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PeterSibley
07-07-2011, 04:48 AM
Look here and enjoy !!BY:D

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Tomlinson.htm

The Bigfella
07-07-2011, 05:24 AM
Fabulous.

bob winter
07-07-2011, 05:56 AM
The man is skilled beyond belief.

Mrleft8
07-07-2011, 07:45 AM
Impressive but..... I just don't get it..... It's just me I guess, but I'd rather see a viable wind generator....

PeterSibley
07-07-2011, 07:59 AM
Me too but I DO admire the kind of skill of hand I will never possess .

WX
07-07-2011, 08:11 AM
I'm seriously impressed.

thedutchtouch
07-07-2011, 08:33 AM
+1 impressive, but seemingly pointless- i'd rather spend the same time/effort on something i can use, not a model

carioca1232001
07-07-2011, 09:45 AM
Started life as a Motor Vehicle Electrical Technician.........just goes to show the immense talent latent in people that most times never sees the light of day, unless an opportunity arises to kindle it.

The chap who used to top my class at university, was the son of a dirt poor road labourer from Swindon, Wiltshire. He had ducked the 11+ exams which in those days (late 50´s / early 60´s) meant that the child was shunted off into vocational school. Luckily for him his talent was spotted by one of the teachers at the latter place. Had half a dozen offers of employment in his final year at university, but the BBC Research Deptē managed to bag him.

Paul Pless
07-07-2011, 09:52 AM
Impressive but..... I just don't get it..... It's just me I guess, but I'd rather see a viable wind generator....As hard as it is to fathom, I bet there are people that find lawn tractor polo not only pointless, but rather inane. Not that I'm one of those people. . .

Gerarddm
07-07-2011, 10:06 AM
That is an inspiring site. The P-51 Mustang is boggling.

Keith Wilson
07-07-2011, 12:12 PM
I think the engineers at Napier had access to some very, very good drugs.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ef/Napier_deltic_animation_large.gif/220px-Napier_deltic_animation_large.gif

wardd
07-07-2011, 04:44 PM
I think the engineers at Napier had access to some very, very good drugs.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ef/Napier_deltic_animation_large.gif/220px-Napier_deltic_animation_large.gif

isn't this from the tardis?

Keith Wilson
07-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Napier Deltic 18-cylinder opposed-piston two-stroke valveless diesel, for marine and rail.

http://craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ClenSection.jpg

wardd
07-07-2011, 04:55 PM
an engineer with too much time and a vivid imagination

opposed diesels were used by the navy during ww2 in subs

wardd
07-07-2011, 05:00 PM
http://www.maritime.org/fleetsub/index.htm