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Moon and Mill
October 26 2014 | 2:24 am

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Moon and Mill



Windmill by the Moon
October 26 2014 | 2:11 am

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Windmill by the Moon



Windmill at Twilight
October 26 2014 | 2:11 am

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Windmill at Twilight



bike
October 25 2014 | 9:55 pm

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Canon 5D MKIIn + SIGMA ART 35mm f/1.4



DSC_5232 - 1963 Chrysler Turbine
October 25 2014 | 9:53 pm

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DSC_5232 - 1963 Chrysler Turbine

The fourth-generation Chrysler turbine engine runs at up to 44,500 revolutions per minute, according to the owner's manual, and could operate using diesel fuel, unleaded gasoline, kerosene, JP-4 jet fuel, and even vegetable oil. The engine can run on virtually anything with combustible properties and "Chrysler claimed the turbine could gulp everything from peanut oil to Chanel No. 5." No air/fuel adjustments are required to switch from one fuel type to another and the only evidence of which fuel was used is the odor of the exhaust.

The engine has just 1/5 of the moving parts of a traditional piston-based internal combustion engine (60 rather than 300). The turbine spins on simple sleeve bearings for vibration-free running. Its simplicity offers the potential for long life, and because no combustion contaminants enter engine oil, no oil changes are considered necessary. The 1963 Turbine's engine generated 130 brake horsepower (97 kW; 132 PS) and an instant 425 pound force-feet (576 N·m) of torque at stall speed, making it good for 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 12 seconds at an ambient temperature of 85 °F (29 °C)—it can sprint quicker if the ambient air was cooler and denser.

The lack of many moving parts and the lack of liquid coolant eases maintenance, while the exhaust does not contain carbon monoxide, unburned carbon, or raw hydrocarbons. Nevertheless, the turbine generates nitrogen oxides and the challenge of limiting them proved an ongoing problem throughout development.

The power turbine is connected, without a torque converter, through a gear reduction unit to an only moderately modified TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The flow of the combustion gases between the gas generator and free power turbine provides the same functionality as a torque converter but without using a conventional liquid medium. Twin rotating recuperators transfer exhaust heat to the inlet air, greatly improving fuel economy. Varying stator blades prevent excessive top end speeds, and provide engine braking on deceleration.

Throttle lag and exhaust gas temperatures at idle plague early models; Chrysler was able to remedy or mitigate these to some degree. Acceleration lag, however, remains a problem, and fuel consumption is excessive. Acceleration is outstanding provided the turbine is spun up (by applying power) prior to releasing the brakes. Otherwise it is mediocre. The Turbine Car also features a fully stainless steel exhaust system, the exits of which are flat in cross section. This was intended to spread the exhaust gases thinly and thus cool them further, in order to allow the vehicle to stand in traffic without risking damage to following traffic. The combustor, or burner, is somewhat primitive by the standards of modern turbojet engines. A single reverse-flow canister featuring a more-or-less standard spark plug for ignition is employed. Had the engine been further developed, annular combustion chambers along with a second power turbine might have improved power and economy even more. The transmission has "idle" instead of "neutral".

The turbine car has some operational and aesthetic drawbacks. The car sounds like a giant vacuum cleaner, which was unexpected to consumers who were more familiar with the sound of a large American V8. That said, some observers admired the sound. High altitudes also cause problems for the combined starter-generator. Additionally, failing to follow the correct start-up procedure will cause the engine to stall; some drivers thought they could warm up the engine similar to the way they did with a gasoline engine. They would press the accelerator pedal to the floor before the engine had reached proper temperature. Instead of warming the engine, the excess fuel slowed the turbine down and resulted in the opposite of the desired effect. Doing this, however, did not do any permanent damage to the engine. In fact, it was possible to apply full throttle immediately after starting the engine without much fear of excessive wear. The engines were remarkably durable considering how fragile turbine engines are when compared to internal combustion piston engines. Troubles were remarkably few for such a bold experiment. It is not known how many testers made the mistake of using the leaded pump gas of the era; the tetraethyl lead leaves debilitating deposits within the engine. It was the one flammable liquid Chrysler recommended not be used; it was also by far the easiest fuel to obtain. Even so, more than 1.1 million test miles were accumulated by the 50 cars given to the public, and operational downtime stood at only 4%.



