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Falkirk Wheel

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  • The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift located in Scotland, UK, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, opened in 2002. It is named after the nearby town of Falkirk which is in central Scotland.

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel lies at the end of a reinforced concrete aqueduct that connects, via the Roughcastle tunnel and a double staircase lock, to the Union Canal. Boats entering the Wheel’s upper gondola are lowered, along with the water that they float in, to the basin below. At the same time, an equal weight rises up, lifted in the other gondola. This works on the Archimedes principle of displacement. That is, the mass of the boat sailing into the gondola will displace an exactly proportional volume of water so that the final combination of ‘boat plus water’ balances the original total mass.

Each gondola runs on small wheels that fit into a single curved rail fixed on the inner edge of the opening on each arm. In theory, this should be sufficient to ensure that they always remain horizontal, but any friction or sudden movement could cause the gondola to stick or tilt. To ensure that this could never happen and that the water and boats always remain perfectly level throughout the whole cycle, a series of linked cogs acts as a back up.

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel mono conversion of a pic i really liked from a couple of years ago

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Fast Wheels Canada

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  • (wheel) change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left"

  • A circular object that revolves on an axle and is fixed below a vehicle or other object to enable it to move easily over the ground

  • (wheel) a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

  • A circular object that revolves on an axle and forms part of a machine

  • Used in reference to the cycle of a specified condition or set of events

  • steering wheel: a handwheel that is used for steering

  • a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"

  • The CANADA! Party was an official political party in the province of Quebec from 1994 to 1998. It was founded on Canada Day 1994 by federalist Tony Kondaks, former top-aide to Equality Party leader Robert Libman Its name was initially called the Canada Party of Quebec/Parti Canada du Quebec but

  • #"Canada" (Barb Jungr, Michael Parker) – 3:37 #"Nothing Through the Letterbox Today" (Jungr, Parker) – 2:43 #"One Step Away from My Heart" (Jungr, Parker) – 4:09 #"Nights in a Suitcase" (Jungr, Parker) – 4:04 #"21 Years" (Jungr, Parker) – 3:37 #"The Chosen One" (Jungr, Parker) – 3:48 #"Walking

  • A country in northern North America, the second largest country in the world; pop. 32,507,900; capital, Ottawa; official languages, English and French

  • Abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink, esp. as a religious observance

  • abstaining from food

  • abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"

  • acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"

Steampunk Beholder Miniature robot sculpture - Daniel Proulx - Canada . : Steampunk Exhibition at The Museum of the History of Science, The University of Oxford, U.K.

Steampunk Beholder Miniature robot sculpture - Daniel Proulx - Canada . : Steampunk Exhibition at The Museum of the History of Science, The University of Oxford, U.K.

The sculpture is only 4 cm large .

right upper arm : You can imagine that arm shooting a disintegrating
Newtonian beam .

Left upper Arm : Triple saw made from vintage brass clock gear .

Top Arm : Made from Mysterious yellow amber .

bottom arm : a single magnetic wheel for an alternative transport and stability .

Beholder's floats/hover above the ground . They are known to be obsessively Tyrannic .

Made by Daniel Proulx A.K.A : CatherinetteRings , Steampunk jewelry designer and sculptor

This sculpture is currently on display for the Oxford Steampunk Exhibition .



A Light in the Darkness

by Will Steed

Hastings looked down the tunnel into the darkness. He looked down at his feet. The pools of filth lay stagnant on the ground at the edges, while a stream of foulness trickled down the middle. His shoes would have make do on their own. Some yards further into the tunnel, he found a twisted piece of iron left off to the side. He knew he was in the right place. The maker's mark on the iron matched the ones taken from the smith's yard near the docks.

Still further down the tunnel, there was a branch. One would lead to the lower reaches, the other further south, towards the houses on Merchant's Row. The criminal element of the lower reaches were prime candidates for the theft of scrap iron, but something tickled at the back of Hastings' brain. His intuition told him there was a connection between the theft of the scrap iron and rumors of an alliance between technologists and the guild of merchants, but there was nothing to prove it, or even to suggest that it was more than the hunch of a detective on probation.

Hastings listened carefully. Over the rumble of the train passing above, he could hear a deep rhythmic sound coming from the tunnel that lead towards Merchant's Row. He walked cautiously down the tunnel, avoiding the splashing of walking in puddles of Ada-knew-what.

As he progressed, the rhythm grew louder and resolved itself to human voices, chanting, and the flicker of torches bounced off the wall. A cult? he thought to himself. That would be the third one this year. He reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a metal flask, holding it firmly in his hand. As he approached the source of the chanting and flickering, he unlatched a metal cylinder from the beltloop that held his coat.

