bit OT - piston aero engines

They all look pretty stationary to me, but there are some seriously unusual
engines here in upstate New York
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Kim Siddorn
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Kim Siddorn
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Remember that you've only got a couple of weeks left to visit the Bristol Industrial Museum aero engine collection before the museum is closed and replaced by some crappy "Bristol Experience"
Printing and engines are certainly to go, as are several of the vehicles 8-(
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dingbat
Kim --
Rhinebeck is well worth a visit. Really good collection of original aircraft, plus a fair number of replicas (usually having original engines). Flying displays organised more for families than for Castrol R junkies, but the radials still sound good.
Many of the engines are in pretty dark hangars. Some are well lit, but only a few. I have photographs of many, but by no means all. Like many US museums, there is little written material or exhibit catalogues. Most engines have a single placard giving brief details, but you have to photograph that placard or take notes as there is no compilation to buy.
BTW, many of the most interesting engines are still attached to airframes ....
Recommended for serious anoraks, but take a pile of batteries & a decent flash gun. Tripod or monopod also useful. It's some way from most tourist places, & it's easy to spend 5-6 hours there -- get there early before the crowds, or it's difficult to get good pix in the hangars. Flying displays tend to be at weekend only.
Colin
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Colin

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