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Old 18th May 2019, 05:04 PM
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Default Kempton Steam Museum 18-5-2019

A few photos from the Kempton Steam Museum, Stationary Engine and Model Boat Weekend, which also featured, BF 7952 A&P 11554, HO 6341 W&S 7333 and a portable engine, on a saw bench, Marshall 6158 of 1878

Marshall PE 6158 of 1878.



HO 6341 W&S 7333 and BF 7952 A&P 11554, by the steam museum.



BF 7952 A&P 11554, with the elevated A316 in the background.



BF 7952 A&P 11554, passing the 2' gauge Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway.



One of the model boats on 'the pond' which featured working fire hoses



The Worthington-Simpson Triple Expansion engine, under steam, 62 feet high, weighing 1000 tons, with 33-ton flywheels spinning round on their 30-ton crankshaft.







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This is an awesome place to visit when the engine is running, and the guided tour is well worth the time spent on it. Great shots Neil.
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Great pics, thanks
The ingenuity of engineers in the past is staggering.
Just casting the 30t crank and flywheel is astounding but just imagine trying to machine them !
That machine will amaze people for hundreds of years
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Did you know the engines were used as a "location" in the first Titanic film (not the Leonardo de Caprio / Kate Winslet one)?

Your piece of trivia for the day.

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