Before he made his presence known, he stopped to listen. The chanting was in Latin - Laudamus te, deo omnifacente, adjuta nobis, dea technologistorum. Of course it was in Latin, he thought. Latin is the language of the Roman church, why not of other gods? This cult originator had apparently done his research on cultistry. The chanters had dark robes, chalk designs on the floor, and a brass altar. Upon the altar, the mystic theme was broken by a pile of scrap metal. Among the lead and iron piping lay a large vicegrip, a dangerously oversized blunderbuss and a rotary sawblade.

Hastings drew attention to himself by flicking the lever on the side of the metal cylinder. The snapping of a spring and the sliding of metal against metal drew the attention of two cultists, who broke from the circle of robed enchanters and advanced on him. With his truncheon extended, he let the robed chanters reach him. The chanting from the other cultists changed, growing louder as he faced the fighters: venite, surmitte nobis monstrum mechanicum. The swinging truncheon caught one cultist on the knee, his scream loud enough to be heard over the chant, which grew louder with each repetition. A blow from the second cultist knocked him to the floor, his truncheon rolling out of reach, lying halfway into the chalk circle on the floor.

The lead cultist, with a thick gold chain hanging around his neck, drew forth a glass orb and placed it on the altar as the chanting stopped, leaving a ringing in Hastings' ears, and only the screaming of the injured cultist rang through the tunnel. The cultist who had punched Hastings pulled him up by his coat-front. Hastings shook the flask in his left hand and flicked the lid off it. A smell even fouler than the stench of the effluent in the tunnels rose into the cultist's nose. The grip on his coat slackened as the cultist collapsed to the floor in a stupor.

Covering the flask once more, Hastings returned his focus to the other cultists. The torches had blown out while his attention was distracted, and the tunnel was lit by the golden glow of the orb on the altar. The light was growing fast, and Hastings and the cultists were forced to cover their eyes.

When the light cleared the pile of scrap on the altar had gone. Instead, a metal creature was suspended in mid air above the altar. A large eye in the middle surveyed the room suspiciously while metallic tentacles moved around it. The sight of metal moving like flesh made Hastings' own flesh crawl. Most of the cultists looked as shocked and sickened as Hastings, backing away towards the wa

The Way We Were ::: 1941 ::: CANADA

The Way We Were ::: 1941 ::: CANADA

Nearly forgotten now…

…but in 1940…the AVRO ANSON was all the rage!

Acquired by the RCAF in 1940 after serving with the RAF Coastal Command, the Avro Anson MK I was to become the standard twin-engined trainer for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

And the trainees came to Canada from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and even the USA.

Suddenly, Canada needed more Ansons to train future bomber (Lancaster and Halifax) pilots for the war effort, and the British who were being bombed daily by the Luftwaffe…just couldn’t produce enough.

FEDERAL AIRCRAFT was thus born in Montreal and the Anson Mark II was put into production on Canadian soil. By August 1941, the first CANADIEN-BUILT Anson flew in Montreal then complete with its' substituted North American engines…and proportionately large quantities of plywood in order to to save steel for other purposes.

Like tanks.

PLYWOOD Sherman tanks just didn’t fly as a concept. Or on the battlefield.

ALMOST 3,000 Canadian Ansons (Mark II and V) were eventually built in Montreal and Winnipeg. The USAAF even acquired 50 of them under the designation AT-20.

AVRO ANSONS were reliable, easy to fly and quite forgiving to novice pilots who were prone to making operational mistakes.

More than one airman fell in love with his Anson, and one even penned a poem of his appreciation:


Oh, the Crane may fly much faster,
Inside she may be neat,
But to me the draughty Anson
Is very hard to beat.

Her plywood may be warping,
Her window glass may crack,
But when you start out in an Anson
You know that you'll come back.

She may be a flying greenhouse,
With her windows all around,
But in that draughty Anson
You're as safe as on the ground.

She may creak and she may shudder,
As she comes out of a dive,
But if her pilot knows his stuff
She'll bring him back alive.

Her landing gear is sturdy,
It will stand for quite a drop,
If you doubt it, watch your students
Bring her in, and let her flop.

Fifteen, twenty, twenty-five,
She doesn't care a jot,
All in all, our Anson
Will stand for quite a lot.

The wind may make her weather-cock-
That's nothing to these craft,
For when you fly an Anson
You never mind a draft.

You can keep your Moth and Battle,
Your Harvard and your Crane,
Give me the good old Anson
In which our pilots train.

When she comes in with a panel,
All split from front to rear,
And the rigger starts to fix it-
They don't need a lot of gear.

