Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Gears & Engines

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.
The General.
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
Vintage Ford. Cars have motors and gears.
Ferris Wheel Luna Park
A ferris wheel at Luna Park Sydney.
Bridgewater Bridge
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.
Semaphore Carousel horses
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.


Author: human59

I came to Australia with my mother and sister Vanda in 1966 from the UK aboard the Sitmar liner Castel Felice. We settled in South Australia I lived in the western suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. I became very interested in retro items in my twenties. It was always a dream of mine to have an old house and fill it with retro items. I have done it twice now. My main interest is collecting old things. They do not have to be valuable, only interesting. There is something reassuring about old retro items. I have all sorts of things including doll related items. My other interests are my beautiful pets, art and going for drives to who knows where. I also enjoy board games or doing a scenic jig saw puzzle on a wintry afternoon by the fire. My goal is to travel a bit more as there are some places I would love to see

4 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Gears & Engines”

    1. I thought yours were excellent and heaps better than mine. I was really stuck for ideas for this challenge. I just thought “Oh noooo!” when I saw what you had posted. I really like your wheel photo btw.


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