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Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The North Somerset Electric Light & Power Company Ltd.

Been mocking up a building for the indoor section of my line...

This is the generating plant of 'The North Somerset Electric Light & Power Company Ltd.' and will contain a Stuart Turner #504 boiler driving a couple of large stationary steam engines in turn running stepper motor generators...the plan is to illuminate all the buildings on the line with the generating plant.

The Engineer.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A Day on the West Somerset Railway

We both spent a day out on the WSR this Sunday just been - it was The Carpenter's granddad's birthday do and I was invited along too. Anyway, not much of a railway photographer but grabbed a few pictures of locos...

GWR Modified Hall No. 6960 'Raveningham Hall' and S&DJR 7F No. 88 

GWR Large Prairie No. 4160

For those who are interested, HERE is a link to the WSR's website.

Back to progress on projects soon...a fair bit has been done of late...

The Engineer.