A chisel and some plywood,
Some brads and a pot of glue,
Quite a bit of elbow grease
And very soon they're through.

They wheel her back out to the line,
Her Cheetahs start to cough-
Our Anson knows they're lads to train
And she's eager to be off.

-Andy, No. 7 SFTS (Fort Macleod) 1943

Ansons, while primarily functioning as trainers for aircrews, they also served as coastal patrol aircraft, search and rescue aircraft, and had the honour of starting out WW II as light bombers. They were also the first aircraft in the RAF to have retractable landing gear, albeit by hand-cranking, which took the pilot a mere 140 cranks to complete the process!

All RCAF Ansons were retired by 1954, but the RAF flew them until 1968.

The airworthy ANSON Mk V-P pictured above is undergoing maintenance at Hamilton's Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. It was a long-range, photographic reconnaissance version, all-wooden aircraft, made in 1944 by MacDonald Brothers Aircraft of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Hot Wheels Stunt World

hot wheels stunt world

    hot wheels
  • Hot Wheels is a Hardy Boys novel.

  • Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy car, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1996, when Mattel acquired rights to the Matchbox brand from Tyco.

  • Hot Wheels is a thirty minute Saturday morning animated television series broadcast on ABC from 1969 to 1971, under the primary sponsorship of Mattel Toys.

  • Retard the growth or development of

  • Frustrate and spoil

  • check the growth or development of; "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

  • a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

  • a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

  • All of the people, societies, and institutions on the earth

  • global: involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"

  • people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"

  • Denoting one of the most important or influential people or things of its class

  • universe: everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"

  • The earth, together with all of its countries, peoples, and natural features

hot wheels stunt world - Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels Readers Library (10 Books) (Scholastic Reader Level 1, Drag Race!, Off-Roading, Race the World!, Racing U.S.A., Start Your Engines, Street Heat, Stunt Show!, Monster Trucks!, To the Extreme, Wild Rides)

Hot Wheels Readers Library (10 Books) (Scholastic Reader Level 1, Drag Race!, Off-Roading, Race the World!, Racing U.S.A., Start Your Engines, Street Heat, Stunt Show!, Monster Trucks!, To the Extreme, Wild Rides)

Hot WheelsTM fans, get revved up to read! These high-interest easy beginning readers about extreme speed machines and high-octane racing feature simple text, bold artwork, and nonstop car action. They're the perfect books to spark the interest of reluctant readers who like cars. When children are encouraged to read about the subjects they are most interested in, they are more likely to develop lifelong reading habits-and experience academic success. Includes Drag Race!, Off-Roading, Race the World!, Racing U.S.A., Start Your Engines, Street Heat, Stunt Show!, Monster Trucks!, To the Extreme, and Wild Rides.

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Car in Garage

Car in Garage

The cars are modified Opels from Europe, adapted to be lighter weight and have a better center of gravity. They are equipped with 1300 CC motors and weigh less than half that of a regular car, but they have more than twice as much power.

To keep the weight down, there's nothing in the cars that isn't necessary to get the job done. That includes air conditioning. In the photo below (that's our tour guide, Driver Ron Fox), you may notice a small blue cooler under the hood. That's filled with ice water at the top of the show and plugged into tubes that feed cool suits worn by the drivers. According to Ron, though, it gets so hot the ice melts and the water turns warm after just a few minutes.

Lights, Motors, Action Show
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show -- You walk into the open-air theater and find your seat on metal, stadium-style bleachers that overlook a Mediterranean village-themed set. Above the set is a giant-sized

The premise of "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" centers around the filming of a spy thriller, with production crew members, stunt managers and a director and assistant director on the "live" set. Using a Tinseltown trick known as shooting "out-of-sequence," the director sets up the different stunts for the audience. After each scene is "filmed," the director then combines the shots to create the completed scene that is played on a giant video wall for the audience.

Featuring high-flying, gravity-defying automobile, motorcycle and high-speed watercraft stunts, the turbo-powered stage show will immerse park guests in the thrill-a-minute world of big-budget movie stunts.

When it opens, a cast of more than 50 will thrill audiences with pulse-pounding chases featuring automobiles, motorcycles and watercraft. Customized and modified, these vehicles will be piloted by a group of trained drivers throughout the show.

The arena for "Lights, Motors, Action!" -- a 177,000-square-foot facility featuring a Mediterranean village set -- is one of the Florida Vacation Kingdom's largest "stages," allowing stunt drivers to pack more edge-of-your-seat action into the show including high-speed spins, two-wheeled driving, jumps, pyrotechnic explosions, high falls and plenty of surprises created just as they are performed for the silver screen. The 5,000-seat stadium allows guests to see every inch of the non-stop action.

