To answer your question, Very close to the T/M Museum, including being patrons of the museum in an attempt to support the art form. Funny you bring up Mr. Robertson (Bill), because I was incredibly fortunate to have the chance to sit in front of Twin Manor with him and pick his brain on translating full size fine woodworking to 1/12 scale. As I mention in my intro, creating ways (i.e. holding, cutting, and repeatable process jigs along with the tooling) to make to the translation at the very highest level possible is what draws me to miniatures. For instance, the dentil molding jig is more or less a simple 1/12 version of tooling I've used to make the real thing. I'm a frugal spender so often times my invention is born from need and an enormous lack of patience.
One final point I'll share about the last two years moving into Miniatures. The entire community is one of the most welcoming group (from newbie to world famous Master) of soles I've run across in my travels and I'm thankful to share my journey with you all...
I hope it's OK to share few more photo's
Teak and Brass turning experiments
Scale router bit making set up
Rail, Style and Grill tooling experiments