Around the years 2001 / 2 I had a fight with a HP 20" monitor and lost. This compressed my spine and give trouble from time to time. I means that when I sit down I have trouble getting up and lifting heavy weight.
This weekend it went on the attack again, so sitting down or rather getting out of a chair is painful. This time I have not needed any painkillers, so it is not as bad as last time.
I have managed a trip out and managed some pictures.
These are all in my garden
I manage this last night but not my best as my telescope is heavy and I can't set it up until the back is better.
On Sunday (see last blog), leaving the trains and small engines behind it was time to visit the main beam engine room. This you have to pay to get into but is well worth the £6 fee. It is so interesting that you really can leave your troubles behind. Hard hats have to be worn which do interfere with taking pictures but can be got round.
This is used to start the flywheel in motion.
The flywheel and it weights 52 tons moves at 10.6 RPMs
One of the two parts of the beam weight is 47 tons
Two of the other engines to be restored
Doing the oily bits
All the volunteers are dress as Victorians
Well that is it but if you are in the UK or having a visit to Southeast Londod look up Crossness on the internet
Last Sunday three of us went to look over a Victorian Pumping station up at Abbey Wood (South London). We arrived just before it opened at 10:30. The Engine shed was open so while we waited for the main hall to open we took a look round.
My two friend looking a part of the body of a train they are hoping to restore and use as a park and ride.
One of the smaller engines.
On the way round to the main hall we passed this, Now I would not want to change this too often.
Arriving at the main hall which was free to enter, there are lots of working engine working on compressed air.
I couldn't get a good shot of this but it was worth seeing.
I wish I could have had a video camera to show some of the working ones.
I still have lots to process, so watch this space for the main engine room