About me


My name is Calum Douglas and I live in Scotland, near Glasgow. I am a mechanical engineer specialising in piston engine design and development. In my spare time I research and write about Second World War era engine technology and assist organizations restoring warbird engines.

After qualifying as an aircraft welder, I spent 5 years working as a welder and fabricator making racing car parts near Cambridge in the UK, before leaving to become a qualified mechanical engineer at university.

This quickly became participating in Formula Student with added extras of exams to do. I graduated twice from Oxford Brookes University first with a BEng and then an MSc by research degree in 2011.

I spent the next three years working as an engine designer for Toyota Motorsport in Germany before returning to the UK and working under my own company name providing services for manufacturers such as Jaguar-Landrover and Mercedes-AMG

I now work as a freelance engineer and continue to research and write about WW2 aviation.

In my home life I spent a lot of time doing research into 3D printing, and how it can be used to create real functional complex metal castings. At home I own a very modified Ultimaker 3D printer.

I also play the guitar, and you can find a couple of recordings on this website.