X3 Milling Machine



 Drilling capacity  25 mm
 End mill capacity  16 mm
 Face mill capacity 50 mm
Longitudinal axis (X)  400 mm
 Cross axis (Y)  145 mm
 Headstock travel (Z)  300 mm
 Throat 230 mm
 Max. distance spindle to table  380 mm
Spindle taper  R8
 Table effective size  550×160 mm
 T-slot size  12 mm
 Motor output power  600 W
 Probotix Control Unit  240 V 1 ph
 Overall Dimension (HxWxD)  1940 x 700 x 1100 mm
 Weight  ~190kg

 Lathe Sieg C6B 550 Metric (Variable Spindle Speed)

Image of Lathe Sieg C6B 550 Metric (Variable Spindle Speed)

Lathe Sieg C6B 550 Metric (Variable Spindle Speed)


 Swing over bed  125 mm
 Hole through spindle  20 mm
 Spindle taper  MT3
 Tailstock taper  MT2
 Spindle speed(variable speed)  0~2000 ±10% rpm
 Compound travel  75 mm
 Cross slide travel  110 mm
 Motor output power  800 W
 Range of Thread  0.4-3.0 mm (12 threads pitches)
 Overall dimension (LxWxH)  1140x600x450 mm
Weight (Net/Gross) 180 kg
Power Supply 240 V 1 ph

All the machines are used but in very good condition.

Accessories for the Machines

Image ov Accessories For Lathe And Milling Machine

Accessories For Lathe And Milling Machine

Foundry Equipment

Still Available

Blast Furnace

The blast furnace is a “David Gingery Style”, that means, to fire up the furnace or add more metal to the melt, you can lift the lid with a food pedal and swing it sideways. To remove the hot crucible, the body with the lid is lifted upwards with the big handle, so the crucible can be removed from the side. This is a very secure approach, because you will not be very near the hot crucible while handling it. The furnace is fired with gas, the same you use for cooking.

Image of Model Engineers Blast Furnace Gas Fired Electric Blower

Gas Fired Blast Furnace

Molding Bench

The molding bench has a grate on the top and a funnel at the bottom. While ramming your molds, excessive sand falls back into the mobile container under the bench. Two of these containers are included.

Image of Molding Bench For Model Engineering Foundry

Molding Bench

Match Plate Lifter

If you want to use match plates for molding (plates, where the model of your part is mounted on), you will use the match plate lifter to remove the match plates without destroying the imprint in the sand. The device can be used with molding boxes up to 12″x12″.

image of Match Plate Lifter Model Engineers Casting Foundry

Match Plate Lifter

Gravity Casting Device

If you want to use metal molds, this device can be used to open close the mold halves quite quickly.

image of Gravity Casting Device

Gravity Casting Device

Ingot Forms

To build up some stock of source material, use the ingot forms to produce nice bars.

image of Ingot Forms (Molds) To Cast Metal Ingots

Ingot Forms

Other Accessories

Also there are seven molding boxes of different sizes, a hand rammer, sprue templates, 20kg of bentone to mix more oil-bonded sand, some refractory cement to make plinth blocks and other stuff…

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