DSC_5231 - 1963 Chrysler Turbine
October 25 2014 | 9:52 pm

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DSC_5231 - 1963 Chrysler Turbine



DSC_5228 - 1963 Chrysler Turbine
October 25 2014 | 9:50 pm

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DSC_5228 - 1963 Chrysler Turbine



2014-10-23 - 558 - Av D Carlos I
October 25 2014 | 9:32 pm

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2014-09-06 - 576 - Av D Carlos I
October 25 2014 | 9:32 pm

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St Benet's Drainage Mill Sunset
October 25 2014 | 8:48 pm

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St Benet's Drainage Mill Sunset

Some interesting silhouettes seen on a recent sunset trip to Thurne.

© This photograph is copyrighted. Under no circumstances can it be reproduced, distributed, modified, copied, posted to websites or printed or published in media or other medium or used for commercial or other uses without the prior written consent and permission of the photographer.



Holgate Windmill and Windesheimer Molen (3)
October 25 2014 | 6:55 pm

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Holgate Windmill and Windesheimer Molen (3)

The windmill at Windesheim, near Zwolle in the Netherlands, is twinned with Holgate Windmill, York (UK). A group from York visited Windesheim and spent two days with our hosts, who also took us to see several other mills in the region.

Rini Kamp (Windesheim) wearing an apron from Holgate, presented as a gift by Jenny Hartland, Chair of the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society.

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windesheimer_molen

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Holgate Windmill and Windesheimer Molen (2)
October 25 2014 | 6:54 pm

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Holgate Windmill and Windesheimer Molen (2)

The windmill at Windesheim, near Zwolle in the Netherlands, is twinned with Holgate Windmill, York (UK). A group from York visited Windesheim and spent two days with our hosts, who also took us to see several other mills in the region.

A harvest loaf from Fred's Bakery in York was presented to Windesheim as a gift from Holgate, here with Tamara (Windesheim) and Richie (Holgate).

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windesheimer_molen

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Windesheimer molen (11)
October 25 2014 | 6:52 pm

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Windesheimer molen (11)

The windmill at Windesheim, near Zwolle in the Netherlands, is twinned with Holgate Windmill, York (UK). A group from York visited Windesheim and spent two days with our hosts, who also took us to see several other mills in the region.

View from the stage, looking south towards the village of Windesheim.

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windesheimer_molen

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Windesheimer molen (10)
October 25 2014 | 6:51 pm

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Windesheimer molen (10)

The windmill at Windesheim, near Zwolle in the Netherlands, is twinned with Holgate Windmill, York (UK). A group from York visited Windesheim and spent two days with our hosts, who also took us to see several other mills in the region.

This is the information board outside Windesheim mill.

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windesheimer_molen

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Motorpech - Groningen
October 25 2014 | 4:18 pm

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Motorpech - Groningen

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Nederland - Limburg - Heythuysen - Sint Antoniusmolen
October 25 2014 | 12:03 pm

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Nederland - Limburg - Heythuysen - Sint Antoniusmolen

Molen Limburg



2010-03-20 - 735 - Lg do Terreirinho
October 25 2014 | 11:50 am

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2010-03-20 - 735 - Lg do Terreirinho



2012-12-02 - 713 - R. Alfandega
October 25 2014 | 11:50 am

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2012-12-02 - 713 - R. Alfandega



Hybrid
October 25 2014 | 11:14 am

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Hybrid
October 25 2014 | 11:14 am

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Hybrid



Vehicle Collection (4865) - Pedal Car
October 25 2014 | 8:37 am

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Vehicle Collection (4865) - Pedal Car

Somewhere in Michigan during 1919.