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Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

Remember Hot Wheels when you were a kid? Spectators at this year’s Indianapolis 500 were treated to a full-sized Hot Wheels spectacle as brave American bloke Tanner Foust (a racing driver, stunt extraordinaire and US Top Gear presenter, incidentally) jumped to world record glory with a staggering 332ft leap in his purpose-built Hot Wheels machine.

Before beating the previous four-wheel jump record by a full 31ft, Tanner built up the required speed by launching himself down a near-vertical ramp supported by a 10-story high door. Despite overshooting the landing ramp, the fearless stunt driver managed a textbook landing much to the crowd’s delight.

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Meter Measuring Wheel

meter measuring wheel

    measuring wheel
  • A piece of field equipment designed to measure distances; generally composed of a small wheel and calibrated meter mounted on the end of a handle

  • the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

  • any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

  • measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water"

  • The fundamental unit of length in the metric system, equal to 100 centimeters or approximately 39.37 inches

  • A race over a specified number of meters

meter measuring wheel - 10,000-foot /

10,000-foot / 10,000-meter Digital Measuring Wheel. Product Category: Hardware > Miscellaneous

10,000-foot / 10,000-meter Digital Measuring Wheel. Product Category: Hardware > Miscellaneous

10,000-foot / 10,000-meter Digital Measuring Wheel.
Get fast, accurate results for all your measurement estimates. Uses a Digital LCD display counter to provide accurate measures in both feet and meters. Very lightweight and easy to use, and has collapsible handle for more comfort and easy storage.
Features Include:
The easiest and fastest way to measure large areas without the hassle of a measuring tape
Great for use when landscaping, fencing, or remodeling
Lightweight aluminum handle extends up to 34.25 inches long
Display shows digits up to 9999.99 meters or 9999'11"
5.625" rubber wheel with PVC rim

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Agilux, Agifold. In this image you can - at your left hand side - see the two occulars. One for the viewfinder, and one for the density wedge light meter -also called an extinction principle light meter.
At the centre of the image you can see the wheel for measuring the distance, using the built-in rangefinder.
In the right hand side you can see the calculator wheel used for determining a proper shutterspeed/aperture combination after a reading through the meter. It seems that the calculator deals with Scheiner-Grad (SCH) and BSI values (Brittish Standard Institute), the latter probably being very similar to the ISO or ASA system) for film speed. The calculator handles film speed values from 24-33 SCH or 16-125 BSI/ASA/ISO). SCH 33 = 125 ASA/ISO/BSI. SCH 24 = 16 ASA/ISO/BSI.
The wheel also have red numbers 1,2,4,8 - I guess this means 1, 2, 4 and 8 seconds.

Part 3 of 4, Measuring Flash Output with a little help from a friend

Part 3 of 4, Measuring Flash Output with a little help from a friend

Let's say we have no wireless triggering devices (PW's) or flash syncro cords and we want to measure flash output of our strobe. Not a problem.

Turn on meter, set desired ISO and shutter speed as previously described. Now hold Mode button down while turning Jog Wheel until first flash icon [*] and shutter priority icon [T] are selected (hover cursor over photo and make sure your display matches photo). Release mode button, press and release Measuring Button. Hold meter on subject. Have a friend trigger strobe for you (meter cannot trigger strobe in this mode) Check meter reading and adjust your camera's settings to match meter's display (ISO, f stop, shutter speed).

Got Pocket Wizards? Check out Part 4, Going Wireless.

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Plastic Wheels - Wheel Horse 211 4.

Plastic Wheels

plastic wheels

  • fictile: capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"

  • capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"

  • Credit cards or other types of plastic card that can be used as money

  • generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives

  • A synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form

  • A circular object that revolves on an axle and is fixed below a vehicle or other object to enable it to move easily over the ground

  • (wheel) a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

  • A circular object that revolves on an axle and forms part of a machine

  • Used in reference to the cycle of a specified condition or set of events

  • steering wheel: a handwheel that is used for steering

  • (wheel) change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left"

Plastic steering wheel

Plastic steering wheel

What kind of plastic do they use to make steering wheels? I'm not sure. But from the soft feel of it, I'm guessing it includes phthalates. And,other than the windshield, everything else you see in this photo is plastic. Come to think of it, I think everything I can see inside my car is made from plastic.

Original Stock Brompton Plastic Castor, Washer, Sleeve, & Screw

Original Stock Brompton Plastic Castor,  Washer, Sleeve, & Screw

This is the original rather cheapie Brompton parts that came with the bike. I really never liked the wheels as they were too small to prevent heel strike and roll the bike about with ease.

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