Model Steam Engines at the Science Museum
On the mezzanine floor, that you can only reach by stairs, of the Science Museum in the “Making of the Modern World” hall you can find these hand crafted beauties. The Science Museum also has a wonderful collection of beautiful antique watches.
This one shows the fire tubes that carry the hot gases from the fire box through the boiler. It was by this innovation that it was possible to transfer a great deal of heat quickly to the surrounding water, hence create and maintain a large volume of high pressure steam to drive the locomotive. The steam rises to the bubble on the top and a throttle controls the steam flow to the cylinders/pistons beneath.
And, a Rolls Royce
And, a Wooden Ship
And, on the Ground Floor
Happy traveling. :-).
When I was a boy this was always my favourite museum in London. Ten years ago I visited and I was delighted to see that they still had the mechanical exhibit that demonstrated field ploughing. I wonder if it is still there still?
February 12, 2016 at 17:13
Unfortunately I didn’t have time to see all. I know the agricultural exhibit is still there but not sure about field demonstration. If I get that way again I’ll have a look.
February 12, 2016 at 19:08
Aren’t they just exquisite! The 1911 Silver Ghost is stunning.
February 12, 2016 at 18:23
Such a lot of patient effort and such a good outcome.
When I came across the model steam engines, one was chuffed. (aaargh 😀 )
February 13, 2016 at 01:14
I think I would like a full-scale version of that Royle’s Royce please, and a driver in a fancy hat to drive me around in it. 🙂
February 15, 2016 at 02:05
Sorry full scale is not available so just drink out of this little bottle marked “Drink Me” and pretend that you are Alice.
February 15, 2016 at 15:09
But I don’t want to be eaten by a white rabbit 😐
February 15, 2016 at 23:58
You’re alright with the rabbit but watch out for the Jaberwocky. 🙂
February 16, 2016 at 15:35
Oo-er, I don’t fancy being whiffled by him in a tulgey wood.
March 9, 2016 at 21:16
Go on. Where’s your sense of adventure ?
March 10, 2016 at 08:32
It fell down a rabbit hole and hasn’t come back…
March 15, 2016 at 22:33
Now is that the right attitude for a jewel thief. 🙂
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March 16, 2016 at 14:35
Lovely shots of the engines.
February 15, 2016 at 18:29
Thank you. It was a nice little find amongst the giants. 🙂
February 16, 2016 at 00:15