Monday, October 31, 2022

Night Flight

Messerschmitt BF 110G-4 equipped with radar for use as a night fighter.  
RAF Museum in London, UK.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Open Road

 Taken on a drive through the Pennines. I'm not 100% certain, but I believe I'm facing North here and that's Kirkhaugh just off to the right. 

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Because, Race Plane!

RAF Museum in London, UK.  Note the lack of ailerons; this was a wing warping design!

Monday, October 03, 2022


Seen in the Leeds Industrial Museum.  

Can you imagine the sound of the belts slapping?  Just think of all the oiling around necessary each day to keep all the shafts and idlers spinning smoothly.  

I'm reminded of a comment I saw in "Cathedrals of Steel" a small book about the railroad roundhouses at Galesburg, IL.  One 'old timer' noted that the biggest improvement ever made to the roundhouse was the introduction of electric machine tools.  Rather than running a big lineshaft system all the time you had considerably less noise by powering individual machines with individual motors that could be switched off when not needed.