Videos tagged with "engine"
Scotland forth estuary engineering [00:54]
Scotland forth estuary engineering. Uploaded by happycoach on Mar 12, 2013. Grangemouth petrochemical plant Blackness Castle All 3 forth bridges.
Trip to Paris from Croydon in Heracles in early 1930's. Film 6644 [04:33]
Scotland. Amateur home movie. Returning from Scotland with Fergie. Hyde Park 1931. River Thames (?) sculling and rowing. By air to Paris October 1931. Departure with Voght from Croydon. 4-engined, plus two smaller planes Imperial Airways, London. Boarding the plane "Heracles" G-AAXC welding 1935, Bayswater, Boy wears kilt.
The Falkirk Wheel - Engineering Marvel [01:04]
See this engineering masterpiece known as The Falkirk Wheel. The Falkirk Wheel is a perfect example of functioning and modern architecture. Located in Scotland, it was designed to reconnect the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal. It serves as the only rotating boat lift in the world. The two canals had previously been joined by a fleet of locks, but in 1933, the locks had been dismantled. Officials then pondered what could be done to connect the two waterways. Hence the idea for the Falkirk Wheel was born. Completed in 2002, the engineering marvel measures 35 meters tall. It took over 1200 tons of steel to create along with 1000 construction crew members. Amazingly the wheel only uses 1.5 kilowatts of electricity per hour to turn, powered by ten hydraulic motors. The Falkirk Wheel can carry at least 8 boats at one time, taking about an hour to get from one canal to the other. Boat trips are offered so visitors can experience The Falkirk Wheel. Not only is the wheel an impressive piece of machinery, it also serves as a major landmark in Scotland.
Autumn Setting Sun Friarton Bridge River Tay Perth Perthshire Scotland [00:45]
Tour Scotland Autumn video of the sun setting below the Friarton Bridge over the River Tay on visit to Perth, Perthshire. This Scottish bridge is a light weight concrete road bridge located on outskirts of Perth, Scotland, approximately 20 miles upstream of the Tay Road Bridge. The bridge was constructed by the Miller Group and engineered by Andrew Stevenson, and is the first light weight concrete bridge built in Europe. It is part of the important east coast road corridor from Edinburgh through to Dundee and Aberdeen.
Apse And Communion Table St Conan's Kirk Loch Awe Argyll Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of the Apse and Communion Table on visit to St Conan's Kirk by Loch Awe, Argyll. The semicircular apse and ambulatory with their solid pillars, narrow arches and clear glass windows are perhaps the most distinctive features of St. Conan's. It seems probable that the shape was inspired by those of St. John's Chapel in the Tower of London, but whereas that chapel is dark, this receives the full blaze of daylight and has as its background the mountains of Glenorchy and Glenstrae. The result is most pleasing and almost unique. There is an interesting story current locally that when Mr. Campbell was designing this part of the kirk an engineer friend objected that, although the effect might be beautiful, the design was mechanically unsound. Mr. Campbell disagreed, but, to make quite sure, built a scale model of the apse and passed a steamroller over it. The model stood up to the pressure, and so has the structure itself. Within the curve of the apse is the communion table, made of solid oak. Once again the craftsmen were found locally and are still represented in the village. The wood from which this table was carved weighed over seven hundredweight