Impressed with engineering

I am interested in all sorts of things, big things, little things, things that float, sink or fly. Follow this with I like to be entertained means I go wow, ooh and arh and forget the detail quickly but remember I liked it.

I was very impressed with this floaty-thing in Portsmouth. I appreciate it has been lovingly restored but I am sure it was like this during service.

It was mixed power, sail and engine: the engine was impressive.

The piston rod is, I would think, 8 inches in diameter here, and in a car there are less than half an inch.

The miles of rope all had a purpose. It would be a good thing to see this under sail.

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