Military Wireless Museum .... The Enigma

Fantastic day at the Military Wireless Musem with the visit of Dr Mark "Enigma" Baldwin. He is an international expert and professional speaker on the Enigma Machine, the History of Cryptography, and the Special Operations Executive, and has delivered more than 700 talks to over 60,000 people on these topics, all over the world. It was fantastic to get so close with "hands on" a real machine. The museum thanks Mark for his visit.

So, having an original Enigma carrying case I decided it was high time to try annd make a replica. In a real machine there are several hundred parts, some cast, some machined. 3D prining would be the way to go but I do not have a 3D printer. So, it will be down to the good old fashioned Junior Hacksaw and hammer basically. I did find somewhere though ages ago a plug board, the key holder and the lamp holder so there's the start.

I found a great website with detailed drawings
of the Enigma parts, great for getting dimensions etc.
a typical drawing from that site.

The Military Wireless Museum is now open for group visits. Individuals can still be accommodated.
Booking through the usual channels, see website.
Museum Opening Times
In general there are no 'fixed' opening times. We are able to welcome visitors at nearly anytime.
Please contact us with the date/time you would like to call and we will be happy to throw open the doors.
In the unlikely event we are otherwise engaged we hope you will be able to re-schedule your planned visit.

Contact Ben on 01562 743253
or email at: [email protected]
opening times on request.
Many thanks.

To Contact me, please send an e-mail to: Ben Nock, G4BXD

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