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19 February, 2007 at 7:52 am
You’ll be pleased to know that the Deltic wasn’t the only Rube Goldberg engine designed by Napier. They also did the Nomad, a post-WW2 attempt to increase the power and efficiency of piston aircraft engines.
19 February, 2007 at 8:37 pm
Oh yes, Armstrong-Whitworth, making things that would last, you feel. Aveling-Barford, Ruston-Bucyrus, Blaw-Knox, Massey-Fergusson, they made the stuff of life. wtf do the likes of Aviva, Seneca and Endica do, apart from all ending in a?
20 February, 2007 at 12:46 am
For the sound, go to YouTube and have a search on 55 or deltic. I’ve added a good ‘un on my favs on my YouTube page, /alanbe2. You can here it from miles away, and it has to be one of the weirdest noises you’ll here. Would be cool to make a minature one.
Owp, gotta go, I can here Spitfire kicking ten bells out of a neighbours cat…
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