Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 18, 2015

Because It's Friday

It takes a little steam engine to start a honking huge one:


Deadstick said...

Ooo, I can just feel the enthalpy...;-)

Phil said...

I couldn't figure out what they were doing for work until I Googled it,
Giant water pumping stations.

Wicked interesting, I love old machinery.
18 RPM is actually a pretty good clip for the amount of rotating weight they have going on there.

I have seen the concept of a little motor used to start a bigger motor a few times, old Caterpillars had that set up on them, they call the little motors "Pony Motors".

Thanks for the clip, it's much better viewing in Full screen, you get a better sense of just how massive they are when you first notice the connecting rod starting to move and the giant freaking End Cap come into view.