Here are my photos for the Gears & Engines photo challenge. It was tough trying to come up with something since Vanda went and stole some of my ideas. The tram, the crane and what was the other one? Darn and Drat! I had to spend half the afternoon going through my pictures to find more ideas. Here’s what I came up with.
This is taken at the QVM in Launceston of the traverse in the old railway workshops.
Tram from the tramway museum at Launceston. It no longer runs on electricity via the overhead power lines. Now it has a motorised gadget to power it.
This Toboggan by Technofix is mechanical and when the key is used to wind up the cars a gear underneath pulls them up the hill.
Model Steam engine at Evandale. This engine is called The General. There would be all sorts of bits and pieces inside to move the driving wheels and work the pistons.
Vintage Ford. Cars have motors and gears.
A ferris wheel at Luna Park Sydney.
The Bridgewater bridge at Bridgewater once opened to let boats through as they travelled down the mighty Derwent River. You can see all sorts of chains and wheels on this bridge.
I love clocks and this one in Sydney is fabulous. They have all sorts of gears and movements inside to for adjusting the time and for the chimes. This is inside the Queen Victoria Building.
These were once Sydney’s oldests moving stairs. They are wooden and were only replaced in the last year or so. I think this was at Town Hall Station but I can’t remember for sure now.
Carousels have been powered by steam and electricity over the years that they have been operating. This one is at Semaphore in South Australia where I used to live and is open on Sundays.