Words of Advice:

"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

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 18, 2015

Because It's Friday

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

2 comments:

Deadstick said...

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

Phil said...

Monsters!
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.