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Model Steam Engines at the Science Museum

Model of Shand Mason Steam Fire Engine at the Science Museum

Model of Shand Mason Steam Fire Engine

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.

Model of Alexandra Steam Train

Model of Alexandra Steam Train

 

Model of Stephenson's Long Barrel Locomotive

Model of Stephenson’s Long Barrel Steam Locomotive

 

Model of Austria Locomotive

Model of Austria Steam Locomotive

 

Model of Cramptons Locomotive

Model of Crampton’s Steam Locomotive

 

Model of American 4-4-0 Locomotive

Model of American 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive

 

Model Steam Train

Model Steam Train

 

Model Steam Train Showing Exposed Fire Tubes

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

Model of Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1911

 

And, a Wooden Ship

Model Wooden Ship at the Science Museum

Model Wooden Ship

 

And, on the Ground Floor

Rocket Model Steam Train

Model of the Rocket Steam Train

 

Royal George No 5 Model Steam Train

Royal George No 5 Model Steam Train

 

Happy traveling. :-).