Please go here to see more photographs of the Family Car -
www.flickr.com/photos/69559277@N04/sets/72157628124351754...

Produced from the original negative in my collection.



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October 25 2014 | 4:47 am

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East Troy Electric Railway, WI, 16.6.2013



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October 25 2014 | 4:47 am

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Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL, 18.6.2011



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Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL, 18.6.2011



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October 25 2014 | 4:47 am

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Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL, 18.6.2011



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October 25 2014 | 4:47 am

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Como-Harriet Streetcar Museum, MN, 11.6.2011



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YaYa moonbeam collector
October 24 2014 | 9:57 pm

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YaYa moonbeam collector

We are at the YaYa Farm and Orchard west of Hygiene, Colorado just off (at 6914) Ute Highway (#66) to Lyons. There is little wonder about the source of this unusual name. This is a Challenge style windmill and uses a spear-shape weight behind to help point (and balance?) the vaneless windmill into the wind. I suppose that this style windmill pumped water or there would not be any examples left anywhere. It still looks like the pump linkages are still in place on this example. I knew of this style windmill but I never have seen one close up and personal. Here is another take of mine. YaYa is west of the McIntosh Ag Farm Museum but is a working farm. Boy, there IS work.

Out here at YaYa Farm and Orchard, they are quickly gearing up for a day of picking and pricing sales at 6914 Ute Highway west McIntosh Ag Museum and Hygiene. Well, they are moving as fast as possible in an early morning. The orchard is open for another U-Pick It day. The barnyard has been spiffed up and the canopy stand has been set up for displays and sales. Too much work and too little time until opening hours on this early morning. This spot declares themselves as an event venue. There are certainly enough porta--potties for a bit of a crowd.

eDDie targeted me for an early Friday barn run. He started with locals he found on Google Street View. I thought this was a good place to start the local ag shots, the Ya Ya Farm and Orchard on the Ya Ya Farm and Orchard west of Hygiene, Colorado just off Ute Highway (#66) to Lyons and up the South and North St.Vrain Canyons. I wonder where the name came from? This is a Challenge style windmill and uses a spear-shape weight behind to help point (and balance?) the vaneless windmill into the wind. I suppose that this style windmill pumped water or there would not be any examples left anywhere. I knew of this style windmill but I never have seen one close up and personal. Here is a take of mine.



My Bond Bug ...
October 24 2014 | 9:47 pm

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My Bond Bug ...

That's my all time favourite car! A 1970's Orange Bond Bug ... A car that was born for the masses, but sadly never really worked. And that's why I love these! If you never heard about the Bug, then have a search at Google, really worth it! 8-)



Windesheimer molen interior (2)
October 24 2014 | 6:11 pm

nican45 has added a photo to the pool:

Windesheimer molen interior (2)

The windmill at Windesheim, near Zwolle in the Netherlands, is twinned with Holgate Windmill, York (UK). A group from York visited Windesheim and spent two days with our hosts, who also took us to see several other mills in the region.

Interior view of the Windesheim mill, showing the large wheel driven by the sails.

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windesheimer_molen

4 October 2014
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Windesheimer molen (4)
October 24 2014 | 6:09 pm

nican45 has added a photo to the pool:

Windesheimer molen (4)

The windmill at Windesheim, near Zwolle in the Netherlands, is twinned with Holgate Windmill, York (UK). A group from York visited Windesheim and spent two days with our hosts, who also took us to see several other mills in the region.

This is the Windesheim mill in the late afternoon.

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windesheimer_molen

4 October 2014
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Windesheimer molen (1)
October 24 2014 | 6:08 pm

nican45 has added a photo to the pool:

Windesheimer molen (1)

The windmill at Windesheim, near Zwolle in the Netherlands, is twinned with Holgate Windmill, York (UK). A group from York visited Windesheim and spent two days with our hosts, who also took us to see several other mills in the region.

This is the Windesheim mill in the late afternoon.

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windesheimer_